Led Zeppelin Catalog Goes Digital
One of the last hold-outs in the world of digital downloads, on November 13th, Led Zeppelin will see their entire catalog become available on all the music download services -- such as iTunes ...
LED ZEPPELIN CATALOG GOES DIGITAL
On November 13th, music download services will begin to offer digital downloads of the music of Led Zeppelin. Music fans will have a chance to download entire albums, or individual tracks in an ala carte fashion -- individually -- on a track by track basis.
The albums being made available include:
- Led Zeppelin
"We are pleased that the complete Led Zeppelin catalog will now be available digitally," said Zeppelin's legendary guitarist, Jimmy Page. "The addition of the digital option will better enable fans to obtain our music in whichever manner that they prefer."
Led Zeppelin has sold 300 million albums worldwide.
The only remaining digital download hold-outs that have sold more albums in America than Led Zeppelin, have been 'The BEATLES' and 'Garth Brooks' -- who are number one and number two on the American all-time sales charts, respectively.
Led Zeppelin will offer their music to all the music download services, including the iTunes Music Store.
Also part of this deal is an extension with Warner/Chappell Music, for a ten year extension of the administration of their music catalog. This brings the band a sum of $60 million dollars.
Also, Jimmy Page has been telling the worldwide press in recent days that "I would be really surprised if there wasn't a new album around the corner."
"I just know the way we were. We're musicians, as we're playing we'll probably come up with all manner of things.
"And that will be fun. I mean, that's what it's all about."
Page said during an interview with JAM! SHOWBIZ Magazine:
"Let's do the 02 show, shall we? And then we'll speak to you afterward."
Led Zeppelin's last album of new material was 'In Through the Out Door', released in 1979.
John Paul Jones (nee Baldwin) has also hinted, along with Page that there might be something very special for fans to look forward to in 2008 -- a new album AND a tour, perhaps?!
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New York Times - Led Zeppelin to Make Its Songs Available Digitally (October 15, 2007)
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