Essay on Motown And Its Impact On The Music Industry

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Motown Records was created by Berry Gordy on January 12, 1959. Motown made its impact on the music industry forever. Artists that we know as legends today such as Stevie Wonder, the Temptations, Marvin Gaye, and The Jackson 5 started in Motown. Together their music brought a community together. Motown started with just a man and 800 dollars loaned from his family. Berry Gordy was a dreamer, and also a teacher, producer, and entrepreneur.Gordy as an African American owner wanted to make a change in society’s acceptance. His energy was uplifting and believed in changing the negatives to positive. The partnership at the meeting of Gordy and William Robinson was the first step to this “Sound of America.” William Robinson convince him to open the record company. So, He built Motown at 2648 West Grand Boulevard in Detroit. Artists here started as R&B and led to music between gospel and jazz.When artists like Marvin Gaye and Stevie Wonder came along, soul music became bold and music became pop. More people built their houses in Motown as years would go on. As the company grew, it expanded to Donovan Building on Woodward Avenue. As the company grew, people began to pay attention to Motown, from overseas to across the states. Every artists that was introduced to Motown became a hit and made the top pop charts. (Glady Knight & the Pips, Marvin Gaye, Tammi Terrell etc.)
“My Guy” by Mary Wells was the first number one single on Billboard Hot 100.Sung by the Temptations, the song…

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