a chat with john defaria from the megatrax newsletter

Composer John DeFaria has worked with the likes of Gloria Estefan, Bob James, Kenny Loggins, and Kitaro. An accomplished composer, guitarist, producer and performer, he’s lent his talents to many discs in the Megatrax catalog including MX210 Positively Retail 2, MX220 TV Time, and MX229 Positively Retail 3.  We took some time with DeFaria to learn more about his background, his inspiration, and the work he’s done for Megatrax. Megatrax: Tell us a little bit about your background in music. How did you start composing, and what are some of the highlights of your career so far? John DeFaria: I was down in Miami in the early ‘80s going to […]

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prince wants cover songs banned

Prince is making waves with recent assertions that he thinks it should be illegal to cover his songs. Fox News reports: “The artist” told George Lopez that he thinks copyright law should be changed so that nobody can remake his hits. “My problem is when the industry covers the music,” he said. “There’s this thing called compulsory licensing law that allows artists through the record companies to take your music at will without your permission.”

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My View of NAB 2011

Now that the dust has settled from the annual Vegas trek for NAB, I can look back on it for being one of the more interesting shows I’ve attended.  Though my years attended are dwarfed by some of my co-workers, I’ve gone enough times during a variety of domestic and worldwide economic conditions to say that if this is a barometer, things are looking up! Let’s face it – it’s difficult to calculate the real ROI for a trade show, but easy to say it’s zero if you’re not there.  Granted, some business will be transacted, but the real value is in meeting people who you have had, or will […]

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some love for megatrax from chile

Megatrax is an international company, and among the well-wishers visiting the company’s booth at NAB 2011, we had folks from Brazil, Chile, and more. Check out this great testimonial from Chile, and check back for another from Brazil!

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more testimonials for megatrax from nab 2011

Megatrax clients offer congratulations on 20 years of independence at NAB 2011.

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megatrax officially toasts 20 years at nab

Independent Production Music Leaders Celebrate with Clients in Las Vegas North Hollywood – Megatrax Production Music, the leading independent production music source for film, broadcast, advertising and multimedia, made a splash at the National Association of Broadcasters Show last week in Las Vegas, toasting their 20th Anniversary with champagne and comments from toastmasters and founders Ron Mendelsohn and JC Dwyer. The company also unveiled their new “sizzle reel” and the winners of their client video contest at Monday’s special in-booth party. Emcee for the Anniversary toast, VP of Sales Phil Macko, says: “It was a remarkable success, made possible by the support of our clients and valued partners. The highlight […]

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marquee music artists shangani perform at nab 2011

Marquee Music artists Shangani perform in the Megatrax booth during the 20th Anniversary champagne toast event at NAB 2011.

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myron gigger gives megatrax some love at nab 2011

Myron Gigger of Radio One Atlanta gives Megatrax some love in a testimonial at NAB 2011. One of our client video contest winners, Myron also made a hilarious short film using Megatrax music that you can see after the jump.

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megatrax and friends at nab- a slideshow!

Just a few of the folks who stopped by the Megatrax booth at NAB 2011. Check out the album on our Facebook page, and tune in all this week for more videos from NAB.

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congratulations to our video contest winners!

Megatrax clients got creative in advance of NAB 2011, creating amazing short videos featuring Megatrax music. Check out our two big winners here and on our YouTube channel!

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