The band Size 14 was formed when Ptak placed an ad in a Los Angeles classified magazine. Ptak and bandmate Linus of Hollywood recorded all of the band"s early demos on Ptak"s 8 Track. Ptak can also be heard singing backing vocals and the high falsettos parts on the band"s songs.
Ptak left the band in 19997 and was replaced by Ray Santangelo.
Ptak moved to New York City to start a live version of his solo-project Artificial Joy which consisted of singer Milena Mepris (who later went to form Pin Maine Down), bassist Mark Cevellos, and drummer Alex Elena. Later, drummer John Lamkin also joined.
The band produced one 7 track Civil Defense. After Artificial Joy disbanded, Ptak formed the rock band The Bastard Kings of Rock with Ptak on Lead vocals and lead guitar, Aristotle Dreher on bass and Michael Hamilton on drums, the band split up in 2004, after which Ptak focused on management and production. Work as manager
Ptak was the manager of Pin Maine Down the side project from Bloc Party guitarist Russell Lissack and Artificial Joy singer Milena Mepris.
Ptak and Renee Frisch also executive produced the band"s album, while Alex Elena was the album"s producer.
Robt Ptak has released demos/studio recordings via a Soundcloud page through the name DPG MEDIA. Ptak has also released some of this music via his Facebook Musician Page.