Spotify is spreading some Christmas cheer a little early this year with their newest announcement welcoming Led Zeppelin’s iconic music to their vast, public library.
The exciting news was first announced Dec. 11 by Spotify’s Daniel Ek at a press conference in New York City.
This is huge news for classic music junkies considering they’re one of the last major bands to agree to streaming services. Zeppelin released their catalog to iTunes in 2007 and have been diligently holding on tight to their rights through song streaming.
The Led Zeppelin release commenced two days ago and will continue through Dec. 15th. The 15th is is devoted to six album stream drops: The Song Remains the Same, Coda, BBC Sessions, How the West Was Won, Mothershipand Celebration Day.
Along with the Zeppelin streaming news, it was also announced that mobile devices will now have a free streaming option just like desktop users do in hopes of extending the site’s musical impact as well as usage.
Don’t have a tablet or iPad? Ask for one for Christmas because Spotify is now allowing its users (with a tablet computer) to listen to music on demand for free. That means all those personal playlists and favorites can be taken with you and listened to everywhere.
On cell phones, free users can listen in shuffle mode to their playlists and to songs by any artist available in the Spotify library. The only difference between paying users and free users is that subscribes can listen without shuffling. Not a bad deal at all.
Hey Christmas, thanks for coming early.
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