Monday, November 01, 2010

Detroit Record Labels: A Map

I've been working hard for a couple of weeks to pull this together. It is by no means complete or perfect, but I think it's a good start.

The link below will take you to a Google Map with pinpoints of over 200 Detroit record labels throughout history. With each pin-point comes a little bit of info about that label.

I tried to stay away from labels that had multiple addresses because that became confusing. Still trying to figure the best way to tackle that issue.

I've got a separate list of labels not in the city limits that still needs more entries to be worthwhile before making public. Ideally the two will merge together at some point.

My criteria for this was address I could find for a record label. Most were taken from Keith Rylatt's essential book "Groovesville USA" but a fair amount were also gleaned from my own independent research, ie, addresses listed on the labels or sleeves in my possession.

Let the comments, additions and critiques fly in the comments section. Hope you all enjoy it.

Detroit Record Label Map