SALT LAKE CITY, UT - JULY 28: Mike Shinoda performs at 2018 LOVELOUD Festival Powered By AT&T at Rice-Eccles Stadium on July 28, 2018 in Salt Lake City, Utah. (Photo by Jerod Harris/Getty Images for LOVELOUD Festival)

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.

 

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