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Live Q&A with Kelli Richards & Ty Roberts, the Chief Technology Officer at Gracenote

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Kelli Richards, the CEO of The All Access Group and Host of All Access Radio is thrilled to interview Ty Roberts, the Co-Founder and CTO of Gracenote and one of the smartest and nicest guys in the music industry today.

Ty Roberts is widely recognized as one of the inventors of enhanced CD technology and is accredited with producing the industry’s first enhanced CDs. Ty Roberts serves as Gracenote’s chief technology strategist, providing technology direction and overseeing the creation of products and services that leverage the power of the Gracenote database to deliver information services.

He was also the Founder & CEO at ION Music, producing the recording industry’s first enhanced audio CD titles, including David Bowie’s "Jump" and "Headcandy" from Brian Eno. He was the company’s lead technologist and innovator in adding multimedia content to traditional audio CDs.

Prior to founding ION, Roberts was a founder and senior manager of LightSource, a software development company that produced multimedia and graphics editing software. Previously, he was a senior engineer at Pixar, where he created several award winning, Apple-based music applications including "Studio Session" and "Jam Session."

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