What does Motown stand for?

(Show more) ... (Show more) Motown, in full Motown Record Corporation, also called Hitsville, recording company founded by Berry Gordy, Jr., in Detroit, Michigan, U.S., in January 1959 that became one of the most successful Black-owned businesses and one of the most influential independent record companies in American history.

What is the Motown style of music?

Motown (music style) From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Motown, or the Motown sound, is a style of rhythm and blues music named after the record company Motown in Detroit, where teams of songwriters and musicians produced material for girl groups, boy bands, and solo singers during the 1960s and early 1970s.

What is Vol 30 of now thats what I call Motown?

Vol. 30 Now Thats What I Call Motown is a special edition compilation album from the (U.S.) Now Thats What I Call Music! series and was released on January 13, 2009. Released by Universal Motown Records to coincide with the 50th anniversary of Motown Records, the album is made up of songs exclusively from the original Motown label.

Is Motown still in business?

[5] [6] [7] In 2014, however, UMG announced the dissolution of Island Def Jam, and Motown relocated back to Los Angeles to operate under the Capitol Music Group, now operating out of the Capitol Tower. [1] In 2018, Motown was inducted into Rhythm and Blues Music Hall of Fame in a ceremony held at the Charles H. Wright Museum. [8]

What was the purpose of Motown?

“Motown was a product of my search for happiness. I was happy writing songs, then I decided to find people to sing my songs. And then I didn’t like the way other people were producing them, so I produced them.

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