Led Zeppelin In Talks to Stream Back Catalogue
Led Zeppelin are in talks with a number of
online streaming services in order to secure exclusive rights to
their entire back catalogue, reports the
New York Times.
Spotify, Rdio, Rhapsody and Deezer are among some of the
bigger names in talks with the band, who were notorious throughout
60s & 70s for their tenacious negotiation techniques.
However the battle to secure the soon-to-be mammoth remastered
back-catalogue will sure be a fiery one, especially when considered
the band's music would undoubtedly boost the subscriber base of
whoever lands the contract.
Led Zeppelin have sold more than 111 million
albums in the United States and according to the Recording Industry Association of
America the outfit moved roughly 840,000 units last year
A spokesmen for Warner Music Group said in a statement:
"We're excited about the opportunity to collaborate with Led
Zeppelin to activate streaming rights for their catalogue. 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."
The Beatles, Eagles,
AC/DC and Pink Floyd are among
some of the classic bands whose music largely remains absent from
the likes of Spotify. However, perhaps the move by Zeppelin will
bring about a change of heart for the aforementioned.
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