After two years of Monthly Mix-Up competitions on the LPA, we've decided that it's time to temporarily retire the MMU's (to keep them fresh) and create something completely different to further engage the fan-base, giving our viewers the chance to express their true talents. Therefore, we are pleased to announce: LPA Playback Inspired by the recent LPU Sessions contests, we are encouraging the musicians on our website to write, and record their own original music for potential feature on our website. You may either write and record a song as a solo artist, or collaborate together as a team with other LPAers to submit your song. The only thing that's important is that it is all original, is not a remix of another artist's music or a cover, and is your OWN work. There are plenty of bands or artists out there who are Linkin Park fans and who have made their own music either together or as an artist, but do not do remixes. With LPA Playback we hope to change that, and give notice to some of the original music currently happening within the Linkin Park fanbase. What makes this very different from the MMUs is that there will be no theme. You can be an EDM artist, Hiphop artist, rock band, jazz band...anything! We just want to hear YOU. You may submit the audio via YouTube, or Soundcloud. YouTube videos can either be a static image with audio, or a self produced music video. The only thing we ask is that somewhere on the YouTube video page or Soundcloud page, in a VERY noticeable place [i.e. title, image etc], you put mention of LPA Playback and link to our website so other people can discover this contest. We hope to have this become as successful as the Monthly Mix-Ups were, and something that we can continue to repeat every month. For those of you who looked forward to MMU's every month, do not worry. They will return in time, and with a whole new theme when the time is right. They are not gone forever! As of posting this, the competition is officially open and will be running until August 31st. Good luck to all, and we hope to hear some brilliant entries! The winners of the July MMU will be announced within a few hours.