Thursday, January 17, 2013


Led Zeppelin
Led Zeppelin is seeking to offer exclusive rights to an online subscription service for rights to stream the band’s material.

As reported by The New York Times, if the group reaches a deal, the effort could help legitimize the streaming subscription market, which has been slow to build a large customer base. Companies in consideration include Spotify, Rhapsody, Rdio and Deezer. The latter company was founded in France and is interested in establishing a presence in the American market.

“We’re excited about the opportunity to collaborate with Led Zeppelin to activate streaming rights for their catalog,” a spokesman for the Warner Music Group, the band’s longtime record label, said in a prepared statement. “We’re supportive of the band’s discussions with W.M.G.’s streaming service partners to create a window of exclusivity to maximize the impact of this launch.”

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