Highland Park Music Center
By Steve Furay
Special to the Michigan Citizen
Tucked away in a business block off Woodward Avenue in Highland Park, the Highland Park Music Center is a place for local residents to come through and get their start in the world of studio recording. The center has been in operation since 2007, with many clients coming through to record their music.
“We do good quality work at a lower price,” says Albert Stoker, co-owner of the Highland Park Music Center. “It’s good to know that people can still get good quality for a good price, and they can still do what they want to do — make a CD and go do shows.”
For the many local talents in the area, the business is a place to come in and take the next step in bringing their music to the world. Studio rates begin at $25 per hour, and a local music producer is also available at the studio for recording original tracks at a bargain rate.
Artists at Highland Park Music Center have recorded everything from hip hop and R&B music to spoken word and audio books.
The business also does work contributing to the neighborhood, starting its own community cleanup program. Local youth are recruited to help pick up trash and debris from the streets and vacant lots in Highland Park.
Stoker sees their business as a positive contribution to the local area and is hopeful that Detroit and Highland Park can have a positive and productive future for businesses and local organizations.
“I think we’re going to stay grounded and stay hungry; we shouldn’t have a problem,” says Stoker. “I think we’re going to have the same respect that we’ve been having, stay real. As long as we stay true to the community and city, then I don’t see no problems.”
For more information, contact Albert Stoker at 313.483.2339.