Message in an iPad? Sting — there’s an app for that! Singer and songwriter Sting, the former front man of the Police, is releasing an iPad app on Monday. The free iPad app “Sting 25” is an interactive archive of Sting’s solo work. An interactive timeline will be available, featuring music, videos and photographs from important moments in Sting’s career, such as the Live Aid concert, which took place in 1985. It will also offer recent performances, including Sting’s show at New York’s Beacon Theatre last month which featured duets with Stevie Wonder and Lady Gaga. Most importantly, to Sting, “Sting 25” is a retrospective of his entire solo career:

“This is a very convenient way of archiving yourself,” Sting told WSJ….

“Sting 25” the iPad app will be available for download from Apple’s iTunes Store on Monday.

Also, here’s news on Sting’s new music collection. Official press release below:

Cherrytree/A&M Records/Universal Music Group is pleased to announce Sting: 25 Years, the definitive box set collection slated for release on September 27, 2011. Featuring three CDs comprised of 45 remastered tracks personally curated by Sting, a previously unreleased live concert DVD and a comprehensive hardcover book, this retrospective captures for the first time both the highlights and rarities of Sting’s enduring solo career.

his consummate collection contains selections spanning his entire solo catalog, from his 1985 debut album, The Dream Of The Blue Turtles, to his latest release, Live in Berlin. Highlights include all of Sting’s top 40 hits as well as Grammy® winners “Brand New Day,” “The Soul Cages,” “If I Ever Lose My Faith In You,” and “Whenever I Say Your Name” featuring Mary J. Blige (full track listing included below).

Sting: 25 Years was produced by Rob Mathes and Executive Produced by Sting’s longtime manager, Kathryn Schenker. The box set also contains nine songs remixed by Robert Orton and Steve Fitzmaurice exclusively for this collection.
Rough, Raw & Unreleased: Live At Irving Plaza, the previously unreleased live concert DVD, features 10 tracks culled from newly unearthed raw performance footage filmed in New York City on the final night of Sting’s U.S. “Broken Music” tour in 2005.

The discs are housed in a beautiful, lavish hardcover book containing intimate and rare photos from world renowned photographers, complete lyrics, personal commentary and a newly written introduction by Sting.

Richly diverse in musical content and visually captivating, Sting: 25 Years is a compelling tribute to the restless spirit of an artist who continues to evolve and explore new musical territory.