CFO$

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CFO$
Also known as Kromestatik[1]
CFO$[2][3]
Arcadia[4][5]
Origin Long Island, New York
Occupation(s) Producers, Songwriters, Composers, Mix Engineers
Instruments Vocals, guitar, drums, piano, production
Years active 2012–present
Labels WWE Music Group
Arcade Songs[6]
Egg Songs Publishing II[7][8]
Screech Music[9][10]
Members John Alicastro[11]
Michael Lauri[12]

CFO$ (/ˌsɛfˈs/) is an American songwriting and production duo consisting of John Paul Alicastro and Michael Conrad Lauri. They are primarily known for creating entrance music and program themes for WWE.[13] The two have also garnered credits for The Unlikely Candidates, Wolfgang Gartner,[14] Rozes, Phillip Phillips, Goo Goo Dolls, Young Guns,[15] Will Roush,[16] KIT Walters, Train,[17] and Filter.[18][19]

Career

CFO$ made their musical debut during WWE Raw 1000 on July 23, 2012 as Kromestatik when their song "The Night" was selected as the show's official main theme. Shortly after, they began contributing themes for main roster WWE talent such as Jack Swagger, Seth Rollins, Dean Ambrose, Sheamus, Kane and AJ Styles.[20] Today, CFO$ serve as the executive producers for the WWE Music Group and the duo has been the driving creative force behind the music of NXT,[13] securing #1 singles in the iTunes Soundtrack category with "The Rising Sun" (Shinsuke Nakamura)[21] and "Glorious Domination" (Bobby Roode).[22] In addition, CFO$ have developed and contributed musical content for the WWE's streaming service, the WWE Network.[23][24][25] CFO$ also contribute themes to WWE Network original shows such as Swerved, The Edge and Christian Show That Totally Reeks of Awesomeness, Legends House[26][27] and Camp WWE.[28][29]

Television appearances

Television

Year Title Role Notes
2015 Total Divas Themselves; Alicastro and Lauri Episode: "It's a Beautiful Life?"

Web

Year Title Role Notes
2018 Ride Along Themselves; Alicastro and Lauri Episode: "Ballad of Elias and Bálor Club"
2018 Walk With Elias: The Documentary Themselves; Alicastro and Lauri WWE Network kayfabe mockumentary

WWE discography

See also

References

  1. ^ https://twitter.com/CFOSofficial/status/754746436177321985 "That [Kromestatik] was a name we very briefly went under before we settled on CFO$, CFO$ on Twitter".
  2. ^ http://www.wwe.com/inside/wwemusic/article/cfos-wwe-entrance-music "CFO$ are involved in the creation of Superstar entrance music from the moment the talent signs a WWE contract. - WWE.com"
  3. ^ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uz7UusXAFSg "Meet CFO$, the masterminds behind your favorite WWE Superstar's entrance music", WWE on YouTube.
  4. ^ http://arcadesongs.com/songwriter/arcadia/ "ARCADIA is a New York-based writing and production duo consisting of John Alicastro and Mike Lauri".
  5. ^ http://arcadesongs.com/songwriter/arcadia/ "Under the alias CFO$, John and Mike serve as executive producers for WWE Music Group and have been the creative force behind the music of the WWE’s extensive array of programming since 2012."
  6. ^ "ARCADIA – Arcade Songs". arcadesongs.com. Retrieved 9 April 2017. Since joining the Arcade Songs family. 
  7. ^ "Publishers | Egg Songs Publishing II - IPI Code: 681715430". repertoire.sacem.fr. Retrieved 4 June 2017. 
  8. ^ Also known as "Egg Yolks Publishing II" on BMI's repertoire.
  9. ^ "ACE Repertory | Publishers: Screech Music". www.ascap.com. 
  10. ^ "Publisher: Screech Music - Code IPI: 763725714". repertoire.sacem.fr. Retrieved 4 June 2017. 
  11. ^ "ACE Repertory - ALICASTRO JOHN PAUL". www.ascap.com. Retrieved 20 May 2017. 
  12. ^ "ACE Repertory - LAURI MICHAEL CONRAD". www.ascap.com. Retrieved 20 May 2017. 
  13. ^ a b "WWE.com". Meet CFO$, the musical masterminds behind your favorite Superstar’s entrance music. August 2016. 
  14. ^ "ACE Repertory - ALICASTRO JOHN PAUL, LAURI MICHAEL CONRAD". www.ascap.com. Retrieved 27 May 2017. 
  15. ^ "ACE Repertory - ALICASTRO JOHN PAUL, LAURI MICHAEL CONRAD". www.ascap.com. Retrieved 27 May 2017. 
  16. ^ "ACE Repertory - ALICASTRO JOHN PAUL, LAURI MICHAEL CONRAD". www.ascap.com. Retrieved 27 May 2017. 
  17. ^ http://arcadesongs.com/songwriter/arcadia/ "Since joining the Arcade Songs family, the two have garnered credits for Wolfgang Gartner, Phillip Phillips, Train, Goo Goo Dolls, Young Guns, and Filter."
  18. ^ "John Alicastro Credits". AllMusic.com. 
  19. ^ "Mike Lauri Credits". AllMusic.com. 
  20. ^ "CFO$ iTunes Store". 
  21. ^ "CFO$ Nakamura Tweet". 
  22. ^ "CFO$ Roode Tweet". 
  23. ^ "The Music of the WWE Network by CFO$ & Jim Johnston on Apple Music". iTunes. Retrieved 20 May 2017. 
  24. ^ "ACE Repertory - OVER THE TOP". www.ascap.com. 
  25. ^ "1. Over the Top (WWE Network) - iTunes". www.itunes.com. Retrieved 20 May 2017. 
  26. ^ "6. Under Pressure (Legends House) - iTunes". iTunes. Retrieved 20 May 2017. 
  27. ^ "Under Pressure - (Alternate Title: Legends House)". www.ascap.com. Retrieved 20 May 2017. 
  28. ^ "ACE Repertory - NO PLACE LIKE CAMP". www.ascap.com. Retrieved 20 May 2017. 
  29. ^ "Camp WWE - No Place Like Camp (Official Theme)". www.youtube.com. 29 April 2016. Retrieved 20 May 2017. 

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