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To recognize the life achievements of one of music's most versatile Composers, Publisher, Producer, Manager, & Promoter

For Artie Kornfeld, Woodstock wasn't a matter of building stages, signing acts or even selling tickets. For him, the festival was always a state of mind, a happening that would exemplify the generation.

Artie Kornfeld who was the Creator and Promoter of the 1969 Woodstock Music and Arts Fair Festival "The Greatest Peaceful Event Of All Time"

Artie is the only person in the music industry to reach the top as a Writer, Producer, Publisher, Recording Artist, Label owner and Vice President of artists at 3 major labels and the first vice president of Rock Music in the music industry ever.

CREATOR & PROMOTER OF THE “WOODSTOCK MUSIC & ART FAIR" 1969

110 Platinum Albums
First Vice President of Rock Music at Capitol Records (or any label)

40 + years experience: Composer, publisher, producer, manager and promoter of over 100 Platinum projects

Four BMI Million Performance Awards and Eight BMI Awards as a Writer & Publisher

Listed in the top 20 of top Jewish people in the music business.

Wrote the hit songs - The Pied Piper, Dead Man's Curve, The Rain the Park and Other Things and managed and produced Survivor to #1 with Eye of the Tiger etc

First to use the term Woodstock nation

Since 1969 Artie has done over 5,000 Radio & TV Interviews

Brill Building

To most passers-by, the office building at 1619 Broadway in New York is little more than a piece of expensive Manhattan real estate. But to fans of post-Elvis, pre-Beatles pop music, the BRILL BUILDING is a Temple -- in more ways than one.

From the late 1950’s through the early 1960’s, the BRILL BUILDING (and its lesser-known cousin across the street at 1650) housed publishing companies that employed the era’s best-known songwriters. Almost all of those songwriters were Jewish, including such pop legends as Carole KING & Gerry GOFFIN, Burt BACHARACH & Hal DAVID, Ellie GREENWICH & Jeff BARRY, Neil SEDAKA & Howie GREENFIELD, Barry MANN & Cynthia WEIL, Jerry LEIBER & Mike STOLLER, and Doc POMUS & Mort SHUMAN.

That’s not even including prominent producers and music-biz figures of the time, such as Don KIRSHNER, Artie KORNFELD and Phil SPECTOR. Between them, these gifted tunesmiths were responsible for the hits that define America’s last era of innocence, including:

"Will You Love Me Tomorrow?",
"You’ve Lost that Lovin’ Feeling",
“I Adore him”
“Tonight your gonna fall in love with me”
"What The World Needs Now (Is Love)"
"Breaking Up Is Hard to Do",
"Be My Baby",
"Walk On By",
"I’m A Believer",
"Leader of the Pack", and countless more...

Top 20 Jewish Music Businessman - http://www.jewishbiography.com/biographies/list-of-jews/jewish-music-businessmen/index.html

website: www.artiekornfeld-woodstock.com

Solely responsible for the historic record & Warner Brothers movie contracts

Hired Micheal Wadleigh to film the 1970 Academy Award winning movie.

Known world wide as “The Father of Woodstock” the name given to him by the Woodstock Preservation Alliance.

Composer, Publisher, Producer, Manager, & Promoter

First Vice President of Rock Music at Capitol Records (or any label)

Summary of 40 + years experience:

Composer, publisher, producer, manager and promoter of over 100 Platinum projects
Four BMI Million Performance Awards
Eight BMI Awards as a Writer & Publisher
As A&R VP (3 major labels) and as an Independent Producer played a major role in the
“top of the charts” success of some of the top rock artists of all time.
Manager and Creative Director of the band “Survivor”
Took unknown band to the top selling single of all time “Eye of the Tiger”
Co-Producer & Manager with Don Rubin of the band “Felony”
who’s #1 alternative record & Top 30 hit single and # 1 dance record in the U.S.
“The Fanatic” & thru Artie’s guidance to the late Rick Carroll (KROQ) which led to the explosion of alternative music & radio.

Consultant to, & protégée of his industry mentor, icon Charles Koppleman EMI (7 yr