In 2011, Chris Handyside penned this great piece
on Detroit's Beehive Recordings and its founder Steve Nawara.
Here's another, by Detroit News' columnist Donna Tarek. An excerpt:
(Nawara) wants to expand the hive's reach to record Detroit's Latin, Middle Eastern, Polish music to be an accurate representation of the sounds of the city. He already has recorded Finlay's sister Tamara singing the Russian folk songs she grew up with.
In Nawara's concept, the "record" or MP3 is not the product, it's an advertisement for the product, which is the musician, his/her concerts, merchandise, and publishing rights.
"Music wants to be free," Nawara says. "The natural state of music is free. You play it; it enters the atmosphere. That's it."
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