The pioneering record label is examined 50 years after its inception.
Press Release Service – Wired PR News – Legendary record label Motown Records is credited with pioneering a musical sound that has had tremendous influence over the industry as a whole. As reported by the Associated Press (AP), 50 years after starting out with meager beginnings Motown has grown into an empire that has spawned the careers of musical legends such as Michael Jackson, Stevie Wonder, and The Temptations.
Entertainer Jewel is quoted by the AP as stating of the label, begun by Berry Gordy Jr. in 1959 with an $800 loan, “There were just so many amazing artists that came through. It was such a surge… And it really informed The Beatles’ melodies. So much of what pop music and popular culture became. I recommend everybody go back and look at those melodies and see where they find them today, because they’re resurfacing and being remixed, basically, into new pop songs.”
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