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Mo·town / ˈmōˌtoun/ • n. 1. (also trademark Tamla Motown) music released on or reminiscent of the U.S. record label Tamla Motown. The first black-owned record company in the U.S., Tamla Motown was founded in Detroit in 1959 by Berry Gordy, and was important in popularizing soul music, producing artists such as the Supremes, Stevie Wonder, and Marvin Gaye. 2. informal name for Detroit.

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Motown Highly successful record company, whose artists made a major contribution to popular music of the 1960s. Founded in Detroit (‘Motor town’), Michigan, USA, in 1959 by Berry Gordy Jr, the company's original roster included Marvin Gaye, Stevie Wonder, Diana Ross, and Smokey Robinson. Berry sold Motown to the MCA company in 1988.

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Motown music released on or reminiscent of the US record label Tamla Motown, the first black-owned record company in the US, founded in Detroit in 1959 (the name comes from a shortening of Motor Town). Tamla Motown was important in popularizing soul music.

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