Panic! at the Disco lead singer Brendon Urie did more than just rock the stage during the 2015 Shorty Awards Monday night. Prior to belting out two songs (“Miss Jackson” and “Hallelujah”) from the band's upcoming album, the 28-year-old rocker hit the red carpet to share advice with fans -- specifically his social media-loving fans.
The avid Vine user explained to International Business Times the tips he had for media mavens interested in creating content through the short-form video app, which was founded in 2012.
“When musicians are using it it’s like a shot of them on tour, which is always fun. It’s a little different than singing live. But it gives insight, which is cool,” Urie said. Prior to attending the seventh annual Shorty Awards, Urie posted a clip of him and his band practicing for their performance. The clip has since received more than 14,000 likes and nearly 600,000 loops.
But according to the singer, he didn’t originally create a Vine account to promote his singing.
“I started Vine trying to copy all my favorite comedians,” he admitted, adding that after a while he decided to be a little more creative with his time. Instead of duplicating his favorite comedy acts, Urie became the comic himself. Viewers can see the performer's sidesplitting routines sprinkled throughout his Vine account.
“So I think the original thing works out a little better, as long as you’re not trying to copy someone straight up, because that just sucks. Do some original stuff. That’s my advice,” he told IBTimes.