It’s been a long time since they rock and rolled: the last time Led Zeppelin played live was for a one-off reformation in December 2007, and since then hopes of further concerts featuring the surviving members of the band have ebbed away. However, they may be planning another live-related venture: a service for streaming recordings of concerts from the band’s archives.
The Music Network reports that Jimmy Page, Robert Plant and John Paul Jones have submitted a trademark filing to the US Patent and Trademark Office for ‘The Led Zeppelin Experience’, matching an existing trademark in the UK and Europe. While the report claims it was submitted this week, the online document shows a filing date of 2 November 2017. It covers merchandise, but also “live audio performances” and “providing non-downloadable prerecorded music on-line via a global computer network” – hence the leap to ‘Are Led Zeppelin launching a concert streaming service?’ It would be the biggest Led-Zep streaming news since 2013, when their back catalogue was added (with some fanfare) to Spotify after a lengthy streaming holdout. The band currently have 10.4 million monthly listeners on that service, making them the 211th most-popular artist on Spotify at the time of writing.