Paramore takes charge of their destiny, splitting from long time label Atlantic Records

Paramore say it best “The discovery of music was always meant to be romantic”

Paramore has officially called it quits with Atlantic Records, making a bold move towards independence and asserting their enduring presence.

As if that’s not enough, they’ve picked up the coveted role of Ambassadors for Record Store Day 2024.

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Paramore dropped the following statement:

“After a long career in the music industry we have decided to announce that… we are going to continue to have a long career in the music industry (sorry for any inconvenience).

Our first order of business as a freshly independent Paramore is to shine a light on independent records stores — a vital part of our journey from music obsessed school friends to professional music makers. With that being said, we are humbled to be your Ambassadors for Record Store Day 2024. The timing feels kismet.

The discovery of music was always meant to be romantic.

Indie record shops are some of the only spaces we’ve got that offer a tangible, tactile experience of music discovery. In this world that feels more disconnected and hostile than ever, it feels important to remain in touch (literally) with what inspires us, empowers us, or simply brings us joy.

Thankfully, for all our sakes, there still survives among the chaos, the purity and radical simplicity of a great record store.

Independently yours, Paramore.”

Fans had their panic moment when Paramore wiped their social media, canceled gigs, and pulled down the website.

But fear not, it was just a symbolic move marking the end of their recording deal.

These guys are still in the game, recently dropping a cover of ‘Burning Down The House‘ for a Talking Heads tribute album.

Most recently, their track ‘This Is Why’ clinched the Best Rock Album at the Grammys – a historic win as the first female-fronted act to bag that accolade.