Adam White is the author of Motown: The Sound of Young America, with Barney Ales, and has written about music, the music industry and Motown for more than 40 years. Check his Motown blog here and Instagram feed here. Adam is a former editor-in-chief of Billboard, and co-author of The Billboard Book of No.1 Rhythm & Blues Hits. His work has been Grammy-nominated, he has written for the Library of Congress, and his voice has been sampled by Public Enemy. Motown: The Sound of Young America will be available in paperback in January 2019.


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