J. Tayloe Emery works as a creative producer, writer and director primarily in the Washington, D.C., Los Angeles, New York and Nashville markets where he is known for precise execution on high-profile awareness media projects, concerts and events.
Tayloe is the former Creative Director at DATA (Debt, AIDS, Trade, Africa) the organization founded by U2's Bono and Sir Bob Geldof that advocates for African justice and poverty issues. He worked as one of the producers of the LIVE 8 concert in Philadelphia in 2005 and is the founder and Executive Director of Nashville 4 Africa.
A new media and cause marketing pioneer and a former journalist for Rolling Stone and MTV, Tayloe excels in artist engagement and in bringing together non-profits with A-list global artist/activists in a cohesive collaboration. At DATA he developed and nurtured the activist work of Brad Pitt, Matt Damon, Tom Brady, George Clooney, Connie Britton, Penelope Cruz and many others.
Commercial + television + film projects for DATA (Debt, AIDS, Trade, Africa), ONE, Live 8, Earth Hour, Live Earth, Robert Duvall Children's Fund and LDP.
He is the founder and CEO of Diomed Presents, a boutique entertainment, experience and event company.
One by One PSA Video 2005-- DATA (Debt, AIDS, Trade, Africa) Creator, co-writer, co-producer *Nominated for Emmy (Best Commercial) Bono, Brad Pitt, George Clooney, P Diddy, Penelope Cruz, Salma Hayek
Live 8 Philadelphia 2005 -- Producer with DATA and ONE - Brad Pitt, Alicia Keys
ONEXONE Gala 2005-2007 -- Toronto, Ca. Co-Producer with Joey Adler, Kate Hudson, Barry Avarich
National Geographic --Producer - Scrolls of Tombouctou Interviews 2006
"Running The Sahara" -- Special Advisor to the film
ONE Vote PSA 2007 -- Creator, co-writer, co-producer ONE Campaign with George and Nick Clooney, Tom Brady, Julia Roberts, Toby Keith
Voices PSA Video -- Co-Producer Deine Stimme 2007 Berlin, Germany with Matt Damon, Brad Pitt, Bob Geldof
African Democracy in 2008 Video -- Producer DATA presentation to Wash DC on AIDS/hiv progress
Menokin Bluegrass Festival 2002-2005 Director with Dr. Ralph Stanley, Seldom Scene and Tony Rice.
"Ithuteng" -- Music video by Raine Maida + Chantal Krevasiak 2008 (Co-produced by Charlie Ebersol)
Austin4Africa Concert -- Executive Producer 2009 with Bob Schneider, African Children's Choir
Nashville4Africa Concert -- Executive Producer 2009 with Keith Urban, Faith Hill, Big Kenny + African Children's Choir
Live Earth India PSA Video -- Producer 2009 with Salma Hayek, Kevin Bacon
Earth Hour 2009-10 PSA Videos -- Producer with Tom Brady, Gisele Bunchen, Steve Nash, Ed Norton
Honey Brake Experience -- Creator, writer, director, producer Louisiana Delta 2011-12 on the Pursuit Channel
Robert Duvall Children's Fund-- Director, producer, writer Christmas Outreach Video
"The Last Song Before The War" -- 2012 Documentary Release Special Advisor to Film
Love Canon -- "Dangerzone" music video Producer, Dirtector
Virginia Foods + Bluegrass Tour -- 2015 Executive Producer, Virginia Bluegrass and Craft Food Tour
Host and creator of HGTV 2015 television production "American Rehab: Virginia"
Bluegrass Under the Stars 2017 with John Starling + Clearwater —Executive Producer
Mount Airy Bluegrass Festival 2018-2019 — Director
First Crop Hemp Launch Video 2019 — Writer, Producer