Announcing: DSC Volunteer Awards 2022

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Detroit Sound Conservancy presents a token of deep appreciation to those who give selflessly of something more precious than gold – their time and help. 2022 is the inaugural year of these awards.  Detroit Sound Conservancy cannot function without the love made visible of our special volunteers. These are the people who show up time […]

Honoring LaVell Williams for 2022 World Day for Audiovisual Heritage

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2022 World Day for Audiovisual Heritage:  Detroit Sound Conservancy Honors LaVell Williams (1967-2018) In celebration of 2022 World Day for Audiovisual Heritage, Detroit Sound Conservancy honors Co-Founder LaVell Williams (1967-2018). #AudiovisualHeritageDay #WDAVH2022 In celebration of 2022 World Day for Audiovisual Heritage, Detroit Sound Conservancy honors Co-Founder LaVell Williams (1967-2018) who died four years ago this […]

Grant Announcement: $30,000 from NeighborHUB program

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GRANT ANNOUNCEMENT 🏘 We are excited to share that Detroit Sound Conservancy has been awarded a NeighborHUB grant, sponsored by The Detroit Regional Chamber (@detroitchamber) and @generalmotors. From the program’s largest-ever applicant pool, we were among the 10 nonprofits from Detroit neighborhoods to receive a portion of the total $500,000 in grants. Receiving this grant is […]

Detroit Sound Bus Tour February 12th 2022

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Join Detroit Sound Conservancy and City Institute on a bus tour of some of Detroit’s most important musical sites, past and present. Ticket Link: Detroit proudly claims the title of Motown, Detroit Rock City and Birthplace of Techno – but there’s so much more to discover about Detroit’s thriving music scene. Join Detroit Sound […]

Rollin’ with the Rhythm: DSC Archive Moves to WGPR

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As of April 30, 2021 Detroit Sound Conservancy is pleased to announce that we have moved the majority of our archive out of storage and into a large and wonderful climate-controlled room at the WGPR building on East Jefferson in Detroit.   Our Detroit music artifacts and audio-visual collection has been largely inaccessible-but-safe, secured quietly in […]

KIP:D Planning Grant Awarded by The Kresge Foundation

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Very grateful to The Kresge Foundation for believing in our sonic vision for The Blue Bird neighborhood and community. The planning begins now thanks to their support. Detroit Sound Conservancy will conduct community engagement and initial design for the redevelopment of the Blue Bird Inn, an iconic jazz club on Detroit’s west side, into a […]

A Sonic Desert?

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Has Detroit become a sonic desert? Musical expression has been a long-standing pivot point for debates about Detroit’s successes and failures. Though the Detroit area has a wide range of cultural expressions for which it is associated—including art, design, architecture, literature, and, critically, industrial production—music has been the dominant site for articulating exactly how Detroit […]

September Feelgood Tap Fundraiser

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Batch Brewing Company and Detroit Sound Conservancy partner during September for Feelgood Tap Fundraiser and Event Batch Brewing Company in Corktown continues to develop local philanthropic partnerships through the Feelgood Tap, an in house initiative that became a 501c3 in late 2016. In September, participating Feelgood Tap establishments get to focus on a local partner […]

Ain’t Too Proud…

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Dear Detroit Sound Conservancy Ally, On the week of our 5th birthday, I come with my hat in my hands. I’m writing you because I know you care deeply about our collections and our mission and that we must maintain and protect these collections. Last year, we made the tough decision to pull our collections […]