November 22, 2011

Rolling Stone Gift Guide JUST posted!

Rolling Stone magazine have just published their Rock & Roll Gift Guide featuring the best audio tech, gadgets, box sets and books for the ultimate music fan. One of the Box Sets featured is Sting 25 which they describe as follows: "Over a comprehensive three-CD set presented in a thick picture book filled with vanity shots and handwritten lyrics, this retrospective of Sting's solo career covers his post-Police exploration into jazz ("Englishman in New York"), remixed club-thumpers ("Send Your Love") and his endless supply of love songs for wife Trudie. The bonus live DVD of a 2005 Irving Plaza concert contains the only hint of Police-era youth ("Message in a Bottle," "Roxanne"), but his voice and songwriting have never lost their luster." Read more at http://www.rollingstone.com/music/photos/rock-roll-gift-guide...

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November 15, 2011

''Sting's (iPad) Book of Life - @Radical.Media and Sting launch a new iPad-only app that celebrates - and shows-off - his career'' reports Creativity...

"I'm not led by market forces or what is hip," said Sting to music journalist Anthony DeCurtis during a presentation at a special launch event at the Apple Store Monday on New York's Upper West Side. And yet, the sixty-year-old rockstar was discussing the debut of something that could only be described as hip: Sting 25, an iPad-only app that celebrates his 25-year career as a solo artist. Created by New York-based media company @radical.media, Sting 25 is a dynamic, multi-dimensional product that easily can be described as the Book of his Life. What it does is tells a story, said James Spindler, chief creative officer at @radical.media and one of the visionaries behind the project...

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November 15, 2011

"Sting on Play, Solo Triumphs & Closing the Book on Police" reports Billboard...

As he tours to commemorate the 25 years (actually 26) of his post-Police solo career, Sting is also looking to his next phase, which includes a theater piece as well as a just-launched app geared towards the anniversary. Sting calls the forthcoming "The Last Ship" "a play with songs. I'm loathe to call it a musical because I don't like that term." He has 25 songs written so far for the project, which he describes as "a play set in my home town, in Newcastle (England). I was born in the shadow of a shipyard. I often wondered why I was exposed to this rather surreal environment when I was growing up, and I realize now it has a massive psychological and symbolic importance to me. That's the landscape of my dreams, my little home town and the house I was brought up in and the ghosts that were there." The plot meanwhile, is "a story of redemption and occupying a shipyard against the wishes of the owners - which is kind of topical at the moment, occupying things."
November 14, 2011

Sting & @radical.media Launch the Sting 25 App for iPad - Now Available on iTunes...

Sting, in partnership with global transmedia company @radical.media, has launched STING 25. The expansive, dynamic app for iPad explores the life, music and activism of one of the world's most influential musicians. With unparalleled access to seminal performances, rare photos and personal stories, the comprehensive app depicts the past 25 years of Sting's career as a renowned musician and humanitarian. "This 'appumentary' harnesses the display and Multi-Touch capabilities of iPad to tell a much richer story than you could using a single medium," said Justin Wilkes, the app's Executive Producer. "The narrative behind Sting's journey as a songwriter and a solo artist is as layered as this app, which is why he was the perfect subject to collaborate with for this new approach to storytelling."

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November 11, 2011

Sting's Message in an iPad - The 60-year-old rocker tries a new medium for musicians: the app...

On Monday, rocker Sting and the New York-based production company @radical.media will release a free app combining music, concert footage, photographs and videos. The central feature: footage from Sting's performance last month at New York's Beacon Theatre, including duets with guests like Lady Gaga and Stevie Wonder. But the app, which is only available for the iPad, is also intended to serve as a retrospective of the artist's entire solo career. Users navigate through the app, "Sting 25," in multiple ways. A sliding timeline breaks out photos and video from career milestones such as Live Aid in 1985. Another navigation bar moves through about 20 "influences," from author Quentin Crisp to the Cold War; each category offers images and audio commentary from the singer. If any songs from 11 Sting solo albums reside on the user's iPad, the app automatically recognizes them; tracks that the user doesn't have can be sampled in the app and then purchased via iTunes...

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October 27, 2011

Sting.com 25 Days Countdown - Final Contest Winners Announced...

We are pleased to announce the winners of the Sting.com 25 Days Countdown! The grand prize winner, George Rapitis, will receive a unique, one of a kind Sting Signature Series Precision Fender Bass customized with artwork inspired by the Sting: 25 Years box set, plus an autographed copy of the box set, a Sting.com fan club one-year membership and a Back to Bass tour merchandise pack. The three runners up, Jen Ashlin, Sheila Barnes and Denise Holder will each receive a signed copy of the Sting: 25 Years box set, a Sting.com fan club one-year membership and a Back to Bass tour merchandise pack. Congratulations to all of our winners and thank you again to everyone who participated in the 25 Days Countdown!
October 24, 2011

'Sting: The Best of 25 Years' - IN STORES TODAY...

Representing a diverse cross-section of Sting's enduring solo career, 'Sting: The Best Of 25 Years', is released internationally today, October 24. The US version is comprised of 12 remastered songs and the International releases will be available as both a single-disc containing 13 remastered tracks and a double-disc comprised of 31 remastered songs, all featuring several remixes and newly unearthed live recordings. 'Sting: The Best Of 25 Years' was produced by Rob Mathes and Executive Produced by Sting's longtime manager, Kathryn Schenker...

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