As chief music nerd at Gracenote, Ty Roberts gets involved in some of the industry's more experimental efforts to leverage technology and deep data to drive music discovery and sales. Gracenote provides a treasure trove of information for entertainment services, from artist and actor bios to album metadata and song recognition. Based in San Francisco, Roberts is elbow-deep in a number of projects.

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