Sunday, October 21, 2007

Zeppelin: Coming to a Mobile Phone Near You.

I start this blog by blowing my own horn, sort of. Yesterday, on another blog I write, I made this observation:

Led Zeppelin... one of the last bands to make their back catalogue downloadable, this week announced that they would begin to do so.

Hopefully this means an end to those Kashmir polyphonic ring tones and we can get some real Zeppelin on our cell phones.

Today comes word that this is exactly what will happen:

Hot on the heels of the news that Led Zeppelin will make its vast music catalog available online, starting with an exclusive U.S. mobile agreement with Verizon Wireless, comes word that O2 has snagged the rights to offer the catalog to cell phone customers in Britain.

Like Verizon Wireless, O2 will offer Zeppelin ringtones and other mobile features. Customers who download Zeppelin ring tone will be entered into a drawing for one of six tickets the company is giving away to the sold-out show—one of the most highly anticipated rock concerts in years.

Move over Foo Fighters, my cell phone's getting A Whole Lotta Love.

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