VH1’s New Reality Star Linda Perry on Finding Raw Talent: ‘I Can Help Them Go to the Next Level’ (Video)

The songwriter offers a glimpse into her life and career during Wrap Q&A about her new series, “Make or Break: The Linda Perry Project”

Linda Perry steps out from behind-the-scenes with her new series “Make or Break: The Linda Perry Project” on VH1 with a singular goal in mind: to help find and develop raw talent.  TheWrap sat down for a live Q&A with the music mogul to discuss the upcoming series and the 18 aspiring artists Perry will mentor.

Perry made it quite clear she’s a bonafide solo artist.  Out of everyone in the music business (living or dead), one fan asked who Perry would want to collaborate with and why.  Instead of thinking through the never-ending list of musicians from the present or from past decades, Perry answered: “I would say, I would want to work with myself.  And that is the truth.” So good luck to any artist out there with a desire to work with her.

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If you were holding out hope for another solo album from Perry, you might have to wait a little bit longer. She says she’s “missing that connection from [herself], musically” and apparently “needs to discover who [she] is right now” before she can release another CD.

Perry will open her studio to 18 unsigned musicians she handpicked from across the nation.  Aside from working one-on-one with the legend herself, the up-and-coming artists will be tested on their music ability so they can reach their full potential as artists.   Perry hopes to sign the best musician to her record label. As she puts it, “I see little things about them that I feel like if I could tweak a little bit, I can help them go to the next level.”

Watch the exclusive video above, and be sure to catch the series premiere of “Make or Break: The Linda Perry Project” tonight at 10/9c on VH1.