Linkin Park is giving fans the rare opportunity to appear on their forthcoming album by inviting fans to win a trip to Los Angeles to record an original track fro the album.
The band has kicked off a contest named LPUSessions, in which up-and-coming musicians have the chance to see one of their original songs featured on Park's new release, LPU13, set to arrive sometime later this year.
Available to Linkin Park Underground members only (join here: www.LPUnderground.com), the offer is the next step in LPU's ongoing annual effort to release a CD of rare and unreleased tracks from Linkin Park. For the upcoming LPU13 album, the band is seeking aspiring musicians to submit an original song that could end up on the albumEnter by uploading your original audio content to YouTube then post a link to the vid on your LP Underground account. The deadline to submit is August 4.
The band will announce two grand prize winners on September 3.
"Since our inception, we’ve relied on the input and support of our exceptionally dedicated fan base,” says LP guitarist Brad Delson. “Beyond sharing our music and art with the LP community at large, we relish opportunities to empower our fans to share their many talents with us. We’re excited to announce we will continue that tradition through the LPU Sessions, a one of a kind collaborative music-making project. The LPU Sessions will allow fans to submit original material with a chance to work hands on with the band in the studio.”
LPU Headquarters will listen to all submissions and narrow the entries down to 10 finalists. The 10 finalists will be announced on August 12th. The top 10 will then be showcased onLPUnderground.com, where LPU members will have the opportunity to vote for their favorite finalist starting August 12th. Members can vote once a day until August 25th.
The 2 finalists who receive the highest number of votes will be Grand Prize Winners. The winners will be announced on September 3rd. The Grand Prize Package includes round trip tickets to Los Angeles, 2 night hotel accommodations, roundtrip airport transfers from Los Angeles, 2 days in the Red Bull Studio with Linkin Park, a wrap party at the Hard Rock Café Hollywood and a Hard Rock Café gift pack.
For official rules and regulations, go to LPUnderground.com/LPUSessions. This contest is open to current Linkin Park Underground members only who are legal U.S. residents, and age 18 or over at the time of entry.