Posts By: Detroit Sound Conservancy

John Lee Hooker 99th Birthday

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We are going to celebrate John Lee Hooker’s 99th birthday this coming Monday, August 22nd, while also imagining his centennial next year in 2017. In that spirit, come witness a John Lee Hooker-inspired jam session and video shoot for ONE MILE / Detroit Afrikan Music Institution / Detroit Sound Conservancy featuring: Efe Bes Tino G […]

Call for Papers: Sound Conference III

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Detroit Sound Conference III Call for Papers 10 am – 8 pm October 15, 2016 Detroit, MI Keynote Speaker: Melvin Davis (pictured above) This event is free and open to the public. The Detroit Sound Conservancy (DSC), a non-profit organization dedicated to preserving and promoting the region’s sonic heritage, will host its 3rd annual conference […]

Dilla’s Delights in Paradise Valley

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Herman “Uncle Herm” Hayes, James “Dilla” Yancey‘s uncle, knows how to move forward without slipping into amnesia. We are honored to be a small part of his entrepreneurial efforts at Dilla’s Delights to create possibilities for his nephew’s daughters by lending him our Paradise Valley model from the Graystone International Jazz Museum Collection. The model […]

Making Moves

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To our advisers and supporters: we have some important new developments to share with you. As our collections continue to surface and grow, we have commenced the search for a more suitable space for our archives. While this is a good problem to have, we regret that it meant moving out of United Sound Systems […]

National Trust for Historic Preservation on United Sound

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This week, the National Trust for Historic Preservation referenced our work with United Sound Systems on their Blog: “If United goes, that old style and history of recording, there’s nothing left,” says Carleton Gholz of the Detroit Sound Conservancy. “This could be something we could all rally around.” Read the whole article here. Photo by […]

Intern Call Winter 2016

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Positions The Detroit Sound Conservancy in Detroit, Michigan seeks highly motivated individuals who can work independently and as part of a team. This will be an approximately 10-15 hour per week unpaid internship for January through April 2016. The DSC Intern will work directly with the DSC’s Executive Director, and where appropriate the Director of […]

DSC Receives Grant from Metabolic Studio

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Artist Lauren Bon, Director of the Metabolic Studio has given a $10,000 grant to the Detroit Sound Conservancy. This unrestricted contribution will be used over two years to provide general operating support to further the organization’s mission to increase awareness of and support to Detroit’s imaginative musical heritage through advocacy and education in a spirit […]

United Sound Celebration October 23rd

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Eve R. Doster Phone: 313-575-6115 Email: bluemarketingandcommunications@gmail.com Tickets: Eventbrite Facebook Event Page Suggested Minimum Donation $20 October 7, 2015 (Detroit, MI) – The recent historic designation of Detroit’s United Sound Systems Recording Studio – the nation’s oldest, still operating, independent recording studio – rings in a revitalized era for music production […]