January 5, 1995
Web posted at: 5:45 a.m. EST
From Correspondent Dennis Michael
(CNN) -- Viacom New Media is linking the low-tech acoustic world of "MTV Unplugged" to the high-tech world of computers. A new CD-ROM puts some of the best musical moments from the award-winning MTV series on digital video. The final performance of the Ten Thousand Maniacs and the sounds of Lenny Kravitz are just a sampling of what's in the disk.
But if you really want the inside scoop on the rock music business, then try the digitized music and the video clips of the new, staggeringly large "Rock and Rom" database.
The database will tell you practically anything there is to know about rock 'n' roll from 1955 on. You can search by musician, instrument, or chart position. There are even geographical breakdowns of where the music comes from.
This kind of an information database is invaluable, but it's not for the average fan or computer hobbyist. "Rock and Rom" sells at a suggested list price of $1,500.
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