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The Not Old Better Show Speaks Extensively on the Led Zeppelin Copyright Trial: Interview with Music

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With a wonderful, east/west flourish, The Not Old Better Show, available on iTunes, SoundCloud, Stitcher Radio, and many other locations, announced today that host, Paul Vogelzang,  interviewed music and entertainment attorney, Lawrence Iser, in conjunction with the Led Zeppelin, Stairway to Heaven, copyright trial.  The Not Old – Better Show, which is the first independent entertainment, technology, culture and community  podcast to reach 55+ age community and their and families, prides itself as THE resource on subjects of great interest and meaning

“Stairway to Heaven” is considered one of the most widely heard compositions in rock history and is the signature song of Led Zeppelin. Jimmy Page said the song “crystallized the essence of the band.” Well, the band is accused of stealing the opening chords for their 1971 hit from another song. That song, the instrumental “Taurus,” by the band Spirit, was written in 1967.  

While copyright legal cases are in abundance recently, and seem to be confusing, according to attorney Iser, the “Stairway” case is a little different that the Marvin Gaye, Robin Thicke, Pharrell Williams law suit over the song “Blurred Lines.”  The composition of “Stairway to Heaven” includes the melody and the chord progressions heard in the “Taurus” first few notes. Accorrding to Iser,  Led Zeppelin’s case likely focuses on the fact that the song is rooted in musical traditions that go back thousands of years to Italian classical music. The songs are similar because Spirit shared those musical touchstones, Led Zeppelin’s lawyers claim. 

Iser’s perspective that inspiration and appropriation, plus the difference between “vibe and feel,” versus the importance of “melody and lyrics,” offers much needed explanation of the importance of copyright in music.  Iser should know, as he has represented The Beatles, Michael Jackson, Jackson Browne, and Crosby Stills and Nash, among others, in copyright infringement cases.  Iser says, “The importance of these cases, and the importance to creativity is what the founding father’s had in mind about the importance of copyright protection to the public and how they benefit from such protection. 

Vogelzang, and The Not Old – Better Show team, have seen their popularity explode almost overnight, culminating with the programming and access to top entertainment, political and cultural icons. Vogelzang’s revealing commentary has wowed critics and audiences alike. According to Dan Goodman, CEO, Believe Entertainment, “Digital distribution of content such as The Not Old – Better Show represents a massive opportunity to reach the 55+ age community in new and compelling ways.”  Believe Entertainment is Vogelzang’s former studio partner on MommyCast and an industry leading studio producing premium content with A-list talent such as LeBron James, and the legendary DJ and producer Tiësto among others. “Our experience at has proven digital distribution as an effective primary channel for engaging any active demographic today,” says Goodman.

Career Highlights for Paul Vogelzang:

Paul Vogelzang has spent nearly 20 years working with world class companies to build Content Marketing programs. Paul’s use of content marketing has created branded experiences through the development, delivery, and management of hugely successful online and social media initiatives. Paul is able to extract and deliver valuable insights from the ongoing digital consumer conversation using valuable metrics for decision making. Paul is a certified Google Analytics Qualified professional, YouTube Creator Academy, and is an Inbound Marketing Academy certified member, HubSpot Academy. 

After leading first digital efforts for the Department of the Treasury, Tenet Health Care, Omnicom, Porter Novelli, Procter & Gamble, Warner Bros., and Disney, Paul founded and served as COO of KDCP Interactive in 2004 – the first company to offer branded entertainment to the “Mom” and family audience. KDCP produced, designed, developed, launched and managed the online communities of MommyCast and MommyCast Latina, for sponsor companies including State Farm, CIBA Pharmaceutical, Microsoft, America Online,  A&E Networks, Disney, Focus Features,  Ford Motor Co., Hallmark, iVillage, Kraft, Martha Stewart Living,  MetLife, MTV, NFL, Showtime Networks, and VH1 among others. Paul served the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, as North America, Director, Public Affairs, and was responsible for media outreach, digital support and education from 2010 to 2012.  


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About The Not Old – Better Show

The Not Old – Better Show represents a massive opportunity to reach the 55+ age community in new and compelling ways. It’s a podcast discussing the hottest issues & topics that fascinate those 50+ Americans and are of interest and concern to boomers.

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