LED ZEPPELIN's Most Profitable Songs In The Digital Age Are...

New list compiles on-line/streaming 'earnings' of Zep classics

January 10, 2019

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A common complaint of musicians, song writers, singers, etc. since music became available on-line through streaming, on-line sales/downloads, and on-demand sites, is the paltry amount of money paid to those artists by the various services. While there have been advances in their compensation rates, the consensus is that there is still a ways to go... However, there are bands and performers of such magnitude, that the sheer volume of on-line requests does add up to some impressive moolah. LED ZEPPELIN is certainly one of those bands who have seen some of their classic songs become good 'earners' in the digital age. A new list published in Billboard Magazine shares a list of 94 Led Zeppelin songs compiled by Nielsen Music that has enriched the Zep band members, "based on revenue generated by digital activity since the band's music first became available at download stores like iTunes and on-demand services like Spotify." (For this list, plays on YouTube were also included)  The data gathered by Nielsen computed online sales and on-demand streams of those Led Zeppelin songs from November 2007, when their catalog first became available on iTunes, through July 12, 2018, with streaming starting in December 2015. One thing about the list, is that it's not specified if the song is a studio or live recording, or outtake or alternate version. So...Zep's biggest earners? The number 1 song is 'Stairway To Heaven' ($2,903,223.42), followed by"Kashmir" ($1,421,130.32), "Immigrant Song" ($1,306,140.94) coming in at No. 3. "Black Dog"at number 4 ($1,167,232.19), with the Top 5 rounded out by "Whole Lotta Love" ($1,034,129.29). The remainder of the Top 10 Zeppelin songs are 6. "Ramble On" ($888,793.61)7. "Over the Hills and Far Away" ($757,125.57) 8. "Goin' to California" ($694,689.56) 9. "Rock n' Roll" ($636,985.97) 10. "D'yer Mak'er" ($553,459.73) Click on the Billboard Magazine link for the complete list! Rock ON! (digitally or otherwise)