Attorney Howard Hertz started his career as an attorney, in entertainment law, and developing artist platforms all organically. Decades of practice began through relationships of trust providing opportunity. Born in Canada and raised in the Linwood Davison neighborhood his perspective of life is from a Detroit state of mind. Today he is the founder of the Detroit Music Awards, represented a host of international icons, and a Blues player himself. This Detroit is Different interview is full of his strides in work from Wayne County’s Public Defender’s office in the 1970’s to represent George Clinton & Eminem. This was a fun, interesting, and insightful interview. Particulars as to representation, rights in music today, and independent artistry are explored.