NEW YORK (CelebrityAccess MediaWire) — Woodstock Ventures and Sony Music Entertainment have joined forces to create Woodstock.com, a revolutionary destination website for live music fans from every generation. A new social networking website devoted to the live music community, Woodstock.com debuted to artists, fans, music lovers and websurfers everywhere on Monday, June 1, and continues to grow.
40 years after the original Woodstock Festival drew a half a million music fans to upstate New York for four days of peace, love and understanding, Woodstock.com, the official website for the Woodstock community, is keeping those ideals alive 24-7 in a vital new online social networking community.
Utilizing a clean and user-friendly aesthetic and interface, Woodstock.com is compatible with other online social networking sites and offers fans the opportunity to create their own Woodstock.com profile pages.
With information on more than 130,000 events and more than 20,000 pieces of content on-hand at launch, Woodstock.com is the web's most comprehensive live music community site, offering fans the inside story on local and national concerts, access to ticketing, artist's forums, and the unique ability to connect with other fans, compare and review their concert experiences, rate bands and concerts, post their own photos from live events they've attended and much more.
Woodstock.com offers a platform where fans can share their experiences from all of the Woodstock Festivals ('69,'94 & '99) in addition to other live concert events. Woodstock.com is also premiering 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 will present forums to discuss environmental initiatives, social issues, and other current topics relevant to the Woodstock community. 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.
The site will be the ultimate source for all things Woodstock — exclusive interviews, guest editors, previously unreleased artifacts, 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.
"Three pillars of the Woodstock Music and Art Fair, live music, community involvement and social awareness, will define the Woodstock Nation on a new frontier as the promoters of that pivotal event in Aug. 1969 set out to bring their vision of the world to cyberspace," wrote John W. Barry in his article on the site appearing in the Poughkeepsie Journal/Associated Press.
Woodstock.com has been 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 40(th) anniversary of the 1969 Woodstock Festival, the historic weekend that showed the world how the youth of America could unite in peace and music. That spirit lives on at Woodstock.com, the ultimate Woodstock destination for the 21st century.
Legacy Recordings has also released five double-CD packages celebrating the legends of Woodstock. Each eco-friendly, all-paper package will feature the remastered original album in an LP replica sleeve, alongside a second CD which features the artist's complete Woodstock performance, all with previously unreleased tracks! Each title will be an individually-numbered collectors edition, featuring a 16 x 24" poster of the artist captured in performance at Woodstock in 1969. –by CelebrityAccess Staff Writers