Motown 50 Launches Online Podcast Series
January 16, 2009 at 5:57 AM (PT)
The legendary MOTOWN RECORDS celebrates its 50th anniversary this year with a series of promotions and releases from BERRY GORDY's groundbreaking company and UNIVERSAL MUSIC ENTERPRISES, including a series of online podcasts featuring rare and intimate conversations with the label's legends, producers, songwriters and singers, which started on MONDAY, JANUARY 12th at www.classic.motown.com. The podcasts are also available on iTUNES.
The year-long series of episodes gets underway with an interview featuring SMOKEY ROBINSON reflecting on MOTOWN's early days, his relationship with GORDY and the impact the label has had on American culture.
These exclusive podcasts are just part of a year-long celebration of MOTOWN's 50th and its lasting legacy, which included the DECEMBER 9th release of MOTOWN: The Complete No. 1's, a 10-CD box set in the shape of the label's famed "Hitsville U.S.A." birthplace in DETROIT, featuring more than 200 classic songs from 50 MOTOWN artists that topped charts around the world, plus a 100-page photo booklet with rare images and an introduction by SMOKEY ROBINSON.