Dustin Walsh

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SoundBiz Music Conference in Detroit Focuses on Revivification – Don Was, Jeff Castelaz, Mike Jbara Speak

SoundBiz Music Conference in Detroit Focuses on Revivification – Don Was, Jeff Castelaz, Mike Jbara Speak

When Motown Records moved to Los Angeles in 1972, infrastructure crumbled, its largest industry required a federal bailout and the city went bankrupt. But the Detroit sound remains untarnished as the city moves toward recovery. Detroit native and Blue Note Records president Don Was said Detroit lacks a cohesive music industry like Los Angeles and New York, but the city's reputation carries weight.