Motown Records
Parent companyUniversal Music Group
FoundedJanuary 12, 1959; 62 years ago
FounderBerry Gordy Jr.
Distributor(s)Capitol Music Group
EMI Records
Universal Music Group
Country of originUnited States
LocationLos AngelesCalifornia[1]

Motown Records is an American record label owned by the Universal Music Group. It was founded by Berry Gordy Jr. as Tamla Records on January 12, 1959,[2][3] and incorporated as Motown Record Corporation on April 14, 1960.[4] Its name, a portmanteau of motor and town, has become a nickname for Detroit, where the label was originally headquartered.

Motown played an important role in the racial integration of popular music as an African American-owned label that achieved crossover success. In the 1960s, Motown and its subsidiary labels (including Tamla Motown, the brand used outside the US) were the most successful proponents of the Motown sound, a style of soul music with a mainstream pop appeal. Motown was the most successful soul music label, with a net worth of $61 million. During the 1960s, Motown achieved 79 records in the top-ten of the Billboard Hot 100 between 1960 and 1969.

Following the events of the Detroit Riots of 1967, and the loss of key songwriting/production team Holland–Dozier–Holland that year over pay disputes, Gordy moved Motown to Los Angeles. Motown expanded into film and television production.

It was an independent company until MCA Records bought it in 1988. PolyGram purchased the label from MCA in 1993, followed by MCA successor Universal Music Group, which acquired PolyGram in 1999.[2]

Motown spent much of the 2000s headquartered in New York City as a part of the UMG subsidiaries Universal Motown and Universal Motown Republic Group. From 2011 to 2014, it was a part of The Island Def Jam Music Group division of Universal Music.[5][6][7] In 2014, however, UMG announced the dissolution of Island Def Jam, and Motown relocated back to Los Angeles to operate under the Capitol Music Group, now operating out of the Capitol Tower.[1] In 2018, Motown was inducted into Rhythm and Blues Music Hall of Fame in a ceremony held at the Charles H. Wright Museum.[8]

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Wa’Dell Jones: Artist/Producer/Singer/Songwriter/Video Director/Editor.

Co. Rock Of Ages Entertainment

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Rock Of Ages Entertainment will provide inspirational music that is geared toward promoting Agape brotherly love and standing up against racial injustice that is prevalent in many parts of the US. and abroad. The Company has produced three CDs one, Urban gospel inspirational, R&B Soul, and Adult Alternative. And for the music lover who prefers Instrumentals we produce cues of, jazz, pop, R&B, hip-pop, and chill hop instrumental cues for your listening pleasure, but these tracks are produced for Licensing and Music Libraries who are looking to place in, media commercials, movie trailers etc. The names of said CDs are; The Gospel Truth, Love Favors & Morning After which are hardcopies CDs for sale on the purchase app. Each CD are only; $8.50. per. You can also purchase the Companies Music Videos which are, Monthly Subscribers; $7.50 per subscriber; Or the out right purchase of, $1.50 per. video of your choice, you will be able to download after transaction. Donations are accepted. The cash purchases will allow (ROAE) to pay for recording studio time, promote concerts, set up pep rallies, and to work for hire payed staff. Thank you for your concern and generosity in our Quest for change!


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ROCK OF AGES ENTERTAINMENT: mission statement as a independent Freelance writing contractor is to specialize is most common in culture and creative industries, and use of this term may indicate participation therein. Fields; profession, and industries where freelancing is predominate include: music, writing, acting, computer programing, web design, graphic design, translating and illustrating.

Film video production and other forms of piece work which some cultural theorists consider as central to the cognitive-cultural economy.


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Many freelance vocalist and musicians require extensive rehearsals, coaching, and practice to maintain their income-producing skills. They often carry on these activities in their home . The Internal Revenue Services has strict limitations concerning the deduction of operating and depreciation expenses allocable to the portion of a home used for business purposes where the use is on an exclusive and regular basis as a principal place of business, as a place for seeing business clients, or as a separate business structure.

In 1997, Congress reacted to a 1993 Supreme Court ruling that had tightened the meaning of “principle place of business.” The new law relaxed the requirements for a deductible home office as of December 31, 1998, so that it would qualify if used for administrative or management activities of any trade or business if there was no other fixed location to perform such duties. In other respects it continued the two basis tests. (1) the importance of activities performed at each place of business and (2) the time spent at each place. Several steps can be taken to protect the home office deductions.

Perform most work activities at home and document them.

Document all business meetings at home.

Move the home office into a separate structure, such as a garage, and do not mix business and personal matters in the same space.

Prove that the employer requires a home office, for example, by a letter, if the taxpayer is an employee, he or she must also show that the home office is being used for the “convenience” of the taxpayer’s employer.

The home office deduction cannot be more than the total gross income from the business use of the home, after deduction of business expenses other than the home expenses. However, any balance remaining can be carried forward to future years. Only household expenses and repairs that benefit the business space are deductible. The cost of painting another room would, for instance, not be deductible, although part of the cost of painting the outside of the house may be deductible. Lawn care and landscaping cost are not deductible. Small businesses can also deduct up to $25,000 of the cost of new qualifying business equipment such as, computers for website hosting and domains.


Artist/Producer/Singer/Songwriter/Video Director/Editor.

Wa’Dell Jones.


Rock Of Ages Entertainment:


As an independent Freelance Writer Contractor to specialize is most common in culture and creative industries, and use of this term may indicate participation therein. Fields; profession, and industries where freelancing is predominate include: music, writing, acting, computer competent, graphic design, translating, and illustration.

Film video production and other forms of piece work which some cultural theorists consider as central to the cognitive–cultural economy.

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A music video is a short film or video, of variable length, that integrates a song or album with imagery that is produced for promotional or artistic purposes. Modern music videos are primarily made and used as a marketing device intended to promote the sale of music recordings. There are also cases where songs are used in tie-in marketing campaigns that allow them to become more than just a song. Tie-ins and merchandising can be used for toys or for food or other products.

Although the origins of the music video date back to musical short films that first appeared in the 1920s, they again came into prominence in the 1980s when the channel MTV (originally “Music Television”) based its format around the medium. Prior to the 1980s, these kinds of videos were described by various terms including “illustrated song,” “filmed insert,” “promotional (promo) film,” “promotional clip,” “promotional video,” “song video,” “song clip,” or “film clip.”

Music videos use a wide range of styles and contemporary video-making techniques, including animation, live-action, documentary, and non-narrative approaches such as abstract film. Some music videos combine different styles with music, such as animation and live-action. Combining these styles and techniques has become more popular due to the variety for the audience. Many music videos interpret images and scenes from the song’s lyrics, while others take a more thematic approach. Other music videos may not have any concept, being only a filmed version of the song’s live concert performance.[1]
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A songwriter is a musician who professionally composes musical compositions and writes lyrics for songs. A songwriter can also be called a composer, although the latter term tends to be used mainly for individuals from the classical music genre and film scoring, but is also associated writing and composing the original musical composition or musical bed. A songwriter who mainly writes the lyrics for a song is referred to as a lyricist. The pressure from the music industry to produce popular hits means that song writing is often an activity for which the tasks are distributed between a number of people.[1] For example, a songwriter who excels at writing lyrics might be paired with a songwriter with the task of creating original melodies. Pop songs may be composed by group members from the band or by staff writers – songwriters directly employed by music publishers.[1] Some songwriters serve as their own music publishers, while others have outside publishers.[1]
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