After years of refusal, Led Zeppelin has signed a contract that allows their songs to be streamed on the music sharing service, Spotify.
According to Rolling Stone, Spotify’s Daniel Ek made the announcement today (December 11) during a press conference held in New York City, where it was revealed that Zeppelin’s catalog would be released to the service in phases throughout this week.
Beginning today, Led Zeppelin and Led Zeppelin II will be available, while tomorrow marks the additions of Led Zeppelin III and Untitled fourth album. This weekend will bring House of the Holy and Physical Graffiti (Friday), Presence and In Through the Out Door (Saturday) and finally, The Song Remains the Same, Coda, BBC Sessions, How the West was Won, Mothership and Celebration Day (Sunday).
Led Zeppelin’s music first appeared on iTunes in 2007, but since that time, the band has been seemingly reluctant to release their discography to other digital services.
Classic Rockers such as AC/DC, Bob Seger and the Beatles continue to be absent from Spotify, Rolling Stone reports.
In other news, Led Zeppelin is gearing up for the release of a career-spanning box set, which Jimmy Page has teased will include some rare and never-before-heard material from the band. The set is rumored to be out sometime in 2014.
Additionally, the band’s recent live album Celebration Day, which captures Zeppelin's 2007 reunion performance at London’s O2 Arena, recently snagged a Grammy nomination for Best Rock Album, as well as one for Best Rock Performance for the version of "Kashmir" that appears on the LP.
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