United Sound System's Studio A is large enough to record a whole orchestra on site. Photo by Ed Wolfrum, United Sound's Chief Engineer from 1969 to 1973.
Detroit, MI (December 4, 2013)—United Sound Systems, the recording studio off I-94 in Detroit famous for hosting some of Motown’s greatest artists, including Aretha Franklin, Berry Gordon Jr., George Clinton and Miles Davis, won’t face demolition after all, the studio announced this week.
In July 2013, Pro Sound News reported that a proposed expansion of the nearby highway included tearing down the historic studio, despite the studio’s contributions to the Detroit music scene.
On December 2, 2013, studio owner Danielle Scott announced in a statement that the studio will not be demolished, and that an open house will be held on December 14, 2013 from 3 to 8 p.m. To RSVP for the open house, call 313-833-1833.
“The lights are coming back in Detroit’s music world and when they do, the world will see a little known group at United Sound Systems made up of a team that was too afraid to fail,” Scott said in the statement.
Scott and organizations dedicated to preserving the history of Detroit, will continue efforts to resurrect United Sound Systems Studio, aiming to help it make a comeback.
To read the article from Pro Sound News on the studio and its possible demolition, visit http://www.prosoundnetwork.com/Default.aspx?tabid=69&EntryId=665