It’s Official: Spotify Is Getting The Led Out

first_imgSpotify, a premiere internet music streaming service, has just finalized a deal with rock and roll giants, Led Zeppelin, allowing the website to provide paying members with digital, on demand access to the full Zeppelin catalog.The legendary @LedZeppelin is here! Stream the albums as they’re released this week, #OnlyOnSpotify #StreamZeppelin— Spotify (@Spotify) December 11, 2013Led Zeppelin has been incredibly reluctant to share the rights to their music. In one particularly amusing example, comedian/guitarist Jack Black actually begged the members of Zeppelin to use “Immigrant Song” in the movie School of Rock. The following clip was included with the School of Rock DVD as bonus footage:Furthermore, Zeppelin’s music is not accessible on Google Play nor Apple Radio, and will not be featured on the upcoming YouTube subscription service, nor Beats Music, both of which will debut in 2014.Spotify CEO Daniel Ek said he “can’t wait to get the Led out.” The website will be releasing two albums per day this week, starting with Led Zeppelin and Led Zeppelin II.Additionally, Spotify announced that they will be releasing free content for mobile users, and expanding their business to 20 new international markets.As far as music streaming goes, this is a big get for Spotify. Zeppelin has been notoriously conservative with their music, so having the band’s full catalog gives Spotify a huge edge over the competition. Plus, you can never really get enough Zeppelin in your diet.-David Melamed (@DMelamz)last_img read more

Razor Clamming Closed Again For 2017

first_imgFacebookTwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享The Alaska Department of Fish and Game has announced there will be no razor clamming on the east side of Cook Inlet for 2017, echoing closures in 2015 and 2016. She says it’s still not clear why the population is suffering. Kerkvliet: “The number of age classes are fairly limited on this beach right now and so what we’re looking to see is a recruitment and a good spawning.”  The Department has issued an Emergency Order that closed all types of clam digging from the mouth of the Kenai River to the southernmost tip of Homer through the end of 2017. Another study conducted at Clam Gulch showed the density of mature-size razor clams is 94% below averages seen between 1998 and 2008.center_img The western side of the inlet is not affected by the closure. ADF&G Fish and Game Biologist Carol Kerkvliet… The average number of mature-size razor clams from Ninilchik South beach has been roughly 80% lower than averages seen between 1990 and 2012.last_img read more