Highway project threatens historic Detroit recording studio via Axios

One good building: Groundbreaking to preserve an old Detroit jazz venue via Outlier

Blue Bird Inn restoration aims to entertain new generation of Detroiters via Bridge Detroit

Detroit Sound Conservancy celebrates historic Blue Bird Inn rehab with free party via Metro Times

Detroit’s Blue Bird Inn jazz club gets massive renovations via American Black Journal PBS


Local Nonprofit Breathes New Life Into Historic Blue Bird Inn via Hour Detroit

Bringing Back Blue Bird via The Detroit Jewish News

Fight continues to save Detroit’s United Sound Systems Recording Studios via CBS Detroit

Amazon doles out $250,000 to seven Detroit nonprofits via Detroit News

Preserving Detroit’s United Sound Systems, where icons like Miles Davis and Aretha Franklin recorded via WBUR

Push to rehab Detroit’s historic Blue Bird Inn seeks to revive sweet sounds via Detroit News

Emmett Till’s Chicago home will get money designated for preserving Black history via NPR

Emmett Till’s Chicago home among sites granted funding earmarked for preserving history via CNN

National Trust Awards $3 Million in Grants to 33 Sites to Help Preserve Black History via Saving Places

$1.3 million in grants fund 28 community-based projects in Detroit, Highland Park and Hamtramck through KIP:D+ via Kresge Foundation

Detroit Sound Conservancy: Blue Bird via BLAC

The Blue Bird Inn Will Fly Again via Michigan Chronicle

Rehab of historic Detroit jazz club the Blue Bird Inn enters next phase via Metro Times

Detroit Sound Conservancy Shares Big Steps, Renderings for Blue Bird Inn via Altnubian

Efforts to restore Detroit’s historic Blue Bird Inn move on to next phase via Model D

Winter 2021

Michelle Jahra McKinney and DSC featured in Wayne State alumni magazine via Wayne State

Michelle Jahra McKinney appears on Stateside to talk about our Detroit music tour via Michigan Radio

Summer 2021

Michelle Jahra McKinney on preserving Detroit’s musical legacy and building the future via Model D Media

Winter 2021

Blue Bird Inn spared from demolition after historic designation via Detroit Free Press

Fall 2020

Michigan arts and cultural organizations receive nearly $10M in grants from state arts organization via Metromode

Summer 2020

Southeast Michigan arts groups get $500,000 injection from relief fund via Detroit Free Press

Spring 2020

Reviving Detroit’s Historic Blue Bird Inn via Belt Magazine

Winter 2020

Saving Detroit’s Musical Legacy Becomes High Priority for Local Historians via WDET’s Culture Source

Detroit music legends tell their stories at special celebration event this week

Fall 2019

Summer 2019

Call & Response, a celebration of Detroit’s sonic resistance in Ann Arbor via All About Ann Arbor

Spring 2019

Effort underway to restore iconic Detroit club that once hosted jazz legends like Miles Davis via Michigan Radio

Behind The Effort To Save Legendary Detroit Jazz Hot Spot The Blue Bird Inn via Daily Detroit Podcast

Live in the D: Uniquely Detroit – The Blue Bird Inn is back!

Detroit Sound Conservancy works to restore iconic jazz club Blue Bird Inn via WDIV/Click On Detroit

“Detroit jazz club Blue Bird Inn gets a new lease on life” via Metro Times

Winter 2019

“Detroit Sound Conservancy plots future for historic jazz club, designated ‘dangerous'” via Crain’s Detroit

The Week in Detroit… via The D Brief

The Salvaging Sound exhibit at the Detroit Historical Museum introduces kids to the Detroit Sound Conservancy and the city’s music scene via Metro Parent

The Past is Not Forgotten: The Detroit Sound Conservancy Saves the City’s Music History Once Piece at a Time via WDET: Culture Shift

New Salvaging Sound Exhibit Highlights Work of Detroit Sound Conservancy at Detroit Historical Museum via dbusiness

MDOT to transplant legendary Detroit recording studio for I-94 rebuild via Crain’s Detroit

A Win For Detroit’s Musical Legacy: United Sound Systems Spared From Demolition Under New MDOT Plan via WDET

Detroit’s historic United Sound Systems studio spared from demolition via Michigan Radio

Kresge headed back to neighborhoods with $1.5M via The Detroit News

Winter 2018

The Organization I Love : 2018 : Detroit Sound Conservancy via The Detroit I Love

LaVell Williams via Michigan LGBTQ Remember

Fall 2018

“What’s the value of Detroit’s cultural legacy? Artists and preservationists make the case” via Model D.

“Detroit musician, mentor LaVell Williams dies” via The Detroit News

Summer 2018

‘A legend from our house’: Detroit mourns Aretha Franklin via The Guardian

Spring 2018

Season 9, Episode 5 of Destination Michigan on WCMU

18 Detroit neighborhood groups split $1.5M in Kresge grants via Curbed Detroit

Fall 2017

Can the National Theatre be saved? via Curbed Detroit

Within A Conflicted Present, The Sounds Of ‘New Detroit’ Mine Its Past via NPR Music


Summer 2017

Music preservation org saves the Blue Bird Inn stage, an important piece of Detroit music history via Model D.

John Lee Hooker To Be Inducted Into Detroit Sound Hall of Fame on 100th Birthday via WDET

“Celebrating the History of Detroit’s Iconic United Sound Systems Recording Studio” via WDET

Spring 2017

“How Detroit Sound Conservancy helps restore Motor City music history” via Detroit Free Press

Detroit Sound Conservancy on MetroArts Detroit

Winter 2017

“Could Detroit Show Us the Way to a New Future of Work?” via Metropolis.

Longtime Michigan journalist Jack Lessenberry introduces our Executive Director to his audience on Michigan Radio

Spring 2016

We got a shout out from writer Mike Rubin on the New York Times Popcast.

“Meet the Nonprofit Fighting to Preserve Detroit’s Music History” via Red Bull Music Academy

Fall 2015

“Giving United Sound, Detroit’s other landmark music studio, its due” via Model D.

Summer 2015

“A Non-Profit Races the Clock to Preserve Detroit History” via Crave

“Hitsville vs. Soulsville: How Detroit and Memphis are embracing their soul music heritage” via Model D.

“Graystone jazz artifacts, forgotten in Detroit skyscraper, now being preserved” via MLive

Spring 2015

“An insider’s cultural guide to Detroit: The Motor City moves on” via The Guardian

“Detroit Sound Conservancy Remembers Detroit Gay Clubs” via Between the Lines

Fall 2014

Blog post via the Sound Studies blog Sounding Out

Spring 2014

Interview with WDET’s Travis Wright

Article on #detsound conference at Deadline Detroit

Winter 2014

Interview by the Boston Globe.

Fall 2013

Article at the Grammy Foundation

Summer 2013

Interview on WAYN’s Michigan Movement

Summer 2012

 Interview on WDET’s Craig Fahle Show

Article in the Metro Times’s City Slang Blog.

Spring 2012

Article in Model D. describing the genesis of the DSC.

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