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 […]

Update from our Visual Collections Intern

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I’m Sidne and I am one of the new graduate students working at the Detroit Sound Conservancy on the Graystone Collection. I am a graduate student at Wayne State University pursuing a master’s degree in English and in Library Science with the intent to one day complete a PhD in English. For one of my […]

We Have Not Forgotten

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We have not forgotten what you did. Many of you helped Kickstart the Detroit Sound Conservancy in 2013. Many of you began our online music preservation dreams. Many of you started our quest to build an oral history archive online. It started with you. Three years later though we are much more than a website […]

We are 4!

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We turned four this week! Four years ago a group of us met in the Cass Corridor and then drove over to the Blue Bird Inn for a photo shoot and meet up. We’ve come a long way since then. We now have an office, archive, and exhibit space. We have a growing collection, including […]

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 […]