Travis McCoy, Wyclef Jean & Mike Shinoda Give Secrets to Indie Success to Musicians on WeMix.com

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WeMix.com Debuts a Video Content Series Featuring Gym Class Heroes Front Man Travis McCoy, Mike Shinoda and Many Top Artists Giving Tips and Advice to Build Careers as Successful Independent Musicians

Travis McCoy, Wyclef Jean & Mike Shinoda

It's our responsibility as established artists to never forget the struggles facing new talent as they break in to the music business.

WeMix, the online music collaboration community co-founded by Chris "Ludacris" Bridges today announced a major artist education initiative involving numerous musicians and producers. Joining Ludacris in the program are Gym Class Heroes front man Travis McCoy, Grammy Award-winning producer and artist Wyclef Jean, Grammy Award-winning musician/producer/artist Mike Shinoda of Linkin Park and Fort Minor, Academy Award-winning hip-hop stars Three 6 Mafia, and notable others.

The series features exclusive video interviews airing on WeMix.com's newly-minted "Knowledge" section, with each celebrity presenting their own opinions and advice on a variety of topics that affect all unsigned artists. Unsigned artists are able to respond directly to each topic through comments, blogs, and a unique voice-mail system enabling them to ask questions and leave audio feedback.

"It's an honor to be surrounded by so many talented stars who want to speak directly to new artists and help them elevate their careers," said Bridges. "It's our responsibility as established artists to never forget the struggles facing new talent as they break in to the music business."

The video series was taped on location at recording studios, hotel rooms, even tour buses, with personal tips on important topics such as:

  •     The state of music today

What's right and what's wrong with the music business - and what kind of changes can help

  •     Songwriting + producing

Advice on how to use personal experiences in songwriting and how to get the most out of valuable studio time

  •     Breaking In

Stories and tips on how to stay focused and take critical next steps to get your music heard

  •     Reviews + haters

Thoughts on bad reviews - and how even haters can make you a better artist

  •     Live performance

Why live music matters more than most new artists realize - and how to maximize your on stage performance

Many additional episodes are planned for 2009, with celebrity mentors from the world of rock, pop, hip-hop, and country.
New Artists will also have the ability to connect directly with superstars and ask their own questions in live mentoring sessions.

WeMix.com's video podcast series can be viewed by visiting these links:

Wyclef Jean - http://www.wemix.com/SearchResult.aspx
Travis McCoy - http://www.wemix.com/userinfo.aspx?id=50039
Mike Shinoda - http://www.wemix.com/userinfo.aspx?id=40258

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.

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