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, the first being the Universal Motown Records Group from 2000 to 2011, when it was moved to the Island Def Jam Music Group, until 2014 once UMG disbanded both label groups. With Ethiopia Habtemariam's appointment as president, Motown became a label in its own right again, transitioning under Universal's Capitol Music Group arm. Habtemariam was appointed Chairman/CEO of Motown in March 2021; she left the label in November 2022, before being replaced by Chivon Dean, formerly of the Ruff Ryders.

In January 2023, under Chivon Dean's new leadership as president and CEO, Motown has been moved back to Island Records, reuniting the two labels again after the 2014 dismantling of the Island Def Jam Music Group.

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

Presidents of Motown:
1988 to 1995 - Jheryl Busby
1995 to 1998 - Andre Harrell
1998 to 2004 - Kedar Massenburg
2004 to 2011 - Sylvia Rhone
2014 to 2021 - Ethiopia Habtemariam
2021 (currently) - Chivon Dean

Label code: LC 0881 or LC 00881
Sous-labels
Label principal:
Coordonnées:
Motown Records, c/o Island Records
UMG Recordings, Inc.,
1755 Broadway, New York, NY 10019

Motown Record Corp.
2648 W. Grand Blvd.
Detroit 8, MI
USA (Contact info now obsolete)
Sites:

Label

Références

Statut Numéro de catalogue  Image Artiste Titre ( Format) Label Numéro de catalogue  Country Année Actions
0C 054-64 416 Grover Washington, Jr. - A Secret Place Grover Washington, Jr. A Secret Place(LP, Album, RE) Motown, Motown 0C 054-64 416 UK 1981 Vendre cette version
0C 054-90 603 Grover Washington, Jr. - Mister Magic Grover Washington, Jr. Mister Magic(LP, Album, RE) Motown, Motown 0C 054-90 603 UK 1981 Vendre cette version
0C 054-97 013 Michael Jackson - The Best Of Michael Jackson Michael Jackson The Best Of Michael Jackson(LP, Comp, RE) Motown, Motown 0C 054-97 013 Singapore, Malaysia & Hong Kong Unknown Vendre cette version
0C 054-98 338 The Temptations - Motown Special The Temptations The Temptations Motown Special The Temptations (Comp) 0C 054-98 338 UK 1977 Vendre cette version
0C 054 ◦ 98 339 Jr. Walker And The All Stars* Motown Special Jr. Walker And The All Stars(LP, Comp, W/Lbl) Motown, Motown 0C 054 ◦ 98 339 UK 1977 Vendre cette version
0C 062-60 074 Jerry Butler - It All Comes Out In My Song Jerry Butler It All Comes Out In My Song(LP, Album) Motown, Motown 0C 062-60 074 UK 1977 Vendre cette version
0C 062-60 096 High Inergy - Turnin' On High Inergy Turnin' On(LP, Album) Motown, Motown 0C 062-60 096 UK 1977 Vendre cette version
0C 062-60 140 Thelma Houston - The Devil In Me Thelma Houston The Devil In Me(LP, Album) Motown, Motown 0C 062-60 140 UK 1977 Vendre cette version
0C 062-60 426 5th Dimension* - Star Dancing 5th Dimension* Star Dancing(LP, Album) Motown, Motown 0C 062-60 426 UK 1978 Vendre cette version
0C 062-60 453 Eddie Kendricks - At His Best Eddie Kendricks At His Best(LP, Comp) Motown, Motown 0C 062-60 453 UK 1978 Vendre cette version
0C 062-60 460 David Ruffin - At His Best David Ruffin At His Best(LP, Comp) Motown, Motown 0C 062-60 460 UK 1977 Vendre cette version
0C 062·60 548 Smokey Robinson - Love Breeze Smokey Robinson Love Breeze(LP, Album) Motown, Motown 0C 062·60 548 UK 1978 Vendre cette version
0C 062-60 578 Cuba Gooding - The 1st Cuba Gooding Album Cuba Gooding The 1st Cuba Gooding Album(LP, Album) Motown, Motown 0C 062-60 578 UK 1978 Vendre cette version
0C 062-60 579 Jermaine Jackson - Frontiers Jermaine Jackson Frontiers(LP, Album) Motown, Motown 0C 062-60 579 UK 1978 Vendre cette version
0C 062-60 942 Commodores - Natural High Commodores Natural High(LP, Album) Motown, Motown 0C 062-60 942 UK 1978 Vendre cette version
0C 062·61 146 Rick James - Come Get It! Rick James Come Get It!(LP, Album) Motown, Motown 0C 062·61 146 UK 1978 Vendre cette version
0C 062·61 182 Three Ounces Of Love - Three Ounces Of Love Three Ounces Of Love Three Ounces Of Love(LP, Album) Motown, Motown 0C 062·61 182 UK 1978 Vendre cette version
0C 062-61 249 Jr Walker* - Smooth Soul Jr Walker* Smooth Soul (Comp) 0C 062-61 249 UK 1978 Vendre cette version
0C 062-61 263 High Inergy - Steppin' Out High Inergy Steppin' Out(LP, Album) Motown, Motown 0C 062-61 263 UK 1978 Vendre cette version
0C 062-61 485 Major Lance - Now Arriving Major Lance Now Arriving (Album) 0C 062-61 485 UK 1978 Vendre cette version
0C 062·61 503 Various - The Big Wheels Of Motown Various The Big Wheels Of Motown (Comp) 0C 062·61 503 UK 1978 Vendre cette version
0C 062·61 503 Various - The Big Wheels Of Motown Various The Big Wheels Of Motown(LP, Comp) Motown, Motown, Motown 0C 062·61 503 Netherlands 1988 Vendre cette version
0C062-61-512 Finished Touch - Need To Know You Better Finished Touch Need To Know You Better(LP, Album, W/Lbl) Motown, Motown 0C062-61-512 UK 1978 Vendre cette version
0C 062-61 518 Switch (6) - Switch Switch (6) Switch(LP, Album) Motown, Motown 0C 062-61 518 UK 1978 Vendre cette version
0C 062-61718 Bloodstone - Don't Stop! Bloodstone Don't Stop!(LP, Album) Motown, Motown 0C 062-61718 UK 1979 Vendre cette version
0C 062-61 879 Commodores - Greatest Hits Commodores Greatest Hits(LP, Comp) Motown, Motown 0C 062-61 879 UK 1978 Vendre cette version
0C 062·62 458 Tata Vega - Try My Love Tata Vega Try My Love(LP, Album) Motown, Motown 0C 062·62 458 UK 1978 Vendre cette version
0C 062-62 508 5th Dimension* - High On Sunshine 5th Dimension* High On Sunshine(LP, Album) Motown, Motown 0C 062-62 508 UK 1978 Vendre cette version
0C 062-62 627 Billy Preston & Syreeta - Music From The Motion Picture Billy Preston & Syreeta Billy Preston & Syreeta - Music From The Motion Picture "Fast Break"(LP, Album) Motown, Motown 0C 062-62 627 UK 1979 Vendre cette version
0C 062-62 668 Apollo (2) - Apollo Apollo (2) Apollo (Album) 0C 062-62 668 UK 1979 Vendre cette version
0C 062-62 742 Platinum Hook - It's Time Platinum Hook It's Time(LP, Album) Motown, Motown 0C 062-62 742 UK 1979 Vendre cette version
0C 062 62 743 High Inergy - Shoulda Gone Dancin' High Inergy Shoulda Gone Dancin'(LP, Album) Motown, Motown 0C 062 62 743 UK 1979 Vendre cette version
0C 062-62 795 Various - Various "Pops We Love You"...The Album(LP, Album) Motown, Motown 0C 062-62 795 UK 1979 Vendre cette version
0C 062-62 796 Cuba Gooding - Love Dancer Cuba Gooding Love Dancer(LP, Album) Motown, Motown 0C 062-62 796 UK 1979 Vendre cette version
0C 062-62 832 Switch (6) - Switch II Switch (6) Switch II(LP, Album) Motown, Motown 0C 062-62 832 UK 1979 Vendre cette version
0C 062·62 935 Smokey Robinson - Where There's Smoke.. Smokey Robinson Where There's Smoke..(LP, Album) Motown, Motown 0C 062·62 935 UK 1979 Vendre cette version
0C 062-63004 Dr. Strut - Dr. Strut Dr. Strut Dr. Strut (Album) 0C 062-63004 UK 1979 Vendre cette version
0C 062 · 63 099 Billy Preston - Late At Night Billy Preston Late At Night(LP, Album) Motown, Motown 0C 062 · 63 099 UK 1979 Vendre cette version
0C 062·63 184 Mary Wilson - Mary Wilson Mary Wilson Mary Wilson(LP, Album) Motown, Motown 0C 062·63 184 UK 1979 Vendre cette version
0C 062-63 193 Various - The Last Dance Various The Last Dance (Comp) 0C 062-63 193 UK 1980 Vendre cette version
0C 062-63 304 Various - Motown Chartbusters Vol.10 Various Motown Chartbusters Vol.10 (Album, Comp) 0C 062-63 304 UK 1979 Vendre cette version
0C 062-63 364 Rick James - Fire It  Up Rick James Fire It Up(LP, Album) Motown, Motown 0C 062-63 364 UK 1979 Vendre cette version
0C 062·63 370 Jermaine Jackson - Let's Get Serious Jermaine Jackson Let's Get Serious (Album) 0C 062·63 370 UK 1980 Vendre cette version
0C 062·63 433 Teena Marie - It Must Be Magic Teena Marie It Must Be Magic(LP, Album) Motown, Motown 0C 062·63 433 UK 1981 Vendre cette version
0C 062-63 496 Bonnie Pointer - Bonnie Pointer II Bonnie Pointer Bonnie Pointer II(LP, Album) Motown, Motown 0C 062-63 496 UK 1979 Vendre cette version
0C 062-63 642 Teena Marie - Wild & Peaceful Teena Marie Wild & Peaceful(LP, Album) Motown, Motown 0C 062-63 642 UK 1979 Vendre cette version
0C 062-63 695 Grover Washington, Jr. - Skylarkin' Grover Washington, Jr. Skylarkin'(LP, Album) Motown, Motown 0C 062-63 695 UK 1980 Vendre cette version
0C 062-63 712 Dr. Strut - Struttin' Dr. Strut Struttin'(LP, Album) Motown, Motown 0C 062-63 712 UK 1980 Vendre cette version
0C 062 - 63 749 Smokey Robinson - Warm Thoughts Smokey Robinson Warm Thoughts(LP, Album) Motown, Motown 0C 062 - 63 749 UK 1980 Vendre cette version
0C 062-63 805 Switch (6) - Reaching For Tomorrow Switch (6) Reaching For Tomorrow(LP, Album) Motown, Motown 0C 062-63 805 UK 1980 Vendre cette version
0C 062-63 836 The Temptations - Power The Temptations Power(LP, Album) Motown, Motown 0C 062-63 836 UK 1980 Vendre cette version
0C 062-63 845 Syreeta - Syreeta Syreeta Syreeta(LP, Album) Motown, Motown 0C 062-63 845 UK 1980 Vendre cette version
0C 062-63 980 Tata Vega - Givin' All My Love Tata Vega Givin' All My Love(LP, Album) Motown, Motown 0C 062-63 980 UK 1981 Vendre cette version
0C 062·64 039 Rick James - Garden Of Love Rick James Garden Of Love(LP, Album) Motown, Motown 0C 062·64 039 UK 1980 Vendre cette version
0C 062-64 040 The Dazz Band* - Invitation To Love The Dazz Band* Invitation To Love(LP, Album) Motown, Motown 0C 062-64 040 UK 1980 Vendre cette version
0C 062-64 040 Black Russian (5) - Black Russian Black Russian (5) Black Russian(LP, Album) Motown, Motown 0C 062-64 040 UK 1980 Vendre cette version
0C 062-64 058 Teena Marie - Irons In The Fire Teena Marie Irons In The Fire(LP, Album) Motown, Motown 0C 062-64 058 UK 1980 Vendre cette version
0C 062-64 129 High Inergy - Hold On High Inergy Hold On(LP, Album) Motown, Motown 0C 062-64 129 UK 1980 Vendre cette version
0C 062-64 179 Ahmad Jamal - Night Song Ahmad Jamal Night Song(LP, Album) Motown, Motown 0C 062-64 179 UK 1980 Vendre cette version
0C 062·64 182 Jermaine Jackson - Jermaine Jermaine Jackson Jermaine(LP, Album) Motown, Motown 0C 062·64 182 UK 1980 Vendre cette version
0C 062-64 187 Various - Motown Chart Busters '80 Various Motown Chart Busters '80(LP, Album, Comp) Motown, Motown 0C 062-64 187 UK 1980 Vendre cette version
0C 062·64 272 Marvin Gaye - In Our Lifetime Marvin Gaye In Our Lifetime(LP, Album) Motown, Motown 0C 062·64 272 UK 1981 Vendre cette version
0C 062-64 281 Stone City Band - The Boys Are Back Stone City Band The Boys Are Back(LP, Album) Motown, Motown 0C 062-64 281 UK 1981 Vendre cette version
0C 062·64 300 Billy Preston - The Way I Am Billy Preston The Way I Am(LP, Album) Motown, Motown 0C 062·64 300 UK 1981 Vendre cette version
0C 062 · 64301 Syreeta - The Best Of Syreeta Syreeta The Best Of Syreeta(LP, Comp) Motown, Motown 0C 062 · 64301 UK 1981 Vendre cette version
0C 062·64 304 Smokey Robinson - Being With You Smokey Robinson Being With You(LP, Album) Motown, Motown 0C 062·64 304 UK 1981 Vendre cette version
0C 062-64 315 Diana Ross - To Love Again Diana Ross To Love Again(LP, Comp) Motown, Motown 0C 062-64 315 UK 1981 Vendre cette version
0C 062·64 358 Rick James - Street Songs Rick James Street Songs(LP, Album) Motown, Motown 0C 062·64 358 UK 1981 Vendre cette version
0C 062-64 434 High Inergy - High Inergy High Inergy High Inergy(LP, Album) Motown, Motown 0C 062-64 434 UK 1981 Vendre cette version
0C 062·64 469 Commodores - In The Pocket Commodores In The Pocket(LP, Album) Motown, Motown 0C 062·64 469 UK 1981 Vendre cette version
0C 062-64 528 Billy Preston & Syreeta - Billy Preston & Syreeta Billy Preston & Syreeta Billy Preston & Syreeta - Billy Preston & Syreeta(LP, Album) Motown, Motown 0C 062-64 528 UK 1981 Vendre cette version
0C 062 ◦ 96648 The Jackson 5 - Moving Violation The Jackson 5 Moving Violation(LP, Album) Motown, Motown 0C 062 ◦ 96648 UK 1975 Vendre cette version
0C 062 - 98 225 Marvin Gaye - The Best Of Marvin Gaye Marvin Gaye The Best Of Marvin Gaye (Comp) 0C 062 - 98 225 UK 1976 Vendre cette version
0C 062-98 254 Eddie Kendricks - Goin' Up In Smoke Eddie Kendricks Goin' Up In Smoke(LP, Album) Tamla Motown, Tamla Motown, Motown, Motown 0C 062-98 254 UK 1976 Vendre cette version
0C 062-98 313 Various - Cooley High (Original Soundtrack) Various Cooley High (Original Soundtrack) (Comp, Album) 0C 062-98 313 UK 1975 Vendre cette version
0C 062-98354 Various - Motown Disc-O-Tech 3 Various Motown Disc-O-Tech 3(LP, Comp) Motown, Motown 0C 062-98354 UK 1976 Vendre cette version
0C 062 - 98 369 The Supremes - Mary, Scherrie & Susaye The Supremes Mary, Scherrie & Susaye(LP, Album) Motown, Motown 0C 062 - 98 369 UK 1976 Vendre cette version
0C 062-98 418 Jr. Walker* - Whopper Bopper Show Stopper Jr. Walker* Whopper Bopper Show Stopper(LP, Album) Motown, Motown 0C 062-98 418 UK 1977 Vendre cette version
0C 062-98 431 Thelma Houston - Any Way You Like It Thelma Houston Any Way You Like It(LP, Album) Motown, Motown 0C 062-98 431 UK 1977 Vendre cette version
0C 062-98 610 Leon Ware - Musical Massage Leon Ware Musical Massage(LP, Album) Motown, Motown 0C 062-98 610 UK 1976 Vendre cette version
0C 062-98 611 Dynamic Superiors - You Name It Dynamic Superiors You Name It(LP, Album) Motown, Motown 0C 062-98 611 UK 1977 Vendre cette version
0C 062–98 683 Syreeta - One To One Syreeta One To One(LP, Album) Motown, Motown 0C 062–98 683 UK 1977 Vendre cette version
0C 062 - 98 690 The Originals - Down To Love Town The Originals Down To Love Town(LP, Album) Motown, Motown 0C 062 - 98 690 UK 1977 Vendre cette version
0C 062-98 713 Smokey Robinson - Deep In My Soul Smokey Robinson Deep In My Soul(LP, Album) Motown, Motown 0C 062-98 713 UK 1977 Vendre cette version
0C 062-98 729 Various - A Special Motown Disco Album Various A Special Motown Disco Album(LP, Comp) Motown, Motown 0C 062-98 729 UK 1976 Vendre cette version
0C 062-98 749 G.C. Cameron - You're What's Missing In My Life G.C. Cameron You're What's Missing In My Life(LP, Album) Motown, Motown 0C 062-98 749 UK 1977 Vendre cette version
0C 062·98 869 Tata Vega - Totally Tata Tata Vega Totally Tata(LP, Album) Motown, Motown 0C 062·98 869 UK 1977 Vendre cette version
0C 062-98 871 Commodores - Zoom Commodores Zoom(LP, Album) Motown, Motown 0C 062-98 871 UK 1977 Vendre cette version
0C 062-99 039 Martha Reeves & The Vandellas - Anthology Martha Reeves & The Vandellas Anthology(LP, Comp) Motown, Motown 0C 062-99 039 UK 1977 Vendre cette version
0C 062-99 043 Temptations* - Greatest Hits Volume 3 Temptations* Greatest Hits Volume 3(LP, Comp) Motown, Motown 0C 062-99 043 UK 1977 Vendre cette version
0C 062-99 109 David Ruffin - In My Stride David Ruffin In My Stride(LP, Album) Motown, Motown 0C 062-99 109 UK 1977 Vendre cette version
0C 062 ◦ 99 124 Flavor (2) - In Good Taste Flavor (2) In Good Taste(LP, Album) Motown, Motown 0C 062 ◦ 99 124 UK 1977 Vendre cette version
0C 062 ◦ 99 175 Dynamic Superiors - Nowhere To Run Dynamic Superiors Nowhere To Run(LP, Album) Motown, Motown 0C 062 ◦ 99 175 UK 1977 Vendre cette version
0C 062-99 279 Diana Ross & The Supremes* - 20 Golden Greats Diana Ross & The Supremes* 20 Golden Greats (Comp) 0C 062-99 279 UK 1977 Vendre cette version
0C 062-99 280 Smokey Robinson - Big Time - Original Music Score From The Motion Picture Smokey Robinson Big Time - Original Music Score From The Motion Picture (Album) 0C 062-99 280 UK 1977 Vendre cette version
0C 062 - 99 520 Eddie Kendricks - Slick Eddie Kendricks Slick (Album) 0C 062 - 99 520 UK 1977 Vendre cette version
0C 064-63 765 Diana Ross - Diana Diana Ross Diana(LP, Album, Gat) Motown, Motown 0C 064-63 765 UK 1980 Vendre cette version
0C 064-63 867 Commodores - Heroes Commodores Heroes(LP, Album) Motown, Motown 0C 064-63 867 UK 1980 Vendre cette version
0C 064-64 121 Stevie Wonder - Hotter Than July Stevie Wonder Hotter Than July (Album) 0C 064-64 121 UK 1980 Vendre cette version
0C 064 ◦ 98157 Jermaine Jackson - My Name Is Jermaine Jermaine Jackson My Name Is Jermaine(LP, Album, Gat) Tamla Motown, Tamla Motown, Motown, Motown 0C 064 ◦ 98157 UK 1976 Vendre cette version