Mike Shinoda “Open Door” Remix Challenge

Win over $2,000
worth of prizes

BeatStars has teamed up with Mike Shinoda (of Linkin Park) and premier audio production company, Harman Audio, to bring you an all new remix challenge! Read the full list of rules for the chance to win over $3,000 worth of prizes!

About Mike Shinoda

Mike Shinoda is a songwriter, performer, record producer, film composer and visual artist with a B.A. in illustration and Doctorate of Humane Letters from Art Center College of Design. He is best known as co-lead vocalist for multi-platinum Grammy-Award winning rock band, Linkin Park.

In 2005, Shinoda launched his first solo project, Fort Minor, releasing The Rising Tied to critical acclaim and the single “Where’d You Go,” which hit #4 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. In June 2018, Shinoda released his second solo effort, Post Traumatic. The album garnered critical raves and unanimous acclaim, earning praise from the likes of NPR, GQ, Forbes, Billboard, Rolling Stone, Complex, The Daily Show with Trevor Noah, and The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon.


Grand Prize Winner

Mike Shinoda Prizes

  • Winning remix added to the “Open Door” digital single as a B-side
  • Feature the winner on Mike Shinoda’s BeatStars page
  • Feature the winner on Mike Shinoda’s social media

Harman Audio Prizes

  • JBL 705P Monitors ($999) + AKG Pro K712 PRO Headphones ($399)

BeatStars Prizes

  • One free year of BeatStars Professional plan
  • Custom Pro Page Design
  • $100 worth of BeatStars Merchandise
  • $200 worth of BeatStars Advertising credit
  • Winner blasted on BeatStars Socials + announced to the BeatStars community via email
  • BeatStars Live Interview session

Second Place Winner

Harman Audio Prizes

  • JBL 308P MkII Monitors ($498) + K612 PRO Headphones ($179)

Third Place Winner

Harman Audio Prizes

  • Place: JBL 104-BT Monitors ($179) + K175 Headphones ($49)

The Beat

The Acapella

the rules

  • Download the “Open Door” Acapella. The BPM is 92, Key is E Minor
  • Follow Mike Shinoda (@mikeshinoda) on BeatStars
  • Make a song using the “Open Door” Acapella, in whatever style you would like.
  • Upload the finished song to your BeatStars account as a "Not For Sale" Song and add Mike Shinoda as a collaborator on the track.
  • After posting on BeatStars, submit your finished song.
  • Optional: Upload your song to your Instagram account and tag @m_shinoda #opendoorremixchallenge
  • Read full Terms & Conditions