The History of Rock: Over 60 Years of Music Evolution for iPad

in Music (E)

[] Koln, Germany - "January 1950: Sam Phillips opens the Memphis Recording Service...Later renamed Sun Studios, the location is widely recognized as the birthplace of 1950s rock 'n roll. January 2011: The new decade begins with another 'Rock is Dead' story."

From John Lee Hooker to Kings of Leon, the evolution of rock music has supported careers, given rise to new media, and touched the hearts of people the world over. Relive the storied lifecycle of music from the 1950s to the present with The History of Rock, a comprehensive new app for the iPad from ditter.projektagentur based on the essential music history book from Parragon.

Named iPad App of the Week by the App Store in North America, UK/Europe, and Australia, The History of Rock is a definitive guide to rock, punk, metal, and beyond, presented in a multimedia timeline format designed especially for the iPad. Special features include:

* Year-by-year highlights scroll spanning the years between 1950 and 2011
* Breakout sections on key figures and moments in rock history, from an overview of surf rock to profiles on modern artists like Blur and Radiohead
* In-app YouTube integration of essential rock videos
* Full-color pictures of rock greats from jazz favorites like Miles Davis to hip-hop's Biggie Smalls
* "Sounds of the Decade" iTunes playlist samples and download recommendations

The release of The History of Rock follows the success of the ditter.projektagentur / Parragon collaboration The Photo Cookbook, which is an international bestseller and has been featured in several Apple commercials for the iPad. The History of Rock continues ditter.projektagentur's success in transforming Parragon's vibrant print book content into a beautiful multimedia app.

The storied lifecycle of rock music is best experienced through sight, sound, and words: The History of Rock brings all three together to provide a truly unique experience for the iPad. It is available on the App Store in the Music category for $5.99USD.

About Parragon:
Parragon is the largest illustrated non-fiction publisher in the world. For more than twenty years, Parragon has made enriching and entertaining content accessible to readers all around the globe. As an industry leader in a changing book world, Parragon continues to provide innovative multi-platform content and impeccable service to retailers and consumers. Whether you want a printed book, an e-book or an app, Parragon exceeds expectation.

Device Requirements:
* Compatible with iPad
* Requires iOS 4.3 or later
* 117 MB

Pricing and Availability:
History of Rock 1.0 is $5.99 USD (or equivalent amount in other currencies) and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Music category.

Since 2001, ditter.projektagentur has been working with large publishing houses and industrial companies to create and prepare books and calendars from the idea phase to the final printed product. With a new focus on multimedia material in the areas of culinary arts, cultural arts, and art and photography, ditter.projektagentur is pleased to add The History of Rock to its collection of mobile and tablet apps including The Photo Cookbook: Quick & Easy and The Photo Cookbook: Baking, featuring content licensed from Parragon Books. Copyright (C) 2012 ditter.projektagentur GmbH. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone, iPod and iPad are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries.


Michael Ditter
Managing Director ditter.projektagentur

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