RAT Rock News

Mike Shinoda seems to be a big fan of the Twitch platform. Last year, the Linkin Park multi-instrumentalist took to the video live streaming service to ask fans for musical ideas, which became part of his collaborative, multi-album series of Dropped Frames records.

Now, Shinoda is looking to discover new talent on Twitch. He’s offering to produce some of his Twitch followers’ music live on the platform.

“For 2021, I wanted to find a way to give back to my amazing community online,” Shinoda said in an Instagram post. “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.”

He added, “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.”

Those who want to participate are asked to head to Twitch.tv/OfficialMikeShinoda and use the hashtag #ShinodaProduceMe to get Shinoda’s attention. For more details, check out Shinoda’s video below.

Chester Bennington: Looking Back on His Remarkable Life and Career

Anne Erickson's love for music drew her into radio. She started on the airwaves shortly after graduating from MSU. Anne has a passion for rock and metal, and she also fronts the band Upon Wings. Email Anne at erickson@WRIF.com, follow her on Instagram at @EricksonAnne and tweet at her @AnneErickson! Anne covers the Detroit, Philadelphia and Las Vegas markets and beyond.

Sign me up for the WRAT email newsletter!

Join ClubRAT for access to all the perks delivered right to your inbox from Jersey's Concert Connection! Get exclusive presale codes for upcoming shows, the latest updates with your favorite rockers, contest info, and more.

By clicking "Subscribe" I agree to the website's terms of Service and Privacy Policy. I understand I can unsubscribe at any time.