12.21.11 Exclusive: New ''Meet the Musician'' Podcast Features Sting Discussing Solo Career and STING 25 App for iPad...

Today, an audio podcast will be released in which Sting reflects on his enduring 25-year solo career and launches his free STING 25 ‘appumentary’ as part of the latest installment of the "Meet the Musician" podcast, available in the App Store on iPad or http://itunes.apple.com.

Sting, in partnership with global transmedia company @radical.media, launched the STING 25 app last month at the Apple Store, Upper West Side in front of an intimate audience.

The audio podcast features a conversation between acclaimed music journalist Anthony DeCurtis and Sting, focusing on his solo career, the creative process, and of course, the app itself. A video podcast is also available as a free download in which Radical Media CTO, Evan Schechtman, presents a virtual tour of STING 25.

The 'appumentary' explores Sting’s solo career, guiding users through the influences that have shaped his music, as well as his ongoing efforts as a global citizen and activist. The many facets of his career come to life through handwritten lyrics and journal entries, rare and intimate photos, in-depth interviews, and a variety of live concert footage, including exclusive all-star performances from his Sixtieth Birthday Celebration to benefit the Robin Hood Foundation at New York City’s Beacon Theatre.

The "Meet the Musician" audio podcast, the video podcast containing an in-depth app presentation, and the STING 25 App are each available for free download at http://itunes.apple.com.
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Trudie Styler has been patron of the Mukti charity for 10 years. Mukti has been working with the orphanage Karm Marg to provide us with The Bag Issue. Trudie joined John Bird and Sting to host a launch for The Bag Issue yesterday in London. The Karm Marg orphanage was set up in 1997 to give disadvantaged kids in India shelter, care, medical support and education, plus the skills and knowledge to create an income and build them a better future – hence The Bag Issue bags. The bags are 100 per cent recycled and made from elephant dung.

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Video: Back To Bass Tour - Next Stop Newcastle. Are you going to any of the shows? Remember that if you have any photographs, ticket stubs or images from any concerts you have been too you can add them to the huge but ever expanding tour archive. Members can post their content directly or alternatively you can email material to daveandwendy@sting.com for addition to the site. Please share your experiences!
Sting.com Member Exclusive: Thank you to all of the Sting.com members who submitted suggestions for an "official" Sting.com Fan Club name. We received many creative and clever ideas and now it's up to you to decide on a unique identity for the Sting.com community. Please cast your vote for one of the 4 contenders listed by Thursday, December 29...

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Thanks to all who voted and helped to create Sting's ultimate playlist! You can listen to the final playlist, featuring 10 fan-favorites (as selected by YOU!) spanning his 25 year solo career, here: Sting -The Ultimate Fan Playlist! Congratulations to club member Julie Stavert who won a signed copy of the new Sting box set 25 Years in our prize draw!

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Live Nation is pleased to announce that a concert in Monaco is confirmed for February 26, 2012 at the Le Sporting Monte Carlo, which now completes the final itinerary for Sting's Back to Bass Tour. Tickets for Monaco will go on sale Monday, December 19 at 10AM (local time). A very limited number of tickets have been held for Sting.com members. Cost of tickets are €250.00 which includes dinner.

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