The groovy history of Motown Records

How one record label changed the course of music

Stars Insider

09/12/23 | StarsInsider

MUSIC Music history

Once in a lifetime, if even that, a record label comes along that causes a shift in the world of music that changes everything. Indeed, the history of music in the United States can truly be divided between music before Motown Records, and music after Motown Records. This was the record label that gave a strong voice to more Black singers, songwriters, musicians, and producers than ever before, and for the first time generated a genuine and influential appeal for Black music across racial boundaries. The world has Motown Records to thank for the gifts of soul, R&B, and pop, and even genres like disco and hip hop.

Read on to learn more about America's most important record label.

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