Linkin Park Co-Founder To Launch Innovative NFT Collection
Mike Shinoda and Secret Garden are teaming up for an exciting new NFT project. Will this change the face of music collectibles?
Is Web3 the next big step to reinvent the music industry?
Mike Shinoda, one of the founding members of alt-rock pioneers Linkin Park, has joined forces with Web3 music company Secret Garden to release Windchime, an all-new customisable music-and-art NFT release.
Shinoda recently came on board as a platform advisor and will release Windchime on Ethereum as a series of music collectibles that place emphasis on visual experiences alongside an interactive music player, immersing users in a curated journey.
Windchime holders will become collaborators with Shinoda with the help of the Bouquet music player, which allows them to create their own track using 24 new musical stems devised by Shinoda himself.
New project, October 12: a music-making digital collectible. 24 musical loops for you to play with & save. Art rarity from dozens of layers. All art & music by me. Allowlist only, for @ZigguratsNFT, @SecretGarden_FM, @moonbirds, @proof_xyz, @capsule_house, & @warpsound_ai (1/2) https://t.co/Kqeu6TcppV
— Mike Shinoda (@mikeshinoda) September 27, 2022
Starting October 12, these Windchime NFTs will be available for purchase via Secret Garden, and will include an exclusive art piece designed by Shinoda as well.
Victor Wang, Co-founder at Secret Garden, said:
“Secret Garden and Mike Shinoda are exploring interactive audiovisuals as a new music collectible primitive. This is the next step in a long history of music technology — vinyls, cassettes, CDs, mp3s, streaming, and now digital collectibles.”
Mike Shinoda added:
“Secret Garden is innovating the approach to music in Web3. I’m excited to be an advisor and help them grow as we discover new ways to connect with fans. Our collaborative release of Windchime is an exciting first step together.”
Whilst Shinoda’s appointment to Secret Garden is a recent affair, he is no stranger to the NFT space. Last year he released a first-of-its-kind generative mixtape collection of 5000 unique audio-visual NFTs called Ziggurats on the Tezos blockchain, and Windchime offers an opportunity to introduce his existing Ziggurats community to Ethereum.
Holders of the Ziggurats, Secret Garden, Moonbirds, Capsule House, and Warpsound collections can sign up to qualify for early-access prior to the public release.
On reveal day, all Windchime holders can unveil their creation on secretgarden.fm in a curated and interactive experience.
I’ve had many moments in my past where I’d pretend to be a music producer splicing, mixing and creating my own soundtracks on Acoustica. That was the “immersive experience” of its time, and now with blockchain technology, these experiences are hitting a whole new level.
It’s no secret that the music industry has been through a lot of changes in recent years, and with disruptors like Mike Shinoda and Secret Garden working together, I think it’s safe to say that more big changes are heading our way.
Who knows what this could mean for the future of music?