Whilst most modern musicians can’t wait to put their material out there on the internet in the hopes of picking up a few new fans, there are still a few old-school music legends that have steadfastly refused to give in to digital whims. This week, one of the most famous of these old stalwarts has finally joined in the music streaming game- Spotify have signed a deal with none other than Led Zeppelin.
The announcement was made by Spotify CEO Daniel Ek, who excitedly announced that he couldn’t wait “to get the Led out.” The deal signed between the legendary rock band and the streaming site is the culmination of almost a year’s worth of competition between Spotify and a host of other online music services. The deal with Led Zeppelin is so notable because of the band’s reluctance to license its music to streaming, or indeed to other media outlets.
It’s been a good week for Spotify on the whole; the revelation that Led Zeppelin will be joining their stream comes at the same time as another 20 streaming markets. This week, Spotify have opened access to their site to another 20 countries, bringing their total global market up to 55 nations