Linkin Park vocalist Mike Shinoda knows a thing or two about hit songs, and he's looking to help up-and-coming artists have their very own. Shinoda has announced he'll be producing select vocalists and songwriters on his Twitch account, with the caveat that they only send in their vocals and one instrument as an accompaniment. He'll be doing the rest.
"For 2021, I wanted to find a way to give back to my amazing community online," said Shinoda. "I’m looking for vocalists, rappers, and songwriters who need help getting to the next level. If I find someone great, I’ll produce their track, live on my Twitch channel. There’s no formal contest, just an intention."
"The fans on Twitch will help me find the right vocalists. my only “rules” are 1.) I’m not doing vocals, 2.) I’d like the artist to only contribute vocals and one instrument, nothing filled-out, just the “song,” and 3.) no back-seat producing, the track has to be in my hands until I feel like I’m done. If you want to participate, go talk to the fans on Twitch.tv/OfficialMikeShinoda"
Shinoda currently has four post-Linkin Park solo albums to his name, which you can check out on his YouTube channel.