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Tech luminary Ty Roberts exits UMG after one year

We learn from Billboard that Ty Roberts, Chief Technology Officer of Universal Music Group (UMG) has left the company after a little more than a year. Ty Roberts’ sideways career move from Gracenote to Universal was seen by many as a significant signal that the music industry could, to some extent, reinvent itself as a technology industry — or at least a tech-flriendly, tech-fluent one. Continue Reading

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Gracenote brings metadata power to pay-TV music video experiences

Music metadata company Gracenote has launched new services aimed at helping pay-TV providers to create interactive music experiences. Integrating Gracenote’s tools would allow operators to create music video channels and services. It can create genre- or mood-based music video playlists with the ability to thumbs up or thumbs down songs for personalization. Continue Reading