The Woodstock Festival Builds an Online Community for the 21st Century
Woodstock Ventures & Sony Music Entertainment Plan The Launch of Woodstock.com, an Innovative Site featuring a Live Music Social Network for All Concerts, Exclusive Content, Environmental & Social Initiatives, WikiStock & More
Woodstock Ventures has teamed with Sony Music Entertainment to launch Woodstock.com, the official website for the Woodstock community.
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Woodstock.com will feature a cutting edge live music social network for all concerts, including complete artist and event information, access to ticketing, concert reviews, blogs and a forum to connect with other fan events throughout the world. There will be platforms for environmental initiatives, social issues, and other current topics. Visitors to the site can meet on a virtual village green, a platform for developing initiatives about global warming, carbon emissions, and responsible energy use. A special interactive portion of the site will make clear to the world which issues are of the greatest importance to the Woodstock community. And of course, the site will be the ultimate source for all things Woodstock -- exclusive interviews, guest editors, audio-visual content, rare photographs and other memorabilia with an online store offering a wide variety of goods including fine art prints of never-before-seen photography, music, film, collectables, apparel and books.
Woodstock.com will also offer a platform where fans can share their experiences from all of the Woodstock Festivals ('69,'94 & '99) as well as other live concert events. Woodstock.com will also premiere WikiStock, an interactive wiki-style encyclopedia of all things Woodstock, which will accept and incorporate contributions about the individual experiences visitors have had at Woodstock festivals over the years.
Woodstock.com is being created under the auspices of Michael Lang and Joel Rosenman, two of the founders of the Woodstock Festival. The launch of Woodstock.com is planned to coincide with the 40th anniversary of the 1969 Woodstock Festival, the historic weekend that showed the world how the youth of America could unite in peace and music.
"Woodstock began as a dream and became a reality that exceeded our wildest expectations," said Michael Lang. "That dream lives on and our hope is that Woodstock.com will harness the power of 21st century technology to the communal idealism and values that continue to grow out of Woodstock."
Joel Rosenman added, "Like the Woodstock Festival, Woodstock.com is designed with the Woodstock community in mind -- a destination for music, social issues, memories and hopes, and above all, a place to have fun. And, like the festival, the website will change and evolve. The Woodstock community will see right away that Woodstock.com is not only a place, it's a pathway for a fascinating journey."
"The original Woodstock festival shaped the musical and cultural values of a generation," said Adam Block, Senior Vice President and General Manager, Legacy Recordings, a division of Sony Music Entertainment. "We at Sony Music are grateful for the opportunity to partner with Woodstock Ventures in bringing the heritage and spirit of Woodstock Nation into the future."
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