Wolfgang's Vault

  1. Music Vault Releases Treasure Trove of Archived Concert Footage to YouTube

    July 08, 2014 10:27 AM EDT Today, online concert footage archive Music Vault is releasing 17,318 videos on its YouTube , give or take a few. "There are probably a couple that will fall out because we still need to go through and scrub for quality," says Bill Sa ...

  2. SXSW Panel Tackles Questions, Perils of Royalty Contracts

    March 14, 2012 7:57 PM EDT Are any bands earning any money from the digital music biz? Only some are. So why isn't the rest being gobbled up by artists? Read All of Our SXSW Coverage Right Here That question and the perils of royalty contracts were addressed at this pa ...

  3. Billboard FutureSound: NMPA, Muve, SoundExchange, More Talk the Challenges of Music Licensing in the Digital Age

    November 18, 2011 5:34 PM EST President/CEO of NMPA David Israelite, SVP of Muve Music Jeff Toig, SVP of Business Affairs & Business Development of Music Reports Les Watkins, CEO of Wolfgang's Vault Bill Sagan, and FutureSound's Antony Bruno (Photo: Arnold Turner ...

  4. Billboard FutureSound Conference 2011 Hub

    November 17, 2011 12:00 AM EST November 21, 2011 | Photos Backbeat: Billboard FutureSound With Songkick, Topspin, Myxer, Gracenote and More Billboard's inaugural FutureSound Conference, held in San Francisco late last week, was a complete success by any measure -- Island D ...

  5. Are We in a New Age of Licensing?

    October 24, 2011 4:37 PM EDT Something great has happened in 2011. After almost stagnating in the last half of the 2000s, digital music is once again a hotbed of ideas, investment and consumer interest. A new crop of entrepreneurs is working with new technologies - such as sm ...

  6. Billboard FutureSound Update: More Speakers, Topics Confirmed

    September 28, 2011 1:32 PM EDT There are a lot of music-industry conferences these days, but we're aiming to do something really different with Billboard's inaugural FutureSound Conference , taking place Nov. 17-18 in San Francisco. This conference is designed to driv ...

  7. Business Matters: Tasti D-Lite and Foursquare, One Year Later

    April 28, 2011 6:15 PM EDT Tasti D-Lite and Foursquare: One Year Later -- Frozen yogurt chain Tasti D-Lite has learned a thing or two about its Foursquare users over the last year: Users are younger, spend less and visit more often, says social technology officer B.J. Emers ...

  8. Publishing Briefs: ASCAP, Rod Stewart, RightsFlow, Wolfgang's Vault, Imagem Music and more

    March 03, 2011 5:15 PM EST -- ASCAP will honor Rod Stewart at its 28th Annual Pop Music Awards, to be held April 27 at the Renaissance Hollywood Hotel in Los Angeles. Stewart will be presented with the ASCAP Founders Award at the invitation-only gala, which will also honor ...

  9. Biz Matters: The Headphone Gold Rush Is On, Skullcandy Files IPO

    February 15, 2011 4:05 PM EST The Great Headphone Gold Rush Is On, Skullcandy Files IPO -- Headphone manufacturer Skullcandy has filed for an initial public offering , signaling a strong belief in the increasingly crowded high-end headphone market. The company says it plans on ...

  10. The Billboard.biz Q&A: Wolfgang's Vault COO Eric Johnson on Paste Acquisition

    January 28, 2011 7:58 PM EST Wolfgang's Vault acquired music magazine Paste last week, adding another editorial layer to the San Francisco-based company's business. The Georgia-based magazine had ceased production of physical copies last year and switched its emphas ...

  11. Wolfgang's Vault Buys Paste Magazine

    January 25, 2011 3:51 PM EST Wolfgang's Vault announced today it acquired Paste Magazine, which is planning to relaunch a new digital subscription version of the magazine this March to coincide with the SXSW music conference. CEO of Wolfgang's Vault, Bill Sagan, sai ...

  12. Sonos Signs Up Spotify

    September 02, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Sonos will release a free software update later this month that will enable users of the multi-room wireless music system to stream songs via Spotify. Spotify will be available for Sonos in Finland, France, the Netherlands, Norway, Spain, Sweden a ...

  13. Business Matters: Terra Firma, 'Glee,' Wolfgang's Vault and more

    May 28, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Follow Glenn Peoples on Twitter or e-mail him at gpeoples AT billboard.com. -- A source close to Kohlberg Kravis & Roberts (KKR) denied to the Financial Times the buyout firm has been in talks with Terra Firma . “There are no discussions betwe ...

  14. Business Matters: EMI, Comcast, John Taylor, Wolfgang's Vault

    November 17, 2009 12:00 AM EST Business Matters is a daily column that offers insight, analysis and opinion on the day's news. -- More on EMI 's debt with Citi : The Financial Times reports Terra Firma has written down its investment in EMI by 90%. "Mr Hands want ...

  15. Business Matters: ASCAP, Spotify, Wolfgang's Vault

    October 15, 2009 12:00 AM EDT -- In a summary judgment that is part of a larger case between ASCAP and mobile carriers, a federal court said ringtones played in public do not constitute public performances and therefore are not due performance royalties. The judgement states & ...

  16. Santana, The Doors Reach Tentative Settlement With Wolfgang's Vault

    August 26, 2008 12:00 AM EDT A tentative settlement has been reached in a two-year-old case involving some classic rock acts against Wolfgang's Vault, which sells memorabilia and streams concert footage online. Sony BMG Music Entertainment, BMG Music, Arista Records, San ...

  17. No New Hendrix Just Yet On Wolfgang's Vault

    June 10, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Universal Music Enterprises (UME) says there are no plans to release Jimi Hendrix archival material as part of a recent agreement with Wolfgang's Vault to sell vintage live performance downloads on the latter Web site. As reported last week , ...

  18. Wolfgang's Vault Opens For Downloading

    June 03, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Through a new arrangement between Wolfgang's Vault and Universal Music Group, vintage concert recordings from such acts as Lynyrd Skynyrd, Bob Marley and Jimi Hendrix will soon join the nearly 500 recordings already available for download pur ...

  19. Report: Grateful Dead Wins Dismissal Of Archive's Claims

    October 18, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Led Zeppelin, the Grateful Dead, the Doors and other musicians won the dismissal of most claims filed by rock archive Web site Wolfgang's Vault, according to Bloomberg.com . In December, the musicians sued Wolfgang's Vault claiming that ...

  20. Wolfgang's Vault Files Countersuit Over Archives

    March 05, 2007 12:00 AM EST A rock archive Web site is fighting back against a copyright lawsuit brought by some of music's most notable classic rock acts, dragging two major record labels into the battle. In December, Led Zeppelin, the Grateful Dead, Santana and the Do ...

  21. Led Zeppelin, Doors Members Sue Wolfgang’s Vault

    December 18, 2006 12:00 AM EST Some of rock 'n' roll's biggest names have teamed up to sue the owner of a Web site that specializes in streaming rare concert recordings. Wolfgang's Vault offers thousands of recordings of rare audio and video music performanc ...

  22. RETAIL TRACK: COLD FEET AND BIGGER FOOLS

    November 25, 2006 12:00 AM EST Now that it's a moot point, it looks like Trans World Entertainment, rather than a consortium of buyers led by liquidator Great American, should have won the auction for Tower Records. Nearly a month Now that it's a moot point, it looks ...

  23. RETAIL TRACK: COLD FEET AND BIGGER FOOLS

    November 25, 2006 12:00 AM EST Now that it's a moot point, it looks like Trans World Entertainment, rather than a consortium of buyers led by liquidator Great American, should have won the auction for Tower Records. Nearly a month Now that it's a moot point, it looks ...

  24. RETAIL TRACK: COLD FEET AND BIGGER FOOLS

    November 25, 2006 12:00 AM EST Now that it's a moot point, it looks like Trans World Entertainment, rather than a consortium of buyers led by liquidator Great American, should have won the auction for Tower Records. Nearly a month Now that it's a moot point, it looks ...

  25. RETAIL TRACK: COLD FEET AND BIGGER FOOLS

    November 25, 2006 12:00 AM EST Now that it's a moot point, it looks like Trans World Entertainment, rather than a consortium of buyers led by liquidator Great American, should have won the auction for Tower Records. Nearly a month Now that it's a moot point, it looks ...

  26. Norton LLC Acquires Tower.com

    October 12, 2006 12:00 AM EDT $3.8 million deal made during auction. Entrepreneur Bill Sagan and his Wolfgang’s Vault Web site, operating under the name Norton LLC, will acquire the Tower.com online store and other assets from the retailer. A Chapter 11 auction recently liquid ...

  27. Vintage Bill Graham Archives To Hit Internet

    February 07, 2006 12:00 AM EST Wolfgang's Vault Radio to bow Feb. 8. A wealth of vintage performances from some of rock's biggest legends will hit the Internet "airwaves" tomorrow via Wolfgang's Vault. The rock memorabilia site's Vault Radio will b ...

  28. Vintage Bill Graham Archives To Hit Internet

    February 07, 2006 12:00 AM EST A wealth of vintage performances from some of rock's biggest legends will hit the Internet "airwaves" tomorrow via Wolfgang's Vault. The rock memorabilia site's Vault Radio will bow at 10 a.m. PST. A wealth of vintage perf ...

  29. The Music Industry Reponds To Katrina

    September 06, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Updated: Friday, Sept. 16. While the devastating impact from Hurricane Katrina is still being assessed, the music industry continues to respond with a variety of donations, charitable events and assistance. Here is a short list of Web sites where ...