DETROIT Podcast Interviews

Detroit represents the rise and fall of the American Dream. There were times when citizens could not rely on an ambulance or police to arrive, but they could rely on their neighbors and friends. People have had to develop self-regulatory environments that rely on communal accountability to mediate situations. The abundance of vacant buildings and low-cost real estate has created access for artists and producers to reclaim space and build the community gathering spaces they need. While manufacturing fell short of the dreams for Detroit, music has never failed this city. It is the birthplace of Motown and Techno, two important musicalĀ genres that have maintained its status as an iconic music city. As city regulations and oversight increases, venue owners are seeking to organize and advocate for policies that will allow the nightlife economy to grow.