Web3-driven communities, an NFT drop for one of the biggest rock bands in history, and a songwriting camp in Miami Beach…
Led Zeppelin are launching an official profile on the social app while also making clips of their full catalogue available for TikTokers to create with.
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Led Zeppelin signed an exclusive streaming deal for their back catalogue with Spotify in December 2013, leaving not a whole lotta love (sorry) for rival streaming services. That relationship has since taken in the latest set of Led Zep remasters, and a tribute to ‘Led Zeppelin IV’ as part of Spotify’s Landmark series.
But yesterday, the band’s catalogue spread its wings and flew to other services: Deezer, Tidal and Rdio are among those to have announced that they have it. Deezer Elite and Tidal, obviously, have it at HD quality, with Led Zeppelin likely to figure prominently in both services’ efforts to court an audiophile audience. But it’s a good time to consider just how popular this kind of band are for a general streaming audience.
Spotify’s editorial team isn’t just working on playlists: it has also spawned the Landmark series of multimedia tributes to classic albums: Nirvana’s ‘In Utero’ and Nas’ ‘Illmatic’ so far. Now […]
“Bored of not being allowed to enjoy Radiohead and Led Zeppelin on the same premium/ad-supported music service?” asks the App Store listing for Blitzr Music, a new music discovery app […]
What seems like the umpteenth round of Led Zeppelin remasters are live and loud this month, including homepage promotion on Spotify for a playlist of the new deluxe editions of […]
By now, you won’t need us to just rehash the details of Spotify’s big announcement last night. Free ad-supported streaming through its smartphone and tablet apps; an exclusive deal with Led Zeppelin; significant global expansion from 35 countries to 55; and the ditching of its 10-hour monthly listening caps in the markets that still had them.
Coming just a week after Spotify unveiled a set of artist-focused initiatives including analytics and in-profile e-commerce, it represents a bold end to 2013 for the streaming service, as it gears up for well-funded competition in 2014. So what are the implications of last night’s announcements.