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Woodstock 50 Can Rock On says Court

A New York court on Wednesday ruled that Woodstock 50’s emergency injunction request against its former financial backer Dentsu Aegis and its Amplifi Live subsidiary, providing festival organizer Michael Lang with some good news and some bad. The good news first. In his ruling, Judge Barry Ostrager determined that the festival production agreement does not allow Dentsu to unilaterally cancel the festival, as much as they might wish to. “In sum, nothing in the FPA indicates that Amplifi...
Tags: Music, New York, Woodstock, Bruce Houghton, LANG, Petitioner, FPA, Dentsu, Dentsu Aegis, Michael Lang, Barry Ostrager, Amplifi, Control Option, Dentsu Amplifi

THU. BRIEF: Anti-Stream Rip Wins • Woodstock 50 Split Ruling • Hires @ Soundcloud, MTV, AWAL, PRS • More

THURSDAY 5.16. 19 Music Business News From Around The Web Updated continuously under the More News tab [Author: Bruce Houghton]
Tags: Music, Woodstock, Music Business, Music Tech, Bruce Houghton

Kenji C. Liu's Playlist for His Poetry Collection "Monsters I Have Been"

In the Book Notes series, authors create and discuss a music playlist that relates in some way to their recently published book. Previous contributors include Jesmyn Ward, Lauren Groff, Bret Easton Ellis, Celeste Ng, T.C. Boyle, Dana Spiotta, Amy Bloom, Aimee Bender, Heidi Julavits, Andrew Sean Greer, and many others. Kenji C. Liu's uses his "franken-po" style, which remixes existing texts, to poignant and arresting effect in his brilliant poetry collection Monsters I Have Been. Publishers...
Tags: Music, Japan, California, Southeast Asia, US, Jimi Hendrix, David, Argentina, Pedro Almodóvar, Prince, Plymouth, Central Valley, Rhino, Woodstock, Nicholas Britell, Publishers Weekly

Woodstock 50 Is Back on After a Court Rejects an Ex-Investor’s Attempt to Cancel It

Jay-Z and the Killers will headline the August concert
Tags: Music, News, Jay Z, Uncategorized, Woodstock, Overnight, Onetime

Woodstock 50 Can Proceed, But Japanese Financier Doesn’t Have To Return $18M, Judge Rules

Denstu will not have to return the $18 million it withdrew from a bank account it shared with Woodstock 50, a New York Supreme Court justice ruled Wednesday (May 15). More »
Tags: Music, News, Woodstock, New York Supreme Court, Michael Lang, Denstu

AM BRIEF: Beatport Debuts DJ LINK • Woodstock 50 Suit Adjourns • Americana Nominees • A2IM Libera Awards • More

WEDNESDAY 5.15. 19 Music Business News From Around The Web Updated continuously under the More News tab [Author: Bruce Houghton]
Tags: Music, Woodstock, Music Business, Music Tech, Bruce Houghton

8 Ways The Grateful Dead Have Become An American Brand

While their music may not be to everyone's taste, there's no denying that the The Grateful Dead have been incredibly successful, not only in their musical career, but also in leveraging their success into an iconic American brand. _________________________ Guest post by Fred Jacobs of Jacobs Media Strategies Truth be told, I was never much of a Grateful Dead fan.  My tastes leaned more British Invasion – the Beatles, Stones, Zeppelin, Kinks, and the Who.  And my idea of great bands ...
Tags: Apple, Music, Bruce Springsteen, America, Grateful Dead, Bob Seger, Harley Davidson, Steve, John Mayer, Woodstock, Steve Jones, Harley, Fred, Corey, Cory, Gans

Hydrox (Never Oreos), 25 Appetizers & A Schvitz: 5 Jewish Women Remember Summer In The Catskills

Why is May 2019 different from all other months? It’s Jewish American Heritage Month for one, a period that feels especially important to mark given the rising insecurity coursing through Jewish American life. Because visibility is more important than ever before, Refinery29 brings you our celebration of Jewish American culture. L’chaim!On the morning of my bat mitzvah, I got my period for the first time. I conveyed the news with pride to the laughter of my parents on our drive to temple, and t...
Tags: Fashion, Music, New York, California, New York City, Disney, America, Brooklyn, Swan Lake, Jack, Catskills, Palm Springs, Larry King, Woodstock, Washington Heights, Concord

It Seems Like Woodstock 50 Co-Founder Michael Lang Ignored A Lot Of Solid Advice

As Woodstock 50 implodes in slow motion with delusional flair, Billboard has a new report on questionable decisions by co-founder Michael Lang that appear to have led to the current situation. To recount: the festival's primary investor Dentsu and production company Superfly have both pulled out, and Lang, who maintains Woodstock … More »
Tags: Music, News, Woodstock, Michael Lang

Under Fyre: Woodstock 50 Festival Is One Enormous Mess. And Now It’s All In Court

Will the festival commemorating the fiftieth anniversary of the iconic Woodstock Festival actually go on this August? The advance organization is a mess, the financing has been withdrawn, and now the lawsuits are flying. So we’re guessing… – The New York Times
Tags: Art, Music, Woodstock, 05.08.19

‘Treachery’ Is What Killed Woodstock 50, Says Founder (That And Theft, Too)

The attorneys for Woodstock 50 co-founder Michael Lang have shared a furious letter he has written to Dentsu, the Japan-based international ad agency that had been lead investor for this summer’s festival, only to abruptly pull its funding and announce the festival’s cancellation last week. – Vulture
Tags: Art, Music, Japan, Woodstock, Dentsu, Michael Lang, 05.07.19

Just Like Heaven: Thoughts From The Ground At The Blog-Rock Nostalgia Festival

Woodstock 50 is imploding before our eyes, but the latest attempt to harvest summer of '69 nostalgia was always going to be a gamble. Obtaining proper licensure in an upstate New York nature reserve and coordinating hundreds of the biggest acts of the past century is probably a logistical and financial nightmare, and … More »
Tags: Music, New York, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Tennis, Beach House, Woodstock, Ra Ra Riot, Strfkr, Phoenix, Sounding Board, Mgmt, Neon Indian, Tokyo Police Club, Washed Out, The Rapture, Peter Bjorn And John

Michael Lang Says He Needs To Raise $30M By Friday To Save Woodstock 50

After doubling down on Woodstock 50 and doing a media blitz with half-a-dozen publications, Woodstock co-founder Michael Lang now has until Friday to raise the money needed to produce the anniversary festival in upstate New York, sources tell Billboard. More »
Tags: Music, New York, News, Woodstock, Michael Lang, Save Woodstock

Woodstock 50 Concert Will Happen, says Festival Organizer

While Woodstock 50’s primary investors have backed away from the event, festival organizer Michael Lang insists that the show will go on. In a statement released via Woodstock Ventures, Lang said: “We are committed to ensuring that the 50th Anniversary of Woodstock is marked with a festival deserving of its iconic name and place in American history and culture. “Although our financial partner is withdrawing, we will, of course, be continuing with the planning of the festival and intend t...
Tags: Music, New York, Billboard, Miley Cyrus, Aeg, Jay, Woodstock, Bruce Houghton, LANG, Michael Lang, Woodstock Ventures Lang, Schuyler County, Santana Hot Tuna

Woodstock 50 Loses Production Partner And Agents’ Support, Michael Lang Says “We’re Not Stopping Now”

On Monday, it was announced that Woodstock 50 was cancelled. In a statement released by the Dentsu Aegis Network -- a financial backer of the festival -- they said that they didn't "believe the production of the festival can be executed as an event worthy of the Woodstock Brand name." … More »
Tags: Music, News, Woodstock, Dentsu Aegis Network, Michael Lang, Woodstock Brand, Michael Lang Says

Industry News

Taylor Swift returns with new playful song ME! that features Panic’s Brendon Urie.  The new single marks her first release on Republic (UMG). It should come to no surprise that she teamed up with Brendon considering he has a chart topping smash with ‘High Hopes’. Not that Taylor needs Brendon, but two big names coming together nearly guarantees strong airplay and placement.Columbia Records struck gold with Lil Nas X ‘Old Town Road’  has topped Spotify’s daily U.S. Streaming Songs chart. As we m...
Tags: Apple, Spotify, Music, Taylor Swift, Perspective, Taylor, Columbia Records, Woodstock, Brendon Urie, Brendon, Woodstock 50, Lil Nas X, Lil Nas X Old Town Road, Panic! High Hopes

Woodstock 50 thrown into doubt after backer 'cancels' festival

Lead investor pulls funding but organisers say event will go ahead and will be ‘a blast’There are conflicting reports as to whether a planned three-day concert to mark the 50th anniversary of the Woodstock festival has been cancelled or not.Woodstock 50 was scheduled to take place on 16 to 18 August in Watkins Glen in upstate New York state with a lineup including the rapper Jay-Z, the singer Miley Cyrus and the rockers the Killers. Continue reading...
Tags: Music, New York, World news, Jay-z, Culture, Miley Cyrus, Jay, Woodstock, Upstate New York, Watkins Glen

Macy's Friends & Family Sale Has ALL Of Our Essentials — But Where To Begin?

The 160-year-old department store Macy’s has always been a presence in our lives. From our little-kid memories of watching its Thanksgiving Day Parade on TV, to shopping for party dresses holding our mom’s hands, to discovering — and then frequenting — the beauty counter in high school, its been there for us shopping-obsessives since our earliest days of browsing. Now, with a reliable roster of essential brands, its become a go-to for all of our wardrobe staples: everyday makeup, denim, dresses...
Tags: Fashion, Music, Calvin Klein, Levi, Woodstock, Macy, Clinique, Mascara, Macy s Friends amp, Mickey That, FRIENDRACHEL Rachel Roy Printed Chiffon Maxi Dress, Macy s Inky, Calvin Klein Padded Bralette, Macy s Scoop

Woodstock 50 Backers Attempted Last Minute Bailout By AEG Or Live Nation, Co-Founder Denies Official Cancellation

Just days before financial supporters of Woodstock 50 announced the festival was being cancelled, the main backers of the anniversary concert made a last-ditch effort to bring on another experienced festival operator with the capital and expertise needed to fix the deeply troubled event, Billboard has learned. Hoping to save the festival, organizers were planning … More »
Tags: Music, News, Aeg, Woodstock

Woodstock 50 Concert Is Cancelled [OFFICIAL]

Woodstock 50 has been cancelled.  On Monday, officials with Dentsu Aegis Network released said that the concert and celebration had been cancelled because they "don’t believe the production of the festival can be executed as an event worthy of the Woodstock Brand name." Headliners scheduled to appear included The Killers, Dead and Co, Imagine Dragons and Jay-Z. Here is the statement in full: "It’s a dream for agencies to work with iconic brands and to be associated with meaningful movemen...
Tags: Music, London, Woodstock, Music Business, Live & Touring, Bruce Houghton, Dentsu, Dentsu Aegis Network, Jay Z Here, Woodstock 50, Woodstock Brand, The Killers Dead and Co Imagine Dragons

Woodstock 50 Is Likely Toast After Top Investor Pulls Out

Jay-Z, Dead & Company and the Killers were already announced as headliners
Tags: Music, News, Jay Z, Uncategorized, Woodstock, Dead Company, Onetime

Woodstock 50 Has Been Cancelled

Woodstock 50 has been cancelled. Rumors swirled about the festival being cancelled earlier this month after the date that tickets were supposed to go on sale had been postponed, but as of last week organizers were adamant that it would continue. But, as Billboard reports, a statement from festival … More »
Tags: Music, News, Woodstock

The Next Track, Episode #146 – Woodstock

The 50th anniversary concert of Woodstock has been planned, and tickets were supposed to go on sale this week, yet have been delayed. We look back at the original Woodstock festival and how much the music influenced us.
Tags: Podcast, Music, Blogging, Woodstock

Woodstock 50 Organizers Address Ticket Sale Delay

The much-anticipated sale of tickets for this summer's Woodstock 50 anniversary concerts has been put on hold for now. More »
Tags: Music, News, Woodstock

Gigi Hadid Just Tried The Grooviest Nail-Art Trend Of 2019

From cow nails and heart-embellished to chic, understated ombré, this year is already rife with inventive new nail-art trends. But for all the Summer-ready designs and negative-space French tips out there, there's one other bold look in particular we've got our eyes on right now — and it's very 1969-meets-1999-meets-2019.Tie-dye designs might conjure up images of Janis Joplin in a technicolor dress at Woodstock, or maybe the fluorescent tees we all wore to play mandatory sports in middle schoo...
Tags: Fashion, Music, London, Instagram, California, Janis Joplin, Gigi Hadid, Woodstock, Unistella, Mei Kawajiri, Eunkyung, Hannah Schewel, Ami Streets, Julie Ventura

Woodstock 50 Concert Ticket On-Sale Postponed

The ticket on sale date for the Woodstock 50 concert in Walkens Glen, N.Y., has been postponed from it the original date of April 22nd. The festival promises acts like The Killers, Miley Cyrus, Santana, Dead & Company, Chance The Rapper, Jay-Z and Imagine Dragons. But the on-sale was set for Earth Day, but it has been postponed, according to Billboard. “No one knows what the hell is going on but there is clearly a problem,” an agent told Billboard, speculating that issues with investors ...
Tags: Music, Jay, Woodstock, Bruce Houghton, Michael Lan, Walkens Glen, Killers Miley Cyrus Santana Dead Company

Beyoncé rocks, but so did Woodstock | Brief letters

Roger Waters | Rock concerts | Use-by dates | Exercise | SmartphonesRegarding Jeremy Beecham’s thoughts on Roger Waters (Letters, 19 April), I think we can take it as read Waters would not encourage Madonna to support the Assad regime by playing Damascus.John WarburtonEdinburgh• You failed to mention the two most important filmed rock concerts (Homecoming review – Beyoncé documentary is a triumphant celebration, 19 April): Monterey Pop and Woodstock. To write about seminal filmed rock gigs witho...
Tags: Health, Music, Science, Technology, Beyonce, Film, Israel, Society, World news, Syria, Smartphones, Mobile Phones, Middle East and North Africa, Madonna, Assad, Woodstock

Michael Lang Calls Woodstock 50 Cancellation “Rumors” After Ticket On-Sale Postponed

An email alerting agents to the postponement of Woodstock 50's ticket on-sale has prompted fears that the 100,000-person anniversary concert will be cancelled, although founder Michael Lang cast the fears as merely "rumors" late Friday. More »
Tags: Music, News, Woodstock, Michael Lang, Michael Lang Calls Woodstock

Cannabis Is The Next Big Thing In Scented Candles — Here's Where You Can Get Them

Back in the day — as in, before marijuana was legal in many states, and we had to clandestinely exhale smoke out of our dorm room windows via paper towel holders — weed was a smell we were always looking for ways to cover up. Scented candles, sprays, incense, air freshener, you name it, we used it. (Hindsight being 20/20, I think we can all agree these didn't work very well. Your mom/RA/server at Denny's totally knew.)But these days, cannabis and its chill cousin CBD are so mainstream that not ...
Tags: Nordstrom, Fashion, Music, Woodstock, Don, Denny, Malin Goetz, Elyse Walker, Malin Goetz Aside, Kushed, Kushed Candles If Purple Kush

10 Record Store Day 2019 releases you’re gonna want include David Bowie, Janis Joplin and more

Record Store Day is like Easter. It comes every spring, usually in April. And it’s packed with cool treats that come in a rainbow of colors – eggs and candy for Easter, colored vinyl LPs for Record Store Day. And while we can’t guarantee what the Easter Bunny will bring to your door this year, we can tell you about the exclusive and limited releases featured in Record Store Day 2019, which arrives on Saturday, April 13 this year. We scoured the catalog of new music – or sometimes old music in fr...
Tags: Music, Sport, Indianapolis, Bbc, UPS, Things To Do, Soccer, David Bowie, Bill Murray, Jesus, Scarlett Johansson, Janis Joplin, Rolling Stone, Jack White, Al Green, Eric Clapton

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