SOURCE: Warner Bros. Records

Warner Bros. Records

December 10, 2012 13:02 ET

Linkin Park Gives Away Free Song to StageLight Music Users

Release Follows Linkin Park and Open Labs Launch of StageLight Software, the 'Garage Band for PC'

LOS ANGELES, CA--(Marketwire - Dec 10, 2012) - On the heels of Linkin Park and Open Labs' launch of Windows PC music software StageLight, the band's founder Mike Shinoda composed and distributed a brand new song file direct to StageLight users via BitTorrent "as a thank you to all our early adopters." StageLight is designed to give virtually anyone the ability to create a song they can share in minutes. With built-in support for the world's leading social sound platform -- and priced at just $9.99 at www.openlabs.com, StageLight is poised to open up the world of music creation to more people than ever before.

StageLight is a great solution for everyone on Windows 7 and 8. The software allows all levels of musicians to learn how to create and share their music on a PC. Linkin Park has not only used Open Labs products for the last four years in the studio and on stage, they have also been intimately involved in creating the current and future software product.

Mike Shinoda, co-lead vocalist and producer of Linkin Park, said, "I would recommend StageLight to anyone. It doesn't matter if you're just starting or a touring professional. It's the perfect tool for anyone wanting to create or perform live." 

The song Mike created with StageLight can be found here: http://smarturl.it/LP_StageLight He invites users to listen and manipulate it in their own version and add to it. Mike will be appearing at Dell World in Austin, Texas this week to do a live demo of the program.

Linkin Park, together with Open Labs and Dell, is also launching The Linkin Park Edition product line. It will include the StageLight software with customized and exclusive Linkin Park sounds on a high performance Dell computer. The band is providing a robust library of sounds, loops and drum kits, allowing users to create their own songs using signature sounds created by the band. The Linkin Park Edition will be available on December 10th, with LP sounds continuing to be updated throughout 2013. Go to www.dell.com/openlabs

Linkin Park has just announced a show at Planet Hollywood in Las Vegas on Saturday, February 16th. This will be the band's only North American show in 2013. Pre-sale for Linkin Park fan club members will be December 11th. For further info on LPU membership go to: www.LPUnderground.com. Tickets will go on-sale to the public on Friday, December 14th at 10am. To purchase tickets go to: http://www.ticketmaster.com/event/17004987BAC0C15C

LINKIN PARK is a Grammy-Award-winning, multi-platinum alternative rock band comprised of co-lead vocalist Chester Bennington, drummer/percussionist Rob Bourdon, guitarist Brad Delson, bassist Dave 'Phoenix' Farrell, DJ, programmer Joe Hahn and Mike Shinoda -- co-lead vocals, keyboards, guitar. The band has sold over 50 million albums worldwide, and is the biggest band on Facebook -- with over 45 million fans and counting. In the span of time since 2000, when Linkin Park debuted on the Billboard 200 -- no other artist has had more top 10 singles on the Alternative chart and, with the release of their latest album, LIVING THINGS (Machine Shop Recordings /Warner Bros), which reached #1 in over 20 countries, no other band has achieved more #1 albums this century. In 2005, Linkin Park founded Music For Relief, a 501 © (3) non-profit organization that has raised over 5 million dollars for victims of natural disasters and environmental projects. www.linkinpark.com

OPENLABS is headquartered in Austin, TX -- "The Live Music Capital of the World" -- OpenLabs makes software and hardware designed to help aspiring and professional music creators. www.openlabs.com

LP UNDERGROUND offers members access to a community of dedicated Linkin Park fans from around the world. Membership to the LPU is the best way to get direct access to Linkin Park and be part of the central meeting place for the LP community. Fans receive membership perks online, at concerts and special events, such as early entry into Linkin Park shows and access to pre-sale tickets. Membership to LPU allows fans into the Linkin Park family by providing them access to the band, merchandise, exclusive music and other offers. To order your LPU membership today, visit www.LPUnderground.com

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