Pay close attention because this is a bit confusing: Last week, we reported that AC Entertainment was rebranding and renaming its annual Moogfest as Mountain Oasis Electronic Music Summit, citing Moog Music Inc.’s decision not to re-license the Moogfest name. That’s because, as we just learned today, Moog Music Inc. has its own plans to stage Moogfest in 2013.
As a press release explains, “Moogfest was founded in 2004 by Moog Music Inc. in honor of the company’s founder and the man whose name the festival bears, Dr. Bob Moog. Moog Music is excited to work closely with The Bob Moog Foundation, the City of Asheville, our fans and partners to make Moogfest 2013 a dynamic celebration of the innovative spirit of Bob Moog…. Moogfest 2013 will honor Bob’s passion for new ideas, technical curiosity and of course will support boundary pushing musical artists.”
Emily Parker, Sr. Marketing and Brand Manager, Moog Music Inc., said in her own statement: “The way we design and build synthesizers is the way we approach Moogfest- stay focused on the future, while respecting and honoring the past… Music is our business, along with user experience and innovation. Moogfest 2013 will bring all of these aspects of Moog to the forefront.”
Additional information for Moogfest 2013 is forthcoming; however, the press release adds, “Asheville will always be the home of Moogfest.”