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Flint’s Music Planet celebrates 40 years in business

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FLINT, Mich. (WJRT) – He’s a Flint icon in his personal proper, however very humble too.

For the previous 40 years, Carter McWright has supplied Flint with candy music.

It’s a ardour for music which has stored McWright’s Music Planet going sturdy for 4 a long time in his small north Flint retailer off of West Carpenter Rd.

Music Planet is understood for a big assortment of cd’s, data and even cassette tapes in quite a lot of genres.

Over the a long time, McWright has been challenged by modifications in the neighborhood, musical tastes and the trade itself – as extra folks stream their music off their cellphone or computer systems.

“Gospel might be, I’d say, about 40%. The opposite sixty could be between blues, R&B, jazz, hip hop and rap,” he stated.

McWright caters to native church buildings in the neighborhood, however has additionally been recognized to host a couple of celebrities.

“L.L Cool J. was right here, Run DMC, Billy Wright, Clarence Carter, Joe Simon, Marvin Sease,” he stated.

Although Music Planet has confronted its struggles, McWright wouldn’t have it some other method.

“It’s not all about how a lot cash you can also make. It’s about doing what you want, doing what you like. Doing what the folks need and what they love,” he stated.

Prospects appear to agree.

“Nice retailer to be at. Nice customer support. Nice music,” stated Trenton Horne, a Flint resident.

One other resident stated that he at all times finds what he’s searching for at Planet Music.

“Each time I’m searching for a Gospel cd, I feel he has it,” added Eddie Fields, additionally from Flint.

McWright stated that he was in a position to begin his enterprise by promoting his prized 1976 Cadillac.

Extra well-known singers to cease by Music Planet through the years embody SWV, Dennis Edwards and the Temptations.

McWright stated that he plans to remain in enterprise so long as he’s wholesome and his prospects proceed to help him.

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