Web3 music company Secret Garden is joining forces with musician-artist Mike Shinoda (cofounder of Linkin Park) on a new endeavour in the NFT space. Shinoda, who recently came on board as a platform advisor, will also release a new NFT project with Secret Garden. Titled Windchime, it is a one-of-a-kind music collectable that emphasizes a visual experience alongside the interactive music player, immersing the users in a curated journey. The customizable NFT music-and-art release will mint on Secret Garden’s uniquely interactive platform on October 12, 2022. This will be Shinoda’s first-ever Ethereum collection.

Fans become Shinoda collaborators thanks to the intriguing, interactive Bouquet music player, which helps them create their own Windchime track using 24 new musical stems from Shinoda. Starting October 12, they can purchase their creation, which comes with an exclusive visual (a rare art piece designed by Shinoda), as their own proprietary NFT.

The experience is optimized for both NFT vets and newcomers who want to participate in and own a piece of Shinoda’s latest project.

Mike Shinoda, photo by Frank Maddocks

Secret Garden’s co-founder Victor Wang shares:

“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 comments as follows:

“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.”

Shinoda recently joined Secret Garden as the platform’s first Advisor. No stranger to the NFT/web3 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. Windchime is Shinoda’s first Ethereum collection and will introduce his existing Ziggurats community on Tezos to the Ethereum blockchain.

Eric Gao and Victor Wang, photo by Victor Wang

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