The motown museum announced today that it will host a black legacy program public event celebrating black family owned and operated businesses in detroit and honoring the entrepreneurial legacy of the gordy family on wednesday, february 28 in honor of black history month motown museum chairwoman and ceo robin terry made the. Detroit's motown museum is organizing an event to celebrate the entrepreneurial legacy of the gordy family and black family-owned businesses in honor of black history month the event, which is free and open to the public, is scheduled for feb 28 at techtown the program will be moderated by paul. Motown and the success of black americans are synonymous in my mind i grew up in the 70s in detroit just walking distance from hitsville, the headquarte. Arriving at the height of the civil rights movement, motown was a black-owned, black-centered business that gave white america something they just could not get. “smith argues that [motown’s] immensely successful black-owned, detroit-based corporation had an ambivalent attitude towards the changes brought about by civil rights campaigners in the 1960s: its music was designed for a multiracial audience, yet engaged with african-american politics.
Gordy founded motown records in 1959 using an $800 loan from his family dominating the airwaves for decades and becoming the official sound of young america, gordy's motown became the most successful black owned music company in the history of. Legacy: motown records although he’ll always be known as the founder of the most famous black-owned label in music history, gordy was also a. Oh how i love the music that the artists of motown records contributed to the world berry gordy, jr established motown records in january 1959 with an $800 loan from his family in a short time, the detroit based record company was selling and distributing more hit records than any other company motown quickly became read more. Motown records is the most successful, black owned music company in the history of the united states motown records was founded in 1959 unlike many music companies today, motown records focused on serious artist development famous performers such as the supremes, stevie wonder, marvin gaye and the jackson 5 were groomed by. Motown rose to be the biggest black owned corporations in america studio from mus 262 at washington state university. Hitsville, usa in 1959 berry gordy jr started motown records in detroit with an $800 loan from his family four years after brown v board of education cleared the way for racial integration and four years before martin luther king jr’s “i have a dream” speech, gordy, an african-american, initiated a pop music revolution in the united states.
But detroit's music history is much deeper and wider than motown there are some locations around the city that have been forgotten and are important in the telling of detroit's black history, and the history of music. Watch video berry gordy jr founded motown records, the most successful black owned music company in the history of the united states synopsis born in 1929 in detroit, berry gordy jr founded motown records in 1959.
This year's black history month celebration, sponsored by juneau's black awareness association, will celebrate a unique era of music and the first black-owned record company in the united states - motown. Mo own / ˈmōˌtoun / • n 1 (also trademark tamla motown) music released on or reminiscent of the us record label tamla motownthe first black-owned record company in the us, tamla motown was founded in detroit in 1959 by berry gordy, and was important in popularizing soul music, producing artists such as the supremes. How can the answer be improved.
Africanglobe – motown records may be the most successful black-owned record label of all time, but they were certainly not the first black swan records, which was started in in harlem, nyc in 1921 by entrepreneur harry pace, had a short but powerful life in producing popular music for black audiences.
According to black enterprise magazine, motown in 1984 lost its ranking as the largest black-owned company to johnson publishing, publisher of ebony and jet magazines in black enterprise's most recent survey, released last month, motown industries fell to fifth place with an estimated $100 million in revenue. Detroit -- much like the enduring music of its subject, “motown the musical” has legs. Founded in 1959 by former auto-worker and songwriter berry gordy, jr in detroit, michigan, motown records would become the most successful black-owned record label in. In another thread, the subject of sussex records came up, and it was mentioned that clarance avant owned it i never knew that cool a black record company, and it never gets mentioned as such all you ever hear about is motown and pir it got me wondering: besides the following, what were some other black owned record companies in the.
Berry gordy and motown records: lessons for black history month by dr burton w folsom, published on feb 2, 1998 forty years ago, in a dingy club in pontiac. Detroit’s motown museum is organizing an event to celebrate the entrepreneurial legacy of the gordy family and black family-owned businesses in honour of black history monththe event, which is free and open to the public. Contributions to music: the first american music label owned by an african-american the first music label to successfully market black artists to white mainstream. Monday february 19, 2018 10:47 pm motown museum event to honor black family-owned businesses detroit's motown museum is organizing an event to celebrate the entrepreneurial legacy of the gordy family and black family-owned businesses in honor of black history month. The motown story by david edwards and mike callahan last update: august 8, 2012 the motown story is the story of berry gordy, jr, who was born in detroit michigan on. Africanglobe – motown records may be the most successful black-owned record label of all time, but they were certainly not the first black swan records, which was started in in harlem, nyc in 1921 by entrepreneur harry pace, had a short but powerful life in producing popular music for black. A high school dropout and factory worker who evolved into a phenomenal businessman, berry gordy built motown records into one of the most successful black-owned music companies in us history.