Motown

Motown

Profil:
The legendary Motown label was founded on January 12, 1959 and incorporated as Motown Recording Corporation on April 14, 1960 by Berry Gordy, Jr., who merged his two successful imprints, Tamla (whose first release was Marv Johnson's "Come to Me" on January 21, 1959) and Motown (first release was the Miracles' "Bad Girl" on September 6, 1959). It was one of the most successful independent record companies in history. Its stable of hit-making artists such as The Miracles, The Supremes, The Temptations and many, many others, along with a talented staff of musicians and songwriters, collectively created the "Motown Sound," a world famous hybrid of soul, doo-wop, rhythm & blues and pop. Its motto was "The Sound of Young America".

Motown remained independent until 1988, when MCA Records and private equity firm Boston Ventures teamed up to buy the label from Gordy for $61 million. It was bought again by PolyGram in 1993, becoming part of Universal Music Group when they purchased PolyGram in 1999. Within Universal, Motown was incorporated into various other subsidiaries, including Island Def Jam Music Group, until 2014, with Ethiopia Habtemariam's appointment as president coming when it became a label in its own right again, under Universal's Capitol Music Group arm. Habtemariam was appointed Chairman/CEO of Motown in March 2021.

Over the course of its history, the Motown Corporation has owned or distributed more than 45 labels in varying genres.

President of Motown from 1988 to 1998: Jheryl Busby.
President of Motown from 1998 to 2004: Kedar Massenburg.
President of Motown from 2004 to 2011: Sylvia Rhone.

Label code: LC 0881 or LC 00881
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Motown Record Corp.
2648 W. Grand Blvd.
Detroit 8, MI
USA (Contact info now obsolete)
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Veröffentlichungen

Status Katalognummer  Image Künstler Titel ( Format) Label Katalognummer  Land Jahr Aktionen
1 Jackson 5ive* - Sugar Daddy Jackson 5ive* Sugar Daddy(Flexi, 5½", S/Sided, Card, Cer) Motown 1 US 1972 Diese Version verkaufen
1 Jackson Five* - ABC Jackson Five* ABC(Flexi, 5½", S/Sided, Card, Pic) Motown 1 US 1971 Diese Version verkaufen
1 Jackson Five* - I'll Be There Jackson Five* I'll Be There(Flexi, 5½", S/Sided, Card, Cer) Motown 1 US 1972 Diese Version verkaufen
1A 006-62854 Rare Earth - Get Ready / Hey Big Brother Rare Earth Get Ready / Hey Big Brother(7", Single) Motown 1A 006-62854 Netherlands Unknown Diese Version verkaufen
1A 006-62873 Bonnie Pointer - Heaven Must Have Sent You (Special Remix) Bonnie Pointer Heaven Must Have Sent You (Special Remix)(7", Single) Motown 1A 006-62873 Belgium 1979 Diese Version verkaufen
1A 006-62939 The Temptations - Papa Was A Rollin' Stone / Masterpiece The Temptations Papa Was A Rollin' Stone / Masterpiece(7", Single) Motown 1A 006-62939 Netherlands Unknown Diese Version verkaufen
1A 006-62994 Four Tops - Reach Out I'll Be There Four Tops Reach Out I'll Be There(7", Single) Motown 1A 006-62994 Netherlands Unknown Diese Version verkaufen
1A 006-63140 Commodores - Sail On Commodores Sail On(7", Single) Motown 1A 006-63140 Netherlands 1979 Diese Version verkaufen
1A006-63244 Shadee* - I Just Need More Money Shadee* I Just Need More Money(7", Single) Motown 1A006-63244 Netherlands 1979 Diese Version verkaufen
1A 006-63260 Mary Wilson - Red Hot Mary Wilson Red Hot(7", Single) Motown 1A 006-63260 Netherlands 1979 Diese Version verkaufen
1A 006-63265 Billy Preston Featuring Syreeta - It Will Come In Time Billy Preston Featuring Syreeta Billy Preston Featuring Syreeta - It Will Come In Time(7", Single) Motown 1A 006-63265 Netherlands 1979 Diese Version verkaufen
1A 006-63324 Smokey Robinson - Cruisin' Smokey Robinson Cruisin' (Single) 1A 006-63324 Netherlands 1979 Diese Version verkaufen
1A 006-63339 Commodores - Still Commodores Still(7", Single) Motown 1A 006-63339 Netherlands 1979 Diese Version verkaufen
1A 006-63348 Diana Ross - No One Gets The Prize Diana Ross No One Gets The Prize(7") Motown 1A 006-63348 Netherlands 1979 Diese Version verkaufen
1A 006-63392 Rick James - Love Gun Rick James Love Gun(7", Single) Motown 1A 006-63392 Netherlands 1979 Diese Version verkaufen
1A 006-63393 Marvin Gaye - Ego Tripping Out Marvin Gaye Ego Tripping Out(7") Motown 1A 006-63393 Netherlands 1979 Diese Version verkaufen
1A 006-63400 Stevie Wonder - Send One Your Love Stevie Wonder Send One Your Love(7", Single) Motown 1A 006-63400 Netherlands 1979 Diese Version verkaufen
1A 006-63501 Bonnie Pointer - I Can't Help Myself (Sugar Pie, Honey Bunch) Bonnie Pointer I Can't Help Myself (Sugar Pie, Honey Bunch)(7", Single) Motown 1A 006-63501 Netherlands 1979 Diese Version verkaufen
1A 006-63525 Commodores - Wonderland Commodores Wonderland(7") Motown 1A 006-63525 Netherlands 1979 Diese Version verkaufen
1A 006-63586 Stevie Wonder - Black Orchid Stevie Wonder Black Orchid(7", Single) Motown 1A 006-63586 Netherlands 1979 Diese Version verkaufen
1A 006-63628 Billy Preston & Syreeta - With You I'm Born Again Billy Preston & Syreeta Billy Preston & Syreeta - With You I'm Born Again(7", Single) Motown 1A 006-63628 Netherlands 1979 Diese Version verkaufen
1A 006-63701 Switch (6) - I Call Your Name Switch (6) I Call Your Name(7", Single) Motown 1A 006-63701 Netherlands 1979 Diese Version verkaufen
1A 006-63722 Clifton Dyson - Body In Motion Clifton Dyson Body In Motion(7") Motown 1A 006-63722 Netherlands 1980 Diese Version verkaufen
1A 006-63779 Stevie Wonder - Outside My Window Stevie Wonder Outside My Window(7", Single) Motown 1A 006-63779 Netherlands 1980 Diese Version verkaufen
1A 006-63784 Jermaine Jackson - Let's Get Serious Jermaine Jackson Let's Get Serious(7", Single) Motown 1A 006-63784 Netherlands 1980 Diese Version verkaufen
1A 006-63789 Eddie Holland* - Jamie / Just Ain't Enough Eddie Holland* Jamie / Just Ain't Enough(7", RE) Motown 1A 006-63789 Netherlands Unknown Diese Version verkaufen
1A 006-63790 Mary Wells - You Beat Me To The Punch / Two Lovers Mary Wells You Beat Me To The Punch / Two Lovers(7", Single, RE) Motown 1A 006-63790 Belgium 1981 Diese Version verkaufen
1A 006-63792 La Brenda* & The Beljeans - The Chaperone / Camel Walk La Brenda* & The Beljeans La Brenda* & The Beljeans - The Chaperone / Camel Walk(7", Single, RE) Motown 1A 006-63792 Belgium 1980 Diese Version verkaufen
1A 006-63801 Smokey Robinson - Let Me Be The Clock Smokey Robinson Let Me Be The Clock(7", Single) Motown 1A 006-63801 Netherlands 1980 Diese Version verkaufen
1A 006-63831 The Temptations - Power The Temptations Power(7", Single) Motown 1A 006-63831 Netherlands 1980 Diese Version verkaufen
1A 006-63850 Diana Ross & The Supremes - Medley (Part 1) / Medley (Part 2) Diana Ross & The Supremes Diana Ross & The Supremes - Medley (Part 1) / Medley (Part 2)(7", Single) Motown 1A 006-63850 Netherlands 1980 Diese Version verkaufen
1A 006-63900 Switch (6) - Don't Take My Love Away Switch (6) Don't Take My Love Away(7", Single) Motown 1A 006-63900 Netherlands 1980 Diese Version verkaufen
1A 006-63910 Billy Preston & Syreeta - One More Time For Love Billy Preston & Syreeta Billy Preston & Syreeta - One More Time For Love(7") Motown 1A 006-63910 Netherlands 1980 Diese Version verkaufen
1A 006-63954 Commodores - Old-Fashion Love Commodores Old-Fashion Love(7", Single) Motown 1A 006-63954 Netherlands 1980 Diese Version verkaufen
1A 006-63956 Teena Marie - Behind The Groove Teena Marie Behind The Groove(7") Motown 1A 006-63956 Netherlands 1980 Diese Version verkaufen
1A 006-63976 Diana Ross - Upside Down Diana Ross Upside Down(7", Single) Motown 1A 006-63976 Netherlands 1980 Diese Version verkaufen
1A 006-64031 Rick James - Big Time Rick James Big Time(7", Single) Motown 1A 006-64031 Netherlands 1980 Diese Version verkaufen
1A 006-64032 The Temptations - Struck By Lightning Twice The Temptations Struck By Lightning Twice(7", Single) Motown 1A 006-64032 Netherlands 1980 Diese Version verkaufen
1A 006-64042 Black Russian (5) - Mystified Black Russian (5) Mystified(7", Single) Motown 1A 006-64042 Netherlands 1980 Diese Version verkaufen
1A 006-64048 Jermaine Jackson - Burnin' Hot Jermaine Jackson Burnin' Hot(7") Motown 1A 006-64048 Netherlands 1980 Diese Version verkaufen
1A 006-64075 Diana Ross - My Old Piano Diana Ross My Old Piano (Single) 1A 006-64075 Netherlands 1980 Diese Version verkaufen
1A 006-64076 Stevie Wonder - Master Blaster Stevie Wonder Master Blaster (Single) 1A 006-64076 Netherlands 1980 Diese Version verkaufen
1A 006-64077 Commodores - Heroes Commodores Heroes(7", Single) Motown 1A 006-64077 Netherlands 1980 Diese Version verkaufen
1A 006-64194 Diana Ross - I'm Coming Out Diana Ross I'm Coming Out(7", Single) Motown 1A 006-64194 Netherlands 1980 Diese Version verkaufen
1A 006-96040 The Supremes - Stop In The Name Of Love The Supremes Stop In The Name Of Love(7", Single) Motown 1A 006-96040 Netherlands Unknown Diese Version verkaufen
1 A 006-98049 Four Tops - Standing In The Shadows Of Love Four Tops Standing In The Shadows Of Love(7", Single, RE) Motown 1 A 006-98049 Belgium 1980 Diese Version verkaufen
1A 052-63360 Various - Motown's Love Songs Various Motown's Love Songs(LP, Comp) Motown, Motown 1A 052-63360 Netherlands 1979 Diese Version verkaufen
1A 054-90854 Stevie Wonder - Stevie Wonder's Greatest Hits! Stevie Wonder Stevie Wonder's Greatest Hits!(LP, Comp) Motown 1A 054-90854 Netherlands Unknown Diese Version verkaufen
1A 056-63405 Michael Jackson - The Best Of Michael Jackson Michael Jackson The Best Of Michael Jackson(LP, Comp, RE) Motown 1A 056-63405 Netherlands 1979 Diese Version verkaufen
1A 058-92585 Marvin Gaye - What's Going On Marvin Gaye What's Going On(LP, Album, RE) Motown 1A 058-92585 Netherlands Unknown Diese Version verkaufen
1A 062-62026 Bonnie Pointer - Bonnie Pointer (Special Remix) Bonnie Pointer Bonnie Pointer (Special Remix)(LP, Album) Motown 1A 062-62026 Benelux 1979 Diese Version verkaufen
1A 062-62895 Diana Ross - The Boss Diana Ross The Boss(LP, Album) Motown 1A 062-62895 Netherlands 1979 Diese Version verkaufen
1A 062-63064 Commodores - Midnight Magic Commodores Midnight Magic(LP, Album) Motown 1A 062-63064 Netherlands 1979 Diese Version verkaufen
1A 062-63099 Billy Preston - Late At Night Billy Preston Late At Night(LP, Album) Motown 1A 062-63099 Netherlands 1979 Diese Version verkaufen
1A 062-63364 Rick James - Fire It  Up Rick James Fire It Up(LP, Album) Motown, Motown 1A 062-63364 Netherlands 1979 Diese Version verkaufen
1A 062-63370 Jermaine Jackson - Let's Get Serious Jermaine Jackson Let's Get Serious(LP, Album) Motown 1A 062-63370 Netherlands 1980 Diese Version verkaufen
1A 062-63497 Bonnie Pointer - Bonnie Pointer Bonnie Pointer Bonnie Pointer(LP, Album) Motown 1A 062-63497 Netherlands 1979 Diese Version verkaufen
1A 062-63765 Diana Ross - Diana Diana Ross Diana (Album) 1A 062-63765 Netherlands 1980 Diese Version verkaufen
1A 062-63836 The Temptations - Power The Temptations Power(LP, Album) Motown 1A 062-63836 Netherlands 1980 Diese Version verkaufen
1A 062-63845 Syreeta - Syreeta Syreeta Syreeta(LP, Album) Motown 1A 062-63845 Netherlands 1980 Diese Version verkaufen
1A 062-63867 Commodores - Heroes Commodores Heroes (Album) 1A 062-63867 Netherlands 1980 Diese Version verkaufen
1A-062-63898 Four Tops - 20 Golden Greats Four Tops 20 Golden Greats(LP, Comp) Motown 1A-062-63898 Netherlands 1980 Diese Version verkaufen
1A 062-64044 Marvin Gaye - 20 Golden Greats Marvin Gaye 20 Golden Greats(LP, Comp) Motown 1A 062-64044 Netherlands 1980 Diese Version verkaufen
1A 062-64121 Stevie Wonder - Hotter Than July Stevie Wonder Hotter Than July (Album) 1A 062-64121 Netherlands 1980 Diese Version verkaufen
1A 062-64151 The Temptations - 20 Golden Greats The Temptations 20 Golden Greats(LP, Comp) Motown 1A 062-64151 Netherlands 1980 Diese Version verkaufen
1A 062-93880 Stevie Wonder - Talking Book Stevie Wonder Talking Book (Album) 1A 062-93880 Netherlands Unknown Diese Version verkaufen
1A 062-94665 Stevie Wonder - Innervisions Stevie Wonder Innervisions(LP, Album, RE, Gat) Tamla Motown, Motown 1A 062-94665 Netherlands Unknown Diese Version verkaufen
1A 062-98861 Diana Ross & The Supremes - 20 Super Hits Diana Ross & The Supremes Diana Ross & The Supremes - 20 Super Hits(LP, Comp) Motown 1A 062-98861 Netherlands 1977 Diese Version verkaufen
1A 158-97900 Stevie Wonder - Songs in the key of life Stevie Wonder Songs in the key of life(2xLP) Motown 1A 158-97900 Netherlands 1976 Diese Version verkaufen
1A 254-63360 Various - Motown's Love Songs Various Motown's Love Songs(Cass, Comp) Motown 1A 254-63360 Netherlands 1980 Diese Version verkaufen
1A 256-26418 Various - Hits For Lovers 2 Various Hits For Lovers 2(Cass, Comp, Dol) EMI 1A 256-26418 Netherlands 1979 Diese Version verkaufen
1A 262-62895 Diana Ross - The Boss Diana Ross The Boss(Cass, Album) Motown, Motown 1A 262-62895 Netherlands 1979 Diese Version verkaufen
1A 262-63099 Billy Preston - Late At Night Billy Preston Late At Night(Cass, Album, Dol) Motown 1A 262-63099 Netherlands 1980 Diese Version verkaufen
1A 262-63765 Diana Ross - Diana Diana Ross Diana(Cass, Album) Motown 1A 262-63765 Netherlands 1980 Diese Version verkaufen
1a26263867 Commodores - Heroes Commodores Heroes(Cass) Motown 1a26263867 Netherlands 1980 Diese Version verkaufen
1A-262-63898 Four Tops 20 Golden Greats(Cass, Comp) Motown 1A-262-63898 Netherlands 1980 Diese Version verkaufen
1A 458-62529 Stevie Wonder - Journey Through The Secret Life Of Plants Stevie Wonder Journey Through The Secret Life Of Plants(Cass, Album) Motown 1A 458-62529 Netherlands 1979 Diese Version verkaufen
1A 138-63876/7 Various - The Motown 20th Anniversary Album Various The Motown 20th Anniversary Album(2xLP, Comp) Motown, Motown, Motown 1A 138-63876/7 Netherlands 1980 Diese Version verkaufen
1A 158-62492/3 Stevie Wonder - Journey Through The Secret Life Of Plants Stevie Wonder Journey Through The Secret Life Of Plants(2xLP, Album, Emb) Motown 1A 158-62492/3 Netherlands 1979 Diese Version verkaufen
1A K052Z-62885 Bonnie Pointer - Heaven Must Have Sent You (Special Remix) Bonnie Pointer Heaven Must Have Sent You (Special Remix)(12") Motown, Motown 1A K052Z-62885 Belgium 1979 Diese Version verkaufen
1A K052Z-63142 Commodores - Sail On / Flying High Commodores Sail On / Flying High(12", Single) Motown 1A K052Z-63142 Netherlands 1979 Diese Version verkaufen
1A K052Z-63243 Shadee* - I Just Need More Money Shadee* I Just Need More Money(12") Motown 1A K052Z-63243 Netherlands 1979 Diese Version verkaufen
1A K052Z-63392 Rick James - Love Gun Rick James Love Gun(12") Motown 1A K052Z-63392 Netherlands 1979 Diese Version verkaufen
1A K052Z-63406 Commodores - Still / Too Hot Ta Trot Commodores Still / Too Hot Ta Trot(12") Motown 1A K052Z-63406 Netherlands 1979 Diese Version verkaufen
1A K052Z-63633 Bonnie Pointer - I Can't Help Myself (Sugar Pie, Honey Bunch) Bonnie Pointer I Can't Help Myself (Sugar Pie, Honey Bunch)(12") Motown 1A K052Z-63633 Netherlands 1979 Diese Version verkaufen
1A K052Z-63776 Diana Ross & The Supremes - Medley Of Hits (Special Remix) Diana Ross & The Supremes Diana Ross & The Supremes - Medley Of Hits (Special Remix) 1A K052Z-63776 Netherlands 1979 Diese Version verkaufen
1A K052Z-63831 The Temptations - Power The Temptations Power(12", Maxi) Motown, Motown 1A K052Z-63831 Netherlands 1980 Diese Version verkaufen
1A K052Z-63955 Jermaine Jackson - Let's Get Serious Jermaine Jackson Let's Get Serious(12", Single) Motown, Motown 1A K052Z-63955 Netherlands 1980 Diese Version verkaufen
1A K052Z 63955 Jermaine Jackson Let's Get Serious(LP, Album) Motown 1A K052Z 63955 Netherlands 1980 Diese Version verkaufen
1A K052Z-63956 Teena Marie - Behind The Groove Teena Marie Behind The Groove(12", Single) Motown 1A K052Z-63956 Netherlands 1980 Diese Version verkaufen
1A K052Z-64015 Diana Ross - Upside Down Diana Ross Upside Down(12", Single) Motown 1A K052Z-64015 Netherlands 1980 Diese Version verkaufen
1A K052Z-64048 Jermaine Jackson - Burnin' Hot Jermaine Jackson Burnin' Hot(12") Motown 1A K052Z-64048 Netherlands 1980 Diese Version verkaufen
1A K052Z-64075 Diana Ross - My Old Piano / Give Up Diana Ross My Old Piano / Give Up(12", Single) Motown 1A K052Z-64075 Netherlands 1980 Diese Version verkaufen
1A K052Z-64076 Stevie Wonder - Master Blaster (Jammin') Stevie Wonder Master Blaster (Jammin')(12", Single) Motown, Motown 1A K052Z-64076 Netherlands 1980 Diese Version verkaufen
1A K052Z-64194 Diana Ross - I'm Coming Out Diana Ross I'm Coming Out(12", Single) Motown 1A K052Z-64194 Netherlands 1980 Diese Version verkaufen
1A ZB-42245 The Boys - Dial My Heart The Boys Dial My Heart(7", Single) Motown 1A ZB-42245 Spain 1988 Diese Version verkaufen
1A ZB 42945 Teddy Riley - My Fantasy Teddy Riley My Fantasy(7", Single) Motown 1A ZB 42945 Spain 1989 Diese Version verkaufen
1C 006-60 158 Stevie Wonder - As Stevie Wonder As(7", Single) Motown, EMI Electrola 1C 006-60 158 Germany 1977 Diese Version verkaufen
1C 006-60 452 Commodores - Too Hot Ta Trot Commodores Too Hot Ta Trot(7", Single) Motown, EMI Electrola 1C 006-60 452 Germany 1978 Diese Version verkaufen
1 C 006-60 479 Diana Ross - Your Love Is So Good For Me Diana Ross Your Love Is So Good For Me(7", Single) Motown, EMI Electrola 1 C 006-60 479 Germany 1977 Diese Version verkaufen