The digital version of the special issue costs $10, and it will allow users to sample and purchase music. It is also available for platforms including Windows, Mac, and Linux.
Rolling Stone executive editor Jason Fine said:
Our 500 Greatest Songs of All Time is the ultimate play list for any music fan. These are all the songs you need to have on your iPad. The issue also features the stories behind each song, plus photos from the Rolling Stone archive. With Zinio, you can listen to the songs while you read, giving our audience an exciting way to experience the list.
And Zinio president and CEO Rich Maggiotto added:
Partnering with Wenner Media for Rolling Stone to create an interactively enhanced edition is an exciting demonstration of how published content and technology can create a seamless and multisensory experience for engaging consumers. We are laser-focused on working with innovative publishers like Wenner to deploy these types of heightened experiences, globally and cross-platform, to increase user engagement and utility with editorial and advertising.