About The Principals
Zach Bair is the founder and originator of the RockHouse Live brand, which he originally conceptualized in Dallas, in 2005, and opened in 2006. He serves as president and CEO of VNUE, Inc., and of DiscLive Network/RockHouse Live Media Productions, Inc., and is lifelong tech and music entrepreneur, as well as a musician, and a recognized expert and speaker in new media and revenue streams in the music business. He is an accomplished audio and video producer, and is a voting member of the Recording Academy (the Grammys). He is the founder and former CEO and chairman of Immediatek, Inc. (IMKI), a high-tech company he took public, and prior to that, founder and former CEO/CTO of Voyence, which raised over $12m in venture capital during it’s first round, and went on to sell to EMC Corp. He serves as managing member of RockHouse Live International.
Bair is widely known for implementing and commercializing the “instant media” business model, acquiring pioneer DiscLive, and engaging the Pixies on the first tour that grossed more than $500K in revenue in just a few weeks. Bair spearheaded acquisitions which included Moving Records, a competitor, as well as numerous other companies and technologies.
Bair and his board of directors sold Immediatek to Mark Cuban, of “Shark Tank” fame, after achieving multiple successes in the immediate live and technology space, and bair retained the right to continue the DiscLive model.
Bair aligned RockHouse Live Media Productions with EMI Music, under the Abbey Road Live name, and upon Universal’s acquisition of EMI, Bair rebranded the live operation “DiscLive Network,” to emphasize his team’s identy of pioneering the space, the brand strength and the trust of the DiscLive brand.
Bair has produced live content for such artists as Slash, Peter Frampton, REO Speedwagon, Seether, Blondie, DEVO, Simple Minds, Rob Thomas, and many others, in the US, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Europe, the UK and Japan.
Well-known entrepreneur Jock Weaver founded and serves as chairman of Heritage Trust Company, a private equity firm that provides advisory services to growing businesses, and can efficiently access debt and equity capital. Mr. Weaver is the youngest person in history to list a company on the London Stock Exchange and the American Stock Exchange. He has over 35 years’ business experience in mergers, acquisitions, and the development of growth companies on an international basis. He serves and executive advisor to Zach Bair, at VNUE, Inc., and is Bair’s Partner in RockHouse Live.
Mr. Weaver served as president of Hard Rock Cafe International, an English public company that had operations in London, New York, Dallas, Stockholm, Tokyo, Reykjavik, Cancun, Boston, and Washington, D.C., and whose securities traded on the London Stock Exchange and the American Stock Exchange. Weaver has a long and well established history of asset acquisition, value enhancement, and monetization: In addition to building Hard Rock Café into the world’s largest experiential music themed restaurant company, he also founded TBA Entertainment, enhanced values, grew it to one of the nation’s larger producers of live events and experiential marketing programs, and ultimately sold it to a group led by Whitney Capital; he acquired The Village at Breckenridge in Breckenridge Colorado, enhanced values, and sold it to Vail Resorts which went on to become the world’s largest ski company; he acquired Irvine Meadows Amphitheatre, enhanced values, and sold it to a group that ultimately became a part of Live Nation the world’s largest venue owner and operator.
Mr. Weaver serves as chairman of Heritage Plantation Company, a private, family-owned land holding company established in 1826. Mr. Weaver also serves as chairman of Heritage Plantation Foundation, a private not-for-profit charitable trust. Mr. Weaver graduated from the University of Tennessee’s College of Business with a major in banking and finance, and he served as senior vice president, First National Bank, Jackson, Tennessee, managing commercial lending operations for the West Tennessee regional bank.