The Threat To Our Audio Heritage Is Real

Much like the threat of climate change, the threat to Detroit’s audio heritage is real and it is here now. Imagined in 2017, the Preservation Factory presented by Detroit Sound Conservancy will be a mobile, educational site and experiment in staving off this sonic apocalypse currently at work destroying Detroit’s rich audio archives. Built from a combination of historical equipment from no longer extent Detroit music studios, as well as contemporary preservation gear, we are currently prepping The Preservation Factory to be piloted in 2018. The Preservation Factory will eventually draw Detroit students into the hands-on skills and imagination required to preserve Detroit musical legacies with materials sourced from the dank basements of Detroit musicians, fans, and studios.

If you would like to learn more or get involved please contact our director via email at or call direct at 313-444-8242

Updated December 2017

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