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Parent company Capitol Music Group a division of Universal Music Group
Founded January 12, 1959; 57 years ago
Founder Berry Gordy, Jr.
Distributor(s) Capitol Music Group
(in the US)
Virgin EMI Records
(in the UK)
Universal Music Group
Country of origin United States
Location New York City
Official website Official website
Motown had established branch offices in both New York City and Los Angeles during the mid-1960s, and by 1969 had begun gradually moving more of its operations to Los Angeles. The company moved all of its operations to Los Angeles in June 1972, with a number of artists, among them Martha Reeves, the Four Tops, Gladys Knight & the Pips, and Motown’s Funk Brothers studio band, either staying behind in Detroit or leaving the company for other reasons.