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Richard D. Kaye


Richard D. Kaye was Associate Producer of the 1975 GRAMMY AWARD WINNER "Best Children's Recording" THE LITTLE PRINCE narrated by Richard Burton. In 1986 he purchased the sound recording from LP Ventures. Since acquiring copyright ownership he has licensed distribution rights to Cassette Book Company, Newman Communications, BMG Record Club and Warner Bros./Music For Little People. In 2004 he re-issued the CD on rdkRecords and in May 2011 he licensed digital distribution rights to iTunes.

Richard worked as a consultant to SONY/ATV MUSIC PUBLISHING. He served on the Board of Directors of BROADWAY ON SUNSET and was a music consultant for the Second Annual West Coast Theatre Conference featuring keynote speaker Julie Taymor. In 2003 he produced a staged reading of GARBO ...the Musical at the Court Theatre, Los Angeles and in 2010 he was Honorary Associate Producer of WHEN GARBO TALKS! (a World Premiere Musical) at ICT - Long Beach Performing Arts Center.

d/b/a VIRGIN EAR MUSIC Richard published the Jimmy Osmond international hit song LONG HAIRED LOVER FROM LIVERPOOL. The million selling gold record stayed at No. 1 on the UK pop charts for six consecutive weeks and was designated the New Musical Express "Best Selling Single" of its release year.

Richard formed and administrated music publishing companies for the internationally renowned theatre rock group The TUBES from 1976 to 2002 and was co-administrator of The TUBES/David Foster No.1 Billboard rock song SHE'S A BEAUTY.

Prior to forming his own company he worked with the early BILLY JOEL song catalog as Professional Manager for HOME GROWN MUSIC. While living in New York City he worked for BUDD MUSIC CORP. and was an independent record producer for ABC Paramount, Mercury and Capitol Records.

In 1965, recording as Richie Kaye, he was signed to ABC Paramount Records. His anti-war protest song HERE COMES UNCLE SAM was reissued in 2010 as part of the prestigious box set NEXT STOP IS VIETNAM …The War On Record with songs by Pete Seeger, Bob Dylan, Barry McGuire, Phil Ochs, The Doors and John Lennon.

Richard attended Berklee School of Music where he majored in arranging and music composition.



Links:

Grammy Letter - National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences

Autographed Script- The Little Prince