Brendon Urie Talks New Panic! Music

Brendon Urie of Panic! at the Disco talked with Entertainment Weekly:

When we have the two-a-days, I don’t leave. I stay there and work on music and tour ideas. I’ll watch a movie and write lyrics or whatever. It’s definitely bizarre. There’s no way I can’t let some of the Broadway production seep into it. That’s something that’s Panic! always done, we’ve always wanted to create that production show, just mimicking Cirque du Soleil and Broadway shows, so I think that’s going to continue and only get better now that I’ve had some hands-on experience with it. I can’t wait for a live show and an album. I think it’s just going to be a lot of fun.

Twitter Apparently Suspends Music Accounts Over Track List Leak

Brooklyn Vegan:

Twitter accounts for The FADER, Pigeons & Planes, 2DopeBoyz, and HipHop-N-More all appeared as suspended simultaneously today. Navjosh, editor of HipHop-N-More, explained that the suspensions were because Atlantic Records filed complaints with Twitter after the sites posted the track list to Young Thug’s new album, Beautiful Thugger Girls, before its release.

This is absurd if true.

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Commonweather Release New EP; Debut New Video

Commonweather released their new EP, Nausea, last Friday. The EP was produced by Sam Pura of the Panda Studios (The Story So Far, Basement, State Champs) and the band’s sound is described as 90’s grunge meets early 00’s emo with a slight pop edge that is perfect for fans of bands like Turnover, Balance and Composure, and Trophy Eyes. You can check out the music on iTunes, Spotify, and Bandcamp.

The music video for the first single “Reverie” is now up on YouTube.

Lorde Tops the Charts

Lorde has the number one album in the country this week:

The set, which was released on June 16 through Lava/Republic Records, earned 109,000 equivalent album units in the week ending June 22, according to Nielsen Music. Of that sum, 82,000 were in traditional album sales.

Reports: Pandora CEO Tim Westergren Plans to Step Down

Peter Kafka, writing for Recode:

Pandora co-founder and CEO Tim Westergren plans to step down as the streaming music company’s leader, according to people familiar with the company’s plans.

Pandora hasn’t selected a replacement for Westergren, sources say; he will likely stay on at the company he founded 17 years ago until a new CEO is in place.