Ramble On–Verizon Wireless Snags Led Zep Exclusive

verizonacdc.jpgUnder a series of new agreements expected to be announced today, Led Zeppelin will make its songs available first as ringtones and similar mobile features starting this week in an exclusive deal with Verizon Wireless, The New York Times reports. Next month, on November 13th, music from their studio albums will become widely available on Verizon, iTunes and other digital music stores.

All of this is good timing for the group, given their recently announced reunion tour with the three surviving members along with original drummer John Bonham’s son Jason. As the article points out, this only leaves The Beatles and Garth Brooks as bigger-selling acts that still haven’t made their music available digitally.

This marks the second rock act coup for Verizon Wireless. A few months ago, the carrier signed AC/DC for an exclusive digital download deal. That agreement was much more far-reaching, as it prevents any other online music store from offering AC/DC’s music for the foreseeable future.

Led Zeppelin to Make Its Songs Available Digitally [NYT]