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Jan 17, 2023

Andre Gray: I Was Fascinated With Music and Technology from Very Young; But Are His Inventions Real?

Much has been said about Doctor Andre Gray since he was symbolically conferred with the keys to Belize City. A couple media houses have come out swinging at him, on grounds that the accolades, recognitions, and even some of the inventions he has laid claims to do not hold up. Gray claims he’s the inventor of some of the cell phone ring tones that have been programmed in them for over two decades. He’s also been recognized as the inventor of the electronic ticketing system and for being the godfather of internet inventions. But since the local media and some on Facebook have been on an unyielding campaign against Gray, most of the appearances he had scheduled for this week have been cancelled. He has threatened to take up legal action against two media houses for their reports that he feels have tarnished his image. Before all of questions arose and the doubts were publicly cast, News Five say down with Gray and asked him what inspired his pursuits in technology.


Dr. Andre Gray

Dr. Andre Gray, Belizean-American businessman

“Ever since I was a child, I was fascinated with music and quickly, I’m talking about from the age of five, I was concerned about the technology behind music. By the time I was ten, eleven, I was making mixed tapes by taking my brother’s big tape recorder, which had a double deck and taking one cassette and a blank cassette and just mixing and matching and creating new songs to put on the blank cassette from the cassette that had music. Without realizing it, I was in a sense, creating my own type of music and I got into hem radio, which is amateur radio. If you notice, many of my inventions started out as an invention from music. Let’s say the internet pod, which I invented from 1988 and infused with artificial intelligence back then; it just became popular three years ago but that was initially a music pod to track music downloads on the internet in 1988, when practically few people heard of the internet back then. I didn’t say I was going to disrupt the ticketing industry by inventing the electronic ticket. I just fell into it because as a college student, I was promoting concerts and I was looking for a way to sell more concert tickets apart from selling it at the Box Office at the facility and through record stores. So –but I never thought about the financial imperatives or disrupting an industry. I was just doing what I love and – creating a convenience.”

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