ROK Global PLC, the mobile, web and industrial technology, applications and services company, is pleased to announce its ROK Applications subsidiary has signed an agreement with Sony Music Entertainment (SME) to produce a series of interactive music and video applications for Sony Music and its artists.
The interactive applications will be marketed by Sony Music on a global scale and will be designed for use on iPhones, iPads and other smartphones and mobile devices.
Commenting on the deal Jonathan Kendrick, Chairman of ROK said, “Of course we are absolutely delighted to be working with Sony Music on the creation of interactive applications which will feature some of the world’s biggest and most successful artists and entertainers. This is a huge development for our Applications division.”
Mel Lewinter, Executive Vice President, Sony Music Entertainment said, “We are always looking for original and compelling ways for fans to experience our artists on mobile platforms. ROK’s founders John Paul DeJoria and Jonathan Kendrick understand brand building and entrepreneurship, and we look forward to working with the team at ROK to develop creative and innovative music and video applications.”
ROK Global PLC was co-founded by US billionaire John Paul DeJoria and UK entrepreneur, Jonathan Kendrick.
In addition to being the co-founder of ROK, John Paul DeJoria is Chairman and CEO of John Paul Mitchell Systems, the biggest privately-owned hair care products company in North America and is also co-founder of Patron Tequila, the world’s leading premium tequila brand.
ROK has pioneered many new technologies, products and services in the rapidly-evolving mobile, web and industrial technologies space to include high quality mass-market Mobile TV, which it licenses to mobile operators as well as mobile security technologies which it licenses to law enforcement agencies along with multi-language text-to-speech technologies, as well as its ‘JP Selects’ e-commerce portal for eco-friendly and sustainable brands and products.
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About Sony Music Entertainment
Sony Music Entertainment is a global recorded music company with a current roster that includes a broad array of both local artists and international superstars. The company boasts a vast catalog that comprises some of the most important recordings in history. It is home to premier record labels representing music from every genre, including Arista Nashville, Beach Street Records, Bystorm Entertainment, Columbia Nashville, Columbia Records, Day 1, Epic Records, Essential Records, Flicker Records, Kemosabe Records, Legacy Recordings, MASTERWORKS, Polo Grounds, RCA Records, RCA Nashville, Reunion Records, Roc Nation, Sony Classical, Sony Music Latin, Star Time International, Syco Music, Verity Music Group and Volcano. Sony Music Entertainment is a wholly owned subsidiary of Sony Corporation of America.
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