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Michael Lang was born on the 11th December 1944 in Brooklyn, New York City, USA of Jewish origin and is a rock concert promoter, producer and artistic entrepreneur. His name is historically linked to the Woodstock Festival, of which he was the creator and executive producer. Lang has been active in the entertainment industry since 1968.

How much is the net worth of Michael Lang? It has been estimated by authoritative sources that the overall size of his wealth is as much as $10 million, as of the data presented in the middle of 2017. Entertainment industry is the main source of Lang net worth.

Michael Lang Net Worth $10 Million

To begin with, the boy was raised in Brooklyn. He entered New York University yet dropped out in 1967 and moved to Coconut Grove, a suburb of Miami, Florida. There he opened a 1960s counterculture shop with decorations, magazines, books, records and everything that belonged to hippie culture.

In the middle of 1968, after promoting some concerts in the Miami area, he created the Miami Pop Festival, the largest at that time, which took 80,000 people to Hallandale Beach to watch the acts like Jimi Hendrix, Steppenwolf and The Mothers of Invention. In August 1969, he organized the legendary Woodstock Festival with Artie Kornfeld in order to finance not only the social movements of that time, but also his recording studio MediaSounds. Michael subsequently appeared in many scenes of the documentary film “Woodstock – Three Days of Peace, Love and Music” which won an Academy Award in 1970. Lang also produced the festivals including Woodstock ’94 with partners Roberts, Rosenman and co-producer John Scher as well as Woodstock ’99 alongside John Scher and Ossie Kilkenny. His net worth certainly benefited.

Lang was associate producer of the movie directed by Wes Anderson “Bottle Rocket” (1996). He also owned and ran Just Sunshine Records, which produced and published over 40 music albums of artists like Billy Joel, Mississippi Fred McDowell and Betty Davis. Lang has also been the manager of many successful international artists, including Joe Cocker, Rickie Lee Jones, Willy DeVille, Tarkan and the Spanish group El Último de la Fila. Today the Michael Lang organization takes over the organization of music concerts worldwide. The MLO collaborated with such celebrities as Britney Spears, Snoop Dogg, Shakira and Madonna. The organization had contracts with such artists as Bruce Springsteen, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Alicia Keys, Christina Aguilera and many others. In 2009, the Woodstock Ventures Inc. (Michael Lang, Joel Rosenman and John P. Roberts) formed a joint venture with Sony Music Entertainment and launched Woodstock’s website, which tells the history of the original Woodstock Festival, and serves as a social network of live music. In Ang Lee’s film “Taking Woodstock” (2009), Michael is played by the actor Jonathan Groff.

All the above mentioned engagements have added sums to the total size of Michael Lang net worth, and more may follow as he is reputedly planning a 50th Anniversary – Woodstock in 2019.

Finally, in the personal life of Lang, he is possibly single, but has two daughters, mother(s) unknown. He does not reveal much about his private life.

Quick Facts

Birth date: December 11, 1944
Birth place: Brooklyn, New York City, USA
Profession:Musical concert promoter, record executive, music producer, artistic manager, co-creator of the Woodstock Music & Art Festival
Education:New York University
Nationality:American
Children:LariAnn Lang, Shala Lang
Awards:Academy Award (1970), Grammy Award for Best Historical Album
Record labels:Just Sunshine Records, Sony Music Entertainment, PW Production LL
Movies:Bottle Rocket (1996), Taking Woodstock (2009), Saint Misbehavin': The Wavy Gravy Movie (2009), Gimme Shelter (1970)
TV shows:Woodstock : 3 Days of Peace & Music (1969), Rob & Big (2008), MTV's Ultimate Parkour Challenge (2009), CMT Music Awards (2011), Buckwild (2013), Love & Hip Hop: Hollywood (TV Series (TV Series), 2015), Woodstock festival - 50th anniversary concert (2019)
Albums:Liveshow Xuan 2016 (2016), The Best Of Michael Lang (2015)
Books:The Road to Woodstock (2009 (2009), co-author Holly George Warren), The Hidden Jewish History of Woodstock (InterfaithFamily (InterfaithFamily), Aug 19, 2009)
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Interesting Facts

#Fact
1Has 5 children including identical twin girls, LariAnn Lang & Shala Lang.
2Produced the first two Woodstock festivals with John Roberts, Joel Rosenman and Arthur Kornfield
3Co-promoter of the Woodstock '99 festival.


Nominated Awards

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2010EmmyNews & Documentary Emmy AwardsOutstanding Arts & Culture ProgrammingWoodstock: Now & Then (2009)· Barbara Kopple (producer/director)
· Julian Hobbs (executive producer)
· Brad Abramson (executive producer)
· Stephen Mintz (executive producer)
· Jeff Olde (executive producer)
· Shelly Tatro (executive producer)
· Suzanne Mitchell (producer)


Filmography

Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Woodstock: Now & Then2009TV Movie documentary executive producer
Baptism of Solitude: A Tribute to Paul Bowles2001Short executive producer
Bottle Rocket1996associate producer
Woodstock: The Lost Performances1990Video documentary executive producer

Miscellaneous

Miscellaneous

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Hippies2007TV Movie documentary archive source

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Peace, Love and Cinema2009Documentary short thanks
Woodstock1970Documentary acknowledgment: The Woodstock Music and Art Fair, Bethel, N.Y. was presented by - as Michael Lang - Executive Producer

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
On the Sly: In Search of the Family Stone2017DocumentaryHimself
American Masters2013TV Series documentaryHimself, festival promoter
Hendrix 70: Live at Woodstock2012DocumentaryHimself
Sid Bernstein Presents...2010Documentary
Peace, Love and Cinema2009Documentary shortHimself
Woodstock: Now & Then2009TV Movie documentaryHimself
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon2009TV SeriesHimself
Woodstock - Wie der Mythos entstand2009TV Movie documentaryHimself
TV Land Confidential2007TV Series documentaryHimself - Interviewee
Hippies2007TV Movie documentaryHimself
Treasures of the Academy: Woodstock- The Reunion2006TV SeriesHimself
Blood on the Carpet2001TV Series documentaryHimself
My Generation2000DocumentaryHimself
Behind the Music1999TV Series documentaryHimself
The History of Rock 'n' Roll1995TV Series documentaryHimself
Woodstock Diary1994TV Movie documentaryHimself
Gimme Shelter1970DocumentaryHimself - Concert Organizer (uncredited)
Woodstock1970DocumentaryHimself - Executive Producer of Woodstock Festival (uncredited)

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Sixties2014TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself - Concert promoter

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