Mike Shinoda & WeMix.com Seek Unsigned Artists to Write & Record A "Glorious" Song In Studio

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Celebrating the Premiere of his debut exhibit Glorious Excess (Born) and Glorious Excess (Dies) at the Japanese American National Museum, Mike Shinoda of Linkin Park & Fort Minor and WeMix.com, a Proud Official Sponsor of the Exhibit Have Partnered to Launch "Mike Shinoda: The Glorious (WeMix)" Songwriting Contest Where Shinoda Will Pick One Winning Artist to Help Professionally Record Their Original Song in Studio

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Mike Shinoda: The Glorious (WeMix)

WeMix.com, the fastest growing artist-centered, user-generated music creation and record label community for independent artists has partnered with Grammy award winning musician/producer/artist Mike Shinoda of Linkin Park and Fort Minor to launch the "Mike Shinoda: The Glorious (WeMix)" songwriting contest. The contest will give one winning artist the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to have Mike Shinoda go into the studio with him/her to help professionally record their song.

Wemix.com's "Mike Shinoda: The Glorious (WeMix)" contest coincides with the premiere of Shinoda's Glorious Excess (Born) and Glorious Excess (Dies) exhibit, a brand-new series of paintings and digital work at the Japanese American National Museum in Los Angeles, CA. The exhibition, which is presented in two parts, features large-scale pieces that blend his experiences in the superstar spotlight with pop commentary and classical vanitas influences.

"Mike Shinoda helped pioneer the idea of mixing rock, hip-hop, and art," said WeMix.com co-founder Matt Apfel. "We're fans of Mike's music, fans of his art, and we're incredibly excited to bring this new level of collaboration to the WeMix community."

A call to action will begin July 30th on the WeMix site inviting artists to enter the contest by going to http://www.wemix.com and submitting one original song inspired by artwork from Shinoda's Glorious Excess (Born) and Glorious Excess (Dies) exhibit. Select images from Shinoda's exhibit will be on display for contestant viewing at WeMix.com. The WeMix.com community will select a winner from a group of finalists hand-picked by Mike Shinoda.

"Art, design, and music go hand-in-hand," says Shinoda. "It's my pleasure to help give the winning artist a platform and the professional guidance to bring their music to life in-studio, and I'm excited to see how the dynamic between the songs and my artwork plays out."

"WeMix is a place where musicians of every level and every genre can come together to make music," said WeMix.com co-founder Chris "Ludacris" Bridges. "Working with rock-focused artists like Mike Shinoda makes that promise a reality - and Mike is the first of many superstars coming in to work with the WeMix artist community."

Shinoda's Glorious Excess (Born) and Glorious Excess (Dies), exhibit will be on display at the Japanese American National Museum in Los Angeles, CA until August 3, 2008 and will return to the museum on January 24, 2009. For more information on the exhibit, please go to http://www. http://www.janm.org/exhibits/gloriousexcessborn. To see the making of the Glorious Excess (Born) collection go to http://www.mikeshinoda.com/art.

Artists can submit songs for the "Mike Shinoda: The Glorious (WeMix)" songwriting contest by going to http://www.wemix.com . The deadline for song entries is August 18, 2008. Complete contest rules and details can be found on http://www.wemix.com.

About WeMix.com:    
Created by Disturbing Tha Peace Entertainment and MegaMobile TV, WeMix.com is a music-creation community and user-generated record label that enables unsigned singers, rappers, songwriters, musicians and producers to be heard and get discovered. Artists who join the WeMix.com community and upload their creations have the potential to sell their work directly to the consumer. Top-performers can also become eligible to have songs produced by Ludacris, thereby opening up an entirely new way to launch a career outside of the traditional music hierarchy. Please visit http://www.wemix.com to learn more

About Mike Shinoda
Michael Kenji Shinoda is a Japanese American musician, record producer and artist from Agoura Hills, California. He is best known for his vocal and musical endeavors with Linkin Park and Fort Minor. Linkin Park are currently touring in support of double-platinum-selling album MINUTES TO MIDNIGHT and new top ten hit single "Leave Out All The Rest" on the fifth installment of their acclaimed Projekt Revolution tour.

Since arriving in 2000, Linkin Park has won two Grammy Awards (Best Hard Rock Performance in 2002 with their hit single "Crawling" and Best Rap/Sung Collaboration with Jay-Z in 2006 for the innovative "Numb/Encore"), sold more than 45 million albums worldwide (their Diamond-Certified debut Hybrid Theory has sold more than 18 million copies alone), and garnered an international fanbase whose members number in the millions. According to the IFPI (International Federation of the Phonographic Industry), Linkin Park was 2007's best-selling rock band, with MINUTES TO MIDNIGHT moving 4.8 million units worldwide.

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