Author of Motown: The Sound of Young America, Adam White has written about music, the music industry, and Motown for more than 40 years. He & Lisa talk about how Motown founder Berry Gordy used lessons learned from failing in his first business to build the industry-disrupting Motown.
Adam worked at Billboard Magazine for 20 years, advancing to international editor, managing editor and editor-in-chief. He then joined Universal Music Group International as VP of Communications and retired after 10 years. Following that, he and Gordy’s right-hand man, Barney Ales, collaborated to write the book.
Adam’s blog has tons of great articles about Motown and its musicians, including an interview with my cousin Charles Kipps about when David Ruffin recorded one of the songs he wrote, Walk Away From Love.