VH1 Greenlights New Talent Series With Linda Perry

VH1 has picked up a new reality competition series with singer/songwriter Linda Perry at the helm.

Slated to premiere next Summer (2014), "The Linda Perry Project" will follow Perry as she finds and mentors a group of aspiring recording artists and musicians.

"With the premiere of VH1′s “The Linda Perry Project” (working title), this music heavyweight opens the doors to her Hollywood studio for the first time ever as she works to re-launch her record label and mentor a talented group of young artists – one (or more) of whom she plans to sign to her label. “The Linda Perry Project” premieres Summer 2014 on VH1," reports VH1. "She will test these up-and-coming artists like never before, not only in studio, but on stage at some of Hollywood’s most venerated music venues. She doesn’t pull punches or mince words – there is no room for egos here. Her goal is to find the ‘next big thing’ and help them reach their full potential. But the biggest stakes may be for Perry herself as she aims to make her newest endeavor a success."

Perry is best known for her work, composing and producing hit songs, for Pink, Gwen Stefani, Celine Dion, Alicia Keys and Christina Aguilera.

“I am really excited about working on this show with VH1,” said Linda Perry. “The network has given me the opportunity to showcase music in a way I’ve never seen on any TV show. My career has been awesome; I’ve worked with some true superstars – but it’s a totally different feeling to take an unknown, unsigned, raw artist and help them find their voice and define who they are. The feeling is indescribable and it’s one of the reasons I love doing what I do.”