Downtown Music Publishing Acquires Music From Catalog Of Motown Icon William “Mickey” Stevenson


Downtown Music Publishing today announced that it has acquired the rights to music from the catalog of legendary songwriter and record producer William “Mickey” Stevenson. The former head of Motown A&R was not only responsible for signing talent like Martha Reeves, Marvin Gaye, Stevie Wonder and The Four Tops, and recruiting the label’s famed studio band after joining in 1959, but also penning classic songs for Eddie Holland, Gaye, Kim Weston, The Supremes, The Temptations and many others. Berry Gordy, the iconic music industry executive and founder of Motown Records, has publicly credited Stevenson as “one of the greatest creative forces during [Motown’s] formative years.”
“I’m beyond excited to partner with Downtown,” said Mickey Stevenson of the deal. “Our partnership covers many songs that are near and dear to me, and I have full confidence that my creative legacy is in good hands. // Continue to the full article
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