Detroit has spent the last century contributing its own unique flair to the music industry. From genres like hip hop and techno to artists like Aretha Franklin and The Suicide Machines, Detroit’s expansive sound has embedded itself into the heart of the city. For Masterpiece
Berry Gordy is known for Motown Records and business sense. We admire him—and his family—for both.
He started his first record label, Tamla, with an $800 family loan. Rather than rely on outside help for loans, his family set up their own finance system, Ber-Berry Co-operative.
Martha Reeves' office is in a house. A bedroom to be exact. During our interview, she is sitting at a small desk—a bed between us. Atop the bed, pages of a coloring book—a picture of the Eiffel Tower that, at first glance, looks like an original drawing. Ms. Reeves pulls out a giant tub of