Motown Records


Motown Records


Motown Records, founded in 1959, in Detroit, Michigan, the United States


New York City, New York, the United States

Archive Information

Corporate archives at the Detroit Historical Society


Radio broadcasting
Best sellers

Company history website

Bibliography and scholarship

Early, Gerald Lyn. One Nation Under a Groove: Motown and American Culture. University of Michigan Press, 2004.
Gordy, Berry. To Be Loved: The Music, the Magic, the Memories of Motown. Rosetta Books, 2013.
Kong, Jin-seok, and Tae-Seon Cho. "Discussion of the Success of Motown Records Company." Journal of Digital Convergence 15, no. 6 (2017): 439-445.
Smith, Suzanne E. Dancing in the Street : Motown and the Cultural Politics of Detroit. Cambridge, Mass: Harvard University Press, 1999.
Quispel, Chris. “Detroit, City of Cars, City of Music.” Built Environment (1978-) 31, no. 3 (2005): 226–36. 


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Digital history