Title: Executive Creative Director/Co-Founder, Diner Music Library & Music Playground
Eric Kaye is the Executive Creative Director/Co-Founder of the Diner Music Library and the Music Playground, companies with offices in New York and Los Angeles, specializing in music publishing, music supervision and licensing, original composition, song clearance, and copyright management.
With over 20 years of experience in putting music to picture as a music supervisor, publisher, producer, composer, musician, licensor, and creative director, Kaye has been directly involved in the composition, sale or license of over 5,000 pieces of music for use in film, television and advertising.
As a musician, he has performed with or produced artists including Luther Vandross, Carrie Underwood, Clint Black, Marc Cohn, Pat DiNizio of the Smithereens and Dave Wakeling of the English Beat.
He has been a board member of the Association of Music Producers (AMP), as well as a voting member of the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences and the Recording Academy. He is also an advisor and consultant to the American Federation of Musicians (AFofM) in their contract negotiations with respect to their commercials contracts.
The Music Playground’s artist licensing group represents a highly curated collection of over 250 bands and artists from around the world for sync placements in film, television and advertising. Its original music division boasts a full staff of composers producing original bespoke music for filmmakers and advertisers for hundreds of projects each year.
The Diner is the world’s first fully customizable original music library. Over 25,000 tracks representing all genres, including an extensive collection of tracks specifically geared towards advertising, as well as authentic source music representing the best of American popular music genres. Founded in 2008 by composers for composers, the Diner is a collective of over 100 award-winning film, tv and advertising composers from around the globe.