Sunday, January 25, 2015

In the previous post I mentioned I would contact the publisher of Led Zeppelin's song Stairway to Heaven about licensing to create a DVD of a local band playing Stairway to Heaven. Superhype referred me to Warner-Chappell.

Here are the contents of the emails:

Monday November 3rd, 2014

Good morning,

I am writing to inquire regarding licensing of Superhype Publishing
Title Stairway to Heaven by Jimmy Page and Robert Plant.

The end product, for retail, would be a DVD video disk with a local
band performing this song.

Around 200 copies of this single title. What will the licensing fee involved be?

-Charles Baldwin


Monday November 3rd, 2014

Hi Charles,

I'm forwarding your request to David Costa in our Licensing department for handling.

Best regards,

Jeremy Blietz


Monday November 3rd, 2014

Hi Charles,

Unfortunately this use is denied, not only is Led Zeppelin VERY tough to clear but this song is absolutely off limits.


Senior Coordinator, Synch Licensing
Warner/Chappell Music
10585 Santa Monica Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90025
AIM:  supitsdav1d
 +1 (310) 441-8799