Godfrey has over twenty years experience of information management in music and copyright. He was principally responsible for the computerisation of the UK music charts, as well as the establishment of the UK National Discography.
Godfrey was the director of Data Services for the music collecting societies MCPS and PRS, and assumed technical lead for the copyright societies’ Common Information System plan and the <indecs> metadata framework.
Godfrey is the co-editor of the MPEG-21 Rights Data Dictionary (RDD) on behalf of the contecs:dd Consortium and is a long-term metadata consultant to the International DOI Foundation (IDF). Currently, he is working on data modelling and ontology development for various corporate and industry clients.
Godfrey is now the Principal Data Architect for Ontologyx, Rightscom’s ontology product initiative aimed at providing industrial strength metadata interoperability based on the radical principle of contextual transformation.