Eric Kalver is a Swiss army knife: he's a music supervisor, a tech geek, an organization fiend, an IMDB fanatic, a composer, an arranger, AND a drummer. With all of these skills, Eric is a tour de force of music and entertainment knowledge and experience.
After graduating from Berklee College of Music with a dual major in Contemporary Writing & Production and Drum Set Performance, Eric drove across the country from Rhode Island to good ole' Tinseltown (Hollywood) in just 3.5 days. He immediately began working as a production assistant for the Daytime Emmys, the World Magic Awards, and the Hollywood Christmas Parade.
Soon after that, he was working among the likes of Mark Mothersbaugh (Devo, 21 Jump Street, The Lego Movie), orchestrator/conductor James Sale, Brian Tyler (Avengers: Age of Ultron, The Fast and the Furious series, Now You See Me), and Matthew Margeson (Kingsman: The Secret Service, Kick Ass 2) as a copyist and orchestrator for movies such as Fast Five, Skyline, Battle: Los Angeles, and Star Wars Angry Birds. Eric was the studio manager for Brian and coordinated scoring sessions as well as facilitated the work flow and deliverables to music editors and orchestrators.
While continuing to work for film composers, Eric worked for Alfred Music Publishing as the Choral Production Editor. He was the liaison between the editors and arrangers, and proofread all publications for grammatical and musical errors. Eric also became a published arranger with his arrangement of John Williams' Star Wars music as a percussion ensemble arrangement.
After taking a class at UCLA for Music Supervision, Eric made the transition to music publishing for film and television by becoming the Film and Television Creative for Heavy Hitters Music. He has pitched and placed their 10K+ song catalog for shows on ABC, CBS, Fox Sports, MTV, Disney, and more. Due to his extensive knowledge and experience in music composition and performance, Eric has an ear for what works and doesn't and can easily relate and work with composers and music supervisors.
Eric moved on to working for Activision Games as their Music Coordinator and interim Music Supervisor for Guitar Hero Live. For over 30 years, Activision has been making some of the most recognizable games such as Call of Duty, Skylanders, Guitar Hero, World of Warcraft, and Tony Hawk. He helped in researching, clearing, and licensing music for new games, as well as helped find new music for game titles, downloads, and advertising. The Activision Music Department won "Best Music Supervision in a Video Game" at the Guild of Music Supervisor Awards for their work on Guitar Hero Live. Eric had cleared over 500 songs for use in the game.
Currently, Eric works as a Music Supervisor and Assistant Producer for MAS (Music and Strategy) alongside Executive Producer Gabe McDonough, working on music supervision for advertising and branding. In a short amount of time, Eric has music supervised for brands such as Netflix, Coach, Miller Lite, Intel, Verizon, Ford, Nest, and many more.
Besides music, Eric is also an avid runner and competitive athlete, having completed 3 marathons, 3 half marathons, a 100 mile bike ride, and a triathlon. He lives in Encino, CA with his wife, Elissa, and 2 dogs: Ted and Penny.
He also LOVES Star Wars.