BASKING RIDGE, NJ — Verizon Wireless and mega-platinum GRAMMY®-winning band Linkin Park are challenging fans to remix the band's smash hits into their own creations as part of the Remix2Win with Linkin Park contest. Verizon Wireless customers can remix one of Linkin Park's legendary songs such as "Bleed It Out," "What I've Done," "In the End," "Crawling," and more.
Colleges have a chance to compete for a free Linkin Park concert right on campus. The 20 colleges with the most submissions will become finalists vying for the private Linkin Park concert in the fall, and the individual with the most popular submission will be awarded a cash prize.
Fans can enter the contest by going to www.lpconcerts.com and following the contest rules outlined on the "Remix2Win" link. The resulting remix can be accessed through a link that can be shared with friends by e-mail or posted to the creator's Facebook® profile through the Remix2Win application. The creator can add to his or her Facebook profile using the Facebook Platform and invite others to participate. The creator's remix is awarded a "prop" when a friend clicks on the link on Facebook or in an e-mail, which will help determine the final round submissions for colleges as well as the individual winner of the contest.
From all of the entries, the 20 colleges with the most remix submissions will become finalists for the campus concert from Linkin Park; from the school's selections, the one remix with the most props will represent each school and will be judged by Linkin Park in the final round. There are no limits to the number of remixes participants can submit, and colleges may opt out of the contest at any time.
In addition, the top 20 individuals with the remixes that receive the most props will be selected as finalists for the cash prize. The band will select the individual with the best remix, who will be awarded $4,000.
"We are thrilled to work with Verizon Wireless and we challenge our fans to make the best remix," said Mike Shinoda of Linkin Park.
"Verizon Wireless is pleased and excited to offer Linkin Park's fans an opportunity to win a campus concert," said Ed Ruth, director of digital music for Verizon. "Linkin Park is a band that enjoys interacting with their fans and sharing their passion for music. This contest lets fans channel their creativity, share the fun and create a lasting piece of music themselves."
Fresh off their headlining North American tour, sponsored by Verizon Wireless, Linkin Park will continue to tour in support of double-platinum-selling new album "MINUTES TO MIDNIGHT." Linkin Park is Chester Bennington (vocals), Rob Bourdon (drums), Brad Delson (guitar), Joe Hahn (DJ), Dave "Phoenix" Farrell (bass), and Mike Shinoda (vocals). The band has sold over 40 million albums worldwide and has earned two GRAMMY Awards, the first for Best Hard Rock Performance in 2002 with their hit single "Crawling" and the second for Best Rap/Sung Collaboration with Jay-Z in 2006 for the innovative "Numb/Encore." In addition, they established Music For Relief in January 2005 to help aid victims of world catastrophes and combat global warming. For more information on Linkin Park and Music For Relief, please log on to www.linkinpark.com or www.musicforrelief.org.
The Remix2Win with Linkin Park contest runs through Aug. 31, 2008, and the campus concert will take place in the fall. Visit www.lpconcerts.com/popups/remix_rules.html for complete contest rules. For more information on mobile music from Verizon Wireless, visit www.verizonwireless.com/music.
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