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MUSIC FROM THE HEART TO THE PEOPLE | Since 2008
Independent Label + Music Publisher founded in
Brooklyn, NYC

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From the Vault

A NEW EP FROM KATIE COSTELLO

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Watch "A Beautiful Mystery" - From the Vault's 1st music video


Katie Costello, at the behest of a Buddhist monk, collaborated with Tibetan artist, Tenzin Gocha to put Buddhist mantras to music, among them the Dalai Lama’s Mantra. This collaboration resulted in the REBEL POP Records Special Release of meditation music, the EP, Universal Spread of Compassionate Wisdom. The Dalai Lama’s Mantra music video was released in time for his 81st birthday, July 6, 2016.


Katie Costello | Rebel Pop Singer SongwriteR

MUSIC THAT INSPIRES CONNECTION, GOOD TIMES, AND LETTING your light SHINE.


Katie Costello - Rebel Pop Singer Songwriter, label maker and new world advocate - is a young artist who has already achieved much in her career.

Costello began writing songs in her bedroom on a digital piano at age 13, and soon thereafter began performing them at various clubs in Los Angeles, where this writer first heard her. Although not yet out of high school, she was becoming disillusioned by the homogeneity and insulated nature of Southern California’s suburban world. Consequently, when she turned 18, Costello moved to New York City’s Lower East Side to seek diversity, inspiration, and fulfillment of her dream of making art and music in the creative heart of the Big Apple.

Costello dropped her first full-length album, Kaleidoscope Machine, at the age of 17, leading to her “discovery” by legendary DJ Nic Harcourt of the trendsetting public radio station KCRW. Harcourt had featured her on his show “Today’s Top Tune,” and had this to say about our future superstar: “It’s good to know what one wants to be when one grows up. At 17, Hermosa Beach resident Katie Costello is making her path clear.”

Upon moving to New York, Costello decided against going to college so that she could pursue her art and music full-time. She has performed, composed, produced, and collaborated on many records, including her own discography, comprised of two full-length albums (Kaleidoscope MachineLamplight) and five EPs (The City In MeFollow Your Every BeatImpossible ThingsUniversal Spread of Compassionate Wisdom, Rebel Pop Singer Songwriter); as well as numerous singles, including her latest, “New World.” Her artistry has continued to evolve with every new release, while always staying true to her mantra: classic songwriting, authentic musicality featuring piano and guitar, raw emotion, and honest lyrics.

When she’s not songwriting, recording, and performing, she’s practicing yoga and meditation at Bodhisattva Yoga in Park Slope, Brooklyn, which keeps her looking, feeling, and creating at her best. She credits the studio’s founder, Vivekan, as a constant source of inspiration and motivation behind her music. In fact, she and Vivekan founded REBEL POP Records, which now serves as the home for Costello’s musical catalog.

Her music has been featured in various television shows, including Private Practice, Pretty Little Liars, Switched at Birth, Vampire Diaries, One Tree Hill, 90210, Home and Away, and Rookie Blue, as well as on such films as Brooklyn Brothers Beat the Best, Craigslist Joe, Never and others. In addition, Costello is a contributing songwriter on many other artists’ projects. Her music has also been featured in such prominent publications as Vogue, Teen Vogue, Marie Claire, BlackBook, Paste and Billboard, to name a few.

You can find a review of her current release, Rebel Pop Singer Songwriter, by clicking here.  For more information about this future superstar, check out her website and her Facebook page, follow her on Twitter and Instagram, and definitely subscribe to her YouTube channel.

-LA Music Critic, Indie Voice Blog, January 2016

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"KATIE COSTELLO IS A TRUE REBEL SINGER-SONGWRITER"

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Singles Collection

Katie's Singles (Individual Songs) Collection now available on iTunes

LP Collection

Katie's LP (Long Play) Collection - 2 Full-Length Albums now available on iTunes

Ep Collection

Katie's EP (Extended Play) Collection - 5 Concept Releases now available on iTunes

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ABOUT US


REBEL POP Records is an Independent Label + Music Publisher [REBEL POP Songs (BMI)] founded by Rebel Pop Singer Songwriter, Katie Costello, and Vivekan - who brings to the label his years of experience working in Entertainment PR under Fran Curtis of Rogers & Cowan, Film Production and Development working under Bob Weinstein and Cary Granat of Dimension/Miramax Films, along with his tenure at EMI-Capitol Music Group, N.A.

The mission of REBEL POP Records is to bring quality popular music from the heart of sincere Artists, straight to music fans all over the world.

REBEL POP Records wishes to see the dawning of a new era where Artists are free to be themselves, their rights and interests protected, and with plentiful, unobstructed opportunities to share their musical gift with the world.
 

ABOUT US


REBEL POP Records is an Independent Label + Music Publisher [REBEL POP Songs (BMI)] founded by Rebel Pop Singer Songwriter, Katie Costello, and Vivekan - who brings to the label his years of experience working in Entertainment PR under Fran Curtis of Rogers & Cowan, Film Production and Development working under Bob Weinstein and Cary Granat of Dimension/Miramax Films, along with his tenure at EMI-Capitol Music Group, N.A.

The mission of REBEL POP Records is to bring quality popular music from the heart of sincere Artists, straight to music fans all over the world.

REBEL POP Records wishes to see the dawning of a new era where Artists are free to be themselves, their rights and interests protected, and with plentiful, unobstructed opportunities to share their musical gift with the world.
 

VIVEKAN & Katie Costello of REBEL POP Records

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rebel pop records | Special Release

Listen to the "Dalai Lama's Mantra" set to music for the first time!

 
 

Track Listing:

1 Dalai Lama's Mantra

2 Mik Tse Ma (Lama Tsongkhapa)

3 Manjushri's Mantra

Bonus Track: Manjushri's Mantra (Dance Version)

This music was made with the motivation to spread the Buddha's teachings of compassion, love and wisdom throughout the world.

In keeping with this motivation, an intention behind this project is to inspire easterners and westerners, young and old alike, to recite these mantras, and to have an appreciation of their meaning.

Further, it is my wish to provide access to these holy mantras in a widely appealing manner. In this way, one and all are benefited.

These recordings feature mantras that lie at the heart of the Buddhist tradition and the mantras themselves capture the essence of the great beings they praise, like His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama.

Reciting these mantras with the altruistic spirit to see others free from suffering and come to lasting happiness is said to bring about extraordinary effects.

The First Printing of 1,000 CDs are being donated to DNKL - Tibetan Buddhist Center for Universal Peace, under the spiritual guidance of monks from Sera Mey Monastery, in the tradition of the Dalai Lama.

Very special thanks to Tenzin Gocha for his beautiful musical and vocal contributions along with the great joy that this trans-continental collaboration (myself in Brooklyn and Gocha in Singapore) brought me. I am grateful to his warm nature, melodies, instrumentation and performances that capture the musical spirit of Tibet.

The inception, development and consummation of this project was only possible due to the immeasurable kindness, inspiration and support of my most venerable friend, Vivekan - the founder of Bodhisattva Yoga and REBEL POP Records - who executive produced this EP, and opened my heart and mind to the Buddha's teachings.

Bringing it full circle, since Bodhisattva Yoga was where my relationship with the altruistic spirit began, I will end this description with Vivekan's special Bodhisattva Yoga Dedication - which concisely captures the ultimate aim behind this music:

May all beings be free from fear, pain and suffering. May all come quickly to health, laughter, joy, prosperity and Supreme Enlightenment. May I help this be so.

May the good arising as a result of producing this disc and these songs serve as a source of the long life of H.H. the Dalai Lama, along with my teachers, the preservation of the living Dharma, and the liberation of all beings.

-Katie Costello, Brooklyn, NY, July 3, 2015