TORONTO, Oct. 16 /CNW/ - TELUS and Led Zeppelin today announced they have
partnered to provide mobile clients with an entirely new way to access the
legendary rock band's music. TELUS will be the exclusive wireless service
provider for ring tones, wallpapers, and full-song over-the-air downloads,
offering clients infinite ways to personalize their mobile phones and express
themselves. Today clients can get ringtones and wallpapers while full-song
downloads and videos will be available on November 13, 2007. The band's
catalogue includes such landmark songs as "Black Dog," "Rock and Roll,"
"Kashmir," "Communication Breakdown," and "Stairway To Heaven."
"Led Zeppelin is the greatest rock band ever and their music transcends
generations," said Steve Kane, President of Warner Music Canada. "We are
excited to be working with a forward thinking partner like TELUS to offer the
group's legendary catalogue of recordings across the entire spectrum of mobile
products to longtime fans, as well as new, young fans discovering the band for
the first time."
David Neale, TELUS senior vice-president of Products and Services said,
"TELUS is excited to announce that for the first time in Canada, our wireless
customers can get all the Led Zeppelin they want when and where they want it -
only from TELUS. Today's announcement is another indication of TELUS'
leadership in the Canadian music industry. Working with Warner and Led
Zeppelin ensures that TELUS continues to be on the cutting-edge of mobile
TELUS Mobile Music delivers hundreds of thousands of hot downloadable
music tracks spanning a wide variety of genres including classic rock. When
the need to hear Led Zeppelin strikes, clients don't have to wait to get home
to the computer - as of November 13, they can download it to their
music-capable phone wherever they are throughout TELUS' digital coverage area
which reaches 94 per cent of Canadians. More information about TELUS Mobile
Music is available at telusmobility.com/music.
Led Zeppelin was formed in London in 1968 and was the highest grossing
touring band of the seventies. Their concerts, often three hours in length,
were legendary. With over 300 million albums sold worldwide, Led Zeppelin's
boundary-shattering music remains timeless and their enormous energy
undiminished. More than two decades after their last concert together, Jimmy
Page, Robert Plant, and John Paul Jones, will reunite for a one-off concert on
November 26, 2007 in honor of Atlantic Records founder Ahmet Ertegun at
London's O2 Arena.
TELUS clients can get the chance to win tickets to the concert in London,
UK, by downloading Led Zeppelin content to their TELUS mobile phone between
October 22 and November 5.
As announced earlier this year, Atlantic Records/Rhino Entertainment will
release Mothership on November 13, a two-CD collection that spans the band's
illustrious 12-year career. And, on November 20, a newly remixed and
remastered The Song Remains The Same soundtrack of the concert film from the
band's three-night stint at Madison Square Garden in July 1973 will include
six songs that were not on the original release.
For more information on how to download and rock Led Zeppelin on TELUS
Music-enabled phones, fans can text ZEP to 5588 or visit
TELUS (TSX: T, T.A; NYSE: TU) is a leading national telecommunications
company in Canada, with $8.9 billion of annual revenue and 10.9 million
customer connections including 5.3 million wireless subscribers, 4.5 million
wireline network access lines and 1.1 million Internet subscribers. TELUS
provides a wide range of communications products and services including data,
Internet protocol (IP), voice, entertainment and video. Committed to being
Canada's premier corporate citizen, we give where we live. Since 2000, TELUS
and our team members have contributed more than $91 million to charitable and
non-profit organizations and volunteered more than 1.7 million hours of
service to local communities. Eight TELUS Community Boards across Canada lead
our local philanthropic initiatives. For more information about TELUS, please
About Rhino Entertainment
Based in Burbank, California, Warner Music Group's Rhino Entertainment
was formed 29 years ago and is the world's leading pop culture label.
Emphasizing flawless sound quality, bonus tracks, informative liner notes,
award-winning creative packaging, an offbeat sense of humor and a strong
social conscience, Rhino continues to set the standard for excellence in the
reissue business it pioneered in both the physical and digital worlds. The
vast Rhino catalogue of more than 5,000 CDs, videos, and digital exclusive
albums features material by Aretha Franklin, Ray Charles, The Doors, Chicago,
Black Sabbath, John Coltrane, Yes, Alice Cooper, Linda Ronstadt, The Ramones,
The Monkees, Carly Simon, and Curtis Mayfield, to name a few.
Rhino Entertainment is a division of Warner Music Canada.
For further information:
For further information: Steve Waxman, Warner Music Canada, P: (416)
758-1097, E: firstname.lastname@example.org; Julie Smithers, TELUS Media
Relations, (416) 206-6817, Julie.Smithers@telus.com