Ty Roberts, Gracenote
Ty Roberts is the Co-founder, Senior Vice President and Chief Technology Officer of Gracenote, keepers of the world's music and video metadata. You could say that Gracenote is the master of metadata (I know I have) and I thought it could be interesting to learn a bit more about what Gracenote does and how they do it.
This Q&A came about in an interesting way—do you recall our post about Neil Young's missing metadata from his new album Americana? Well Stephen Dupont, Gracenote's Director of Sales, Americas and AudioStream reader saw our post, passed it along to Ty who passed it along to 'Neil Young's people at Warner' who are working on getting that missing metadata put back in place. Cool, no? I'm keeping my fingers crossed for word on a HD download version and my other fingers crossed for an interview with Neil Young about the future of HD downloads. Hey, I can dream.