Tony Brooke

Tony Brooke

This page collects Tony Brooke's personal and self-promotional information in the unlikely event that someone will want it. There are articles, pics and a bonus boring professional history. For more additional background visit his audio technology business silentway.com. End of third-person introduction.

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My Resume

See my resume. Or you can e-mail me to request further details, a personally autographed cover letter and many glowing references. Please also see my extensive list of clients, discography of noted releases and recording venues.


Research on media and technology topics

This portfolio collects examples of my research, articles, white papers and technical guides. This includes 2011-2014 masters research into media asset management, audiovisual metadata, persistent identifiers, media formats, moving image archives, and open source systems.


For bylines and public appearances I have used this:

Tony Brooke lives and works in the San Francisco Bay Area. He is part of the curation team at Pandora, responsible for managing the most popular music collection in the world. Tony is also working to fix metadata problems in the digital music supply chain. He is a full member of DDEX, on the Recording Academy’'s national credits committee, and a Governor of the Recording Academy’'s San Francisco Chapter. He completed into audiovisual metadata and media asset management as part of his Master’s degree in Library and Information Science. He has also been an audio engineer specializing in remote multitrack recording since 1992, with over 100 releases in his (including two Grammy-nominated albums) and .

Tony has worked in every stage of music creation and broadcasting: as a producer, engineer, FM program director, DJ, webcaster, webmaster, teacher, and musician. is his over-300,000 hits/month info hub with thousands of articles, links, tips, and equipment guides.

Tony has lived in the San Francisco Bay Area since 1991 and is a big fan of reusable cable ties. He's that tall guy you had that fascinating conversation with at that event. Ask him how to improve your metadatax, and you will get an earful.

Technology can be used as a powerful tool or an ineffectual crutch. Tony builds tools out of crutches, making music happen.

Tony Brooke headshot

For a somewhat longwinded professional history, read "My Professional Life in a Nutshell".


A list of every concert and club show I went to until 1998...

Really, almost 500... I lost track around '98...


My Performance Resume

My performance resume covers my work since 1984 as live event emcee, voice actor, FM radio DJ, performing DJ (as DJ Appropriate), trivia quiz host, singer and stage actor.

trying to look cool on the Grammy Red Carpet

My photo pages

A few pics of personal projects. Oh, and here's a shot of me trying so hard to look cool on the Grammy Red Carpet.



ISNI: 0000 0004 3074 7746

Other web profiles: LinkedIn, Silent Way on Facebook, Tony on Facebook, Twitter, MusicBrainz credits, Discogs, Google+, Drupal.org, Wikipedia, Research Gate, ISNI, Silent Way Forum, Flickr, Last.fm, Slashdot, eBay seller's profile, and SETI@Home. I just have a placeholder profile on ello. Will it be just like the previous time vacuums MySpace, Tribe.net, Friendster, Six Degrees, albumcredits.com, and Technorati? See you at the next one.

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