EXCLUSIVE: Led Zeppelin may be working on an online streaming service for its live recordings


Led Zeppelin is planning to develop a way to stream recordings of the band’s live shows online for fans to listen to and watch, a trademark filing by the band’s lawyers suggests.

A trademark filing submitted to the United States Patent and Trademark Office this week and seen by LedZepNews states that the band wants to trademark the term “The Led Zeppelin Experience” for the purpose of “providing non-downloadable prerecorded music on-line via a global computer network.”

The trademark filing specifically refers to live audio recordings, not studio albums, indicating that the band is exploring the idea of releasing live shows online for fans to stream.

The filing comes after Jimmy Page said in an interview in February that he had plans to continue releasing Led Zeppelin material over the next 10 years.

“There’s a lot of stuff to come out, a number of releases,” Page told Planet Rock Magazine. “I’d like to say that they’ll be coming out over the next 10 years. There’s more to come for sure.”

It’s common for companies to file trademark and patent applications for various ideas that never result in a finished product, but Led Zeppelin appears to be very serious about “The Led Zeppelin Experience.”

LedZepNews reported in April that the band has already trademarked the phrase in the UK and Europe, but its application in the US was provisionally rejected. The band then hired a new, US-headquartered company which submitted new information about Led Zeppelin’s plans for the trademark.

The patent includes some similar phrases to a filing earlier this year for a streaming service for Prince’s music. That filing in the UK sought to trademark “Paisley Park” for the purpose of “providing non-downloadable prerecorded music” online, just like the Led Zeppelin filing.

The new filing includes the following description of the areas that the band wishes to trademark “The Led Zeppelin Experience” under:

“Entertainment services, namely, live audio performances by musical groups, live musical performances, live visual and audio performances by a musical group, live vocal performances by musical bands, theatrical and concert production; musical entertainment services, namely, recording, production and post-production services in the field of music, presenting live musical performances, providing non-downloadable prerecorded music on-line via a global computer network, providing live vocal performances by musical bands; publication of printed matter; production and distribution of television shows, motion picture films, video recordings and audio recordings.”

The band has also asked to trademark that phrase for the production of branded clothing, specifically “t-shirts, jackets, pants, underwear, sweaters, shirts, ties, skirts, socks, scarves, shorts, dresses, belts; headgear, namely, hats and caps; footwear.”

Jason Bonham was asked to change the name of his band

Jason Bonham, the son of Led Zeppelin drummer John Bonham, revealed in February that he was asked to change the name of his band because Led Zeppelin wants to use “The Led Zeppelin Experience” for a future project.

Bonham was interviewed by KSHE 95 which asked him why he changed his band name from “Jason Bonham’s Led Zeppelin Experience” to “Jason Bonham’s Led Zeppelin Evening.”

“They have plans for the terminology, Led Zeppelin Experience. And I was like, ‘Um, okay, but I need to keep the logo, JBLZE.’ One, I have the tag on my car, and two, I have a huge backdrop that I paid for last year. For me it’s about the music. So the name of it — I just wanted to keep the logo. So I said, ‘I got it. Jason Bonham’s Led Zeppelin Evening.’ I don’t know what they have planned, but I said, ‘Okay, I will clear the way so they can do what they wish.'”

Bonham used the band name “Jason Bonham’s Led Zeppelin Experience” since forming his band in 2010, but changed it in December for his tour with Foreigner and Whitesnake.

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11 Comments on "EXCLUSIVE: Led Zeppelin may be working on an online streaming service for its live recordings"

  1. Seems as if Page and Plant, will go to their grave while the phrase Led Zeppelin will still be hovering amongst the masses! When at the end of the day, Jones is a satisfied man.
    And John Bonham rolls in his grave! So long as the individuals are above ground, the state of music is sound.

  2. too early to tell how I feel about this? It’s a case of going to see how it turns out. But I am really happy to think about live Zep in whatever format. Long live Live Zep
    As for JBLZE, I am really glad he found a solution and equally glad he changed the name. Sorry Jason but I don’t feel like I having a Led Zep experience seeing the band, because it is NOT Led Zep. Now however, I do like the idea that seeing you and your band on whatever evening it is, it is an evening of Jason Bonham Zep. So win win for you and your “uncles”.

  3. I applaud Jason in his demonstration of cooperation with The members of Led Zeppelin;he always seems to be very graceful in his dealings with the band ,a true gentleman.
    I hope to spend an evening seeing your show and of course The great Forerigner and White Snake Bands!

  4. I think it is a win-win for both Led Zeppelin and Jason Bonham he gets to continue playing music using his logo. And we get to see whatever it is it Led Zeppelin comes up with it’s exciting to know that they’re going to put some things out for the fans . Rock on Led Zeppelin ?

  5. Page thinks he’ll be around another 10 years. Quite the optimist. Then again lots of money buys you lots of medical intervention. I am looking forward to some good quality live releases.

  6. I am smiling from ear-to- ear. Finally the band gets what’s owed to them and I don’t have to listen to those old bootlegs anymore Jimmy’s going to go in there clean all that up and it’s going to sound great in a nice tight package I can’t wait. I just wish you would have thought about this earlier on like in early 80s or something. Better late than never. I would also like to commend Jason what a Class Act.

  7. This is so bad@ss. I’ve recently got into the live Zepp bootlegs, and absolutely fell in love with their work all over again. I was amazed at what a cult following Led Zeppelin has for their live work. Many people have been talking about Jimmy needing to release their live work, and how great it would be… And how it would introduce new people to such amazing music all over again.

    This made my day.

    Zeppelin is the G.O.A.T.

  8. Davis, funny I had a similar thought. Page “thinks” he will be putting out product up to his 84th.? Really? It’s not just death that worries me, what about just plain old age issues? hearing,eyesight, memory. Even if Page were to be around there are plenty of concerns at his age. As it is, how frustrating for us fans, to be deprived of who knows what. We can’t get every bootleg ya know? I am glad Jimmy is a healthy 74 but I sure hope he pushes this out sooner than later. As it is, he’s “retired” from live playing -based on no solo/group performances in years, so let’s hope he can give us stuff to listen to via the web

  9. perhaps he should release live recordings so we CAN download them,they/he still makes money,but do they really need the money?give the profits to charity……fat chance

  10. Warren Warshaw | 1st October 2018 at 8:09 pm | Reply

    There’s a Zeppelin tribute band called Hammer Of The Gods and they apparently own the http://www.ledzeppelinexperience.com website. Interesting how this will turn out, as I would imagine that this new streaming site would want that website name. In addition, http://www.theledzeppelinexperience.com is apparently owned by another Zeppelin tribute band, No Quarter.

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