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...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...
-Robert Leggett, Indie Voice Blog - Future Women in Entertainment: Katie Costello, New World Advocate

 
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Unclear Magazine Interview

From writing songs as a way of therapy to making her first album at the young age of seventeen, this next artist is one to look out for. Katie Costello creates "rebel-pop anthems" for everyone and anyone who needs it. In our exclusive interview you can learn how she created her latest EP, New World, and more! Be sure to keep up to date with Katie Costello on her social medias and check out her music wherever you can listen!

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Popstar! Magazine Peremieres New Video "Hearts on Fire"

Katie Costello sets Hearts On Fire with her music and honestly, we are here for it. Rebel Pop Records artist and co-founder Katie Costello has a new and fresh vision for modern pop music. With her anthemic slabs of pop positivity, tracks like “New World” burst at the seams with the kind of upbeat open-mindedness that a world currently in turmoil needs.

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Modern Vinyl - Tracklisted

In advance of an October full length, Brooklyn-based Katie Costello dropped the New World EP earlier this summer, a thoroughly charming mix of toe-tappin’ anthems and present day anxieties. The title track and opener hits the latter the hardest, Costello and friends in search of better days amongst increased fear and anger.

And in the Tracklisted tradition, check out what inspired Costello in the recording of New World.

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HuffPost Exclusive Video Preview of Katie Costello’s “A Beautiful Mystery”

Katie Costello, the singer/songwriter and co-founder of Rebel Pop Records, has been creating positively infectious (and infectiously positive) music for nearly a decade. Costello’s work has attracted critical acclaim for years and her unique voice has drawn comparisons to Ingrid Michaelson and Regina Spektor. The name of her record label is also the label she puts on her music. “It’s ‘rebel’ because I’m the artist, composer, music publisher, and record label—doing it authentically and independently,” Costello explains. “It’s ‘pop’ because it’s feel good music that is intended for everyone.”

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The New Nine Interviews Katie Costello

Katie Costello has an otherworldly vibe about her. Her voice has been compared to Ingrid Michaelson and Regina Spektor. She has such a unique vision and way of looking at music and her new EP “New World” is unique and interesting.

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WPGM Recommends: Katie Costello – New World (EP Review)

Katie Costello. A Californian queen with an upbeat pop star message to share into the dismal heartbreak of modern life. Costello has been writing since she was just thirteen years old, injecting hope, happiness and diversity into every track she produces.

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Trendsetters Magazine Review of "New World"

Brooklyn-based pop artist Katie Costello has taken the music world by storm with the release of her new EP, New World... The EP is full of what could be called pop positivity. The title track offers positive lyrics that bring forth a whole lot of truth. Put it together with the upbeat tune and Costello’s soothing vocals and you’ve got the perfect mix! New World serves for the perfect motivational anthem to get you on your feet and making a difference, just as Costello exclaims through the song.

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Thinking Lyrically Review: Katie Costello – New World EP

A trio of delights, New World is a great EP from Costello who can make melody and can craft a chorus like no one else. I am not going to pick a favourite as all three tracks are made perfectly, the three work together, these songs are just right, go listen to them as soon as you can.

Music Existence - EP Review. Katie Costello: New World

Katie Costello’s EP New World is a most impressive pop record. While most top 40 songstresses sing about romantic relationships, crushes, and breakups, Costello turns her attention to real world matters and it is akin to drinking a refreshing glass of lemonade on a sweltering hot day. It’s just what you need and it feels good.

Idobi.com - Video Premiere: Build a “New World” with Katie Costello

With the state of the world today, we need to stand together to make changes, and we need music that remind us we can get through this. Katie Costello’s “New World” is just the song we need, and the video drives home an important message.

AXS.com - Premiere: Katie Costello debuts single 'New World' ahead of upcoming EP

Singing positive pop-anthems is what Katie Costello enjoys about writing and playing music. Her premiere single with AXS, "New World" is a testament to that positivity. Her music is already well-loved by fans and industry tastemakers, including hit reviews from Interview Magazine, Paste, and many others.

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LA Music Critic Awards - "From the Vault" Wins Best Female EP

Indie Voice Blog and the LA Music Critic Awards announce that Katie Costello's latest EP "From the Vault" is the 2016 winner for Best Female EP...

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"Women and Success" - Interview with Kiara Blanchette

Katie Costello is a singer, songwriter, and co-founder of REBEL POP Records. Katie started working on her first album Kaleidoscope Machine at only 15 years old, which was released after she turned 17...

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DIGITAL TOUR BUS - Katie Costello's Tour tips

In this Tour Tips segment, the pop artist, Katie Costello, gives you her tips for being on tour. You can check out the feature...

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Wolf in a Suit - New Indie Queens of Music

Katie Costello’s “Beautiful mystery” is the leading single from her latest release, “From the Vault” (a collection of tracks that were almost never heard) – isn’t [it] crazy that this song almost didn’t reach our thankful ears, it’s a beautiful pop track that feels like a marvelous ride to the unknown and to the yet to be discovered which to me sounds like a perfect afternoon track. -Wolf in a Suit - New Indie Queens of Music

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The NU - KATIE COSTELLO IS A "BEAUTIFUL MYSTERY"

Katie Costello brings to life the inner rebel that we all have inside of us. She was born and raised in Southern California and quickly felt the suffocation of the “mundane” produced by living in suburbia. Ergo - in tune with her “rebel pop singer songwriter persona” - Costello moved to New York to pursue her dreams of a possibly flourishing and enlightened musical career at only the age of 17! ... Her music is a breath of fresh air and she is utterly true to herself in her lyrics. “Live young and free… This world can be a beautiful mystery,” reminds us all that life is fleeting and our curiosity should meet no bounds. -Isanna Biglands, The Nu - Katie Costello Is A "Beautiful Mystery"

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INDIE VOICE BLOG - INDIE-POP PRINCESS KATIE COSTELLO REVEALS HER MYSTERY

Costello has once again given us music with substance in a world of plastic candy-coated crap that passes for popular music. Indie Voice Blog is proud to highly recommend From the Vault, as well as anything else Costello has ever written, for anyone looking for real music with a message. We can hardly wait for the release of her full length album, and will bring you all the details as soon as we can. -Robert Leggett, Indie Voice Blog - Indie-Pop Princess Katie Costello Reveals Her Mystery

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Rosario Dawson Tweets about Katie Costello's "New World" song and video

More prescient then ever! ...Great song and vid! -Rosario Dawson, on Katie Costello's anthem "New World"

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Live Arena - The mantra of the Dalai Lama in music

For the first time, the mantra of the Dalai Lama was set to music. This is Katie Costello, a young pop singer with the sweet voice, who made this music with Tenzin Gocha in honor of the fourteenth Dalai Lama, the representative of Tibetan Buddhism. All we can say is that it is very soothing and pleasant to listen to, whether you are Buddhist or not. If you seek inner peace, please listen to this music. -Mathilde, Live Arena - The mantra of the Dalai Lama in music

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Indie Voice Blog - Katie Costello Voted "Best Pop/Rock Female Artist" by the LA Music Critic Awards

Through the previous five years of nominations, this has been the most successful and eagerly followed set yet. More than 2,000 fans viewed the nominations and almost 400 of them took the time to vote for their fan favorite or post comments on behalf of their favorite artists. Their feedback was instrumental in helping us choose this year’s winners. -Indie Voice Blog, Katie Costello Voted "Best Pop/Rock Female Artist" by the LA Music Critic Awards

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Bill McKibben Tweets about Katie's "New World" Anthem

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350.org Tweets about Katie's "New World" Music Video

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Indie Voice Blog - Future Women in Entertainment: Katie Costello, New World Advocate

We wanted to start off 2016 with a future Women in Entertainment feature on a young artist who has already achieved much in her career, Katie Costello, singer, songwriter, label maker and new world advocate... 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. -Robert Leggett, Indie Voice Blog - Future Women in Entertainment: Katie Costello, New World Advocate

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Indie Voice Blog - Katie Costello is a true Rebel Singer-Songwriter

After what seems like an eternity, Costello has returned with a new EP that is easily one of the best of 2015. Her new five-track EP, Rebel Pop Singer Songwriter, has been released on a limited basis, but belongs in the hands of every serious music lover... every song delivers its message in a way that few other artists have mastered – from the heart of the writer directly to the heart of the listener. -Robert Leggett, Indie Voice Blog - Katie Costello is a true Rebel Singer-Songwriter

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Filter Magazine - Video Premiere "I Will Surrender"

"A couple years ago, when FILTER tracked down the whereabouts of quirky singer/songwriter, Katie Costello, she was on the verge of dropping her EP, The City In Me. After releasing a full-length in 2011, and then another EP back in May— Follow Your Every Beat (Tiny Tiny Records)—the blue-eyed blondie is popping out yet another EP." -FILTER Magazine - Video Premiere "I Will Surrender"

Vogue.com - Artist Of The Week

"Her second album, Lamplight, is a quirky assortment of carefree summer pop, which, much like Costello herself, seems to make more sense when set against the backdrop of Brooklyn’s tree-lined streets, brownstones, and rustic coffee shops." -Freddie Champion, Vogue.com - Artist Of The Week

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Interview Magazine - Discovery: Katie Costello

Brooklyn-based singer-songwriter Katie Costello has a bone to pick with the other Costello. "Elvis Costello is definitely a fraud—it's totally a stage name," the pixie blonde singer joked, as we chatted one afternoon in early March. "I am the authentic Costello." -Interview Magazine - Discovery: Katie Costello

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Skinnie Magazine - Music Feature

"Los Angeles native Katie Costello stands as a beacon of musical brilliance amidst a faltering and generally mediocre Pop music environment. It would be simple to compare her to someone that is well-known in hopes of trying to gear one's attention that might be acclimated toward a specific type of genre, or group, but that would be a massive disservice to Katie's quirky sensibilities and insanely talented songwriting abilities." -Alex Mendoza, Skinnie Magazine Music Feature: "Old Soul, Bright Future"

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Paste Magazine - Best of What's Next: Katie Costello

"Katie Costello sings and plays the piano and guitar like your average singer-songwriter, but her talent is anything but average. The youthful Los Angeles native has only been making music for a few years and has already cultivated a unique take on an oft-stilted genre." -China Reevers, Paste Magazine - Best of What's Next: Katie Costello

Marie Claire - Music/Movies Radar

"You'll feel the emotional storm brewing in the first few notes of this ambling piano melody. Still, this sprightly pop number is an unexpected shaft of sunlight peeking through spring showers." -Scott Frampton, Marie Claire - Movies/Music Radar

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Teen Vogue - Music Feature

"And with rich, melodic ballads about love, change, and finding yourself, there's little doubt that this 20-year-old's new set of songs will score her just as many accolades." -Teen Vogue - Music Feature March 2011

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BlackBook - March 2011 Issue

"Ignore the sudden sensation of being thrown into an iPod commercial, because the feel-good, piano-heavy melodies on Katie Costello's sophomore album are instantly offset by quirky lyrics and rich, reverberating vocals." -BlackBook March 2011 Issue

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Campus Circle - Review Of "Lamplight"

"She is dedicated to creating quality music... Songwriting is her therapy, and Lamplight is an album that communicates her very private emotions about loneliness in a strange city, her attempts at finding herself and her struggle with feeling inadequate." -Campus Circle Review of "Lamplight"

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Blogcritics - Review Of "The City In Me" EP

"Much like her 2008 debut Kaleidoscope Machine, Costello’s songs are anchored by strong melodies. They meander unpredictably at times, always maintaining interest, but are grounded by her pop classicist instincts. With a vocal style that eschews showiness, her dry delivery matches the uncluttered, sparse arrangements of her songs. Never overproduced nor mired in trendy technology, this music could’ve been recorded decades ago... Loaded with more emotive vocals and her customarily thoughtful lyrics, the album will undoubtedly please existing fans while earning her many new ones." -Blogcritics - Review of "The City In Me" EP

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BILLBOARD.COM - KATIE COSTELLO KEYS UP WEEZER

"The 20 year-old may be young enough to be Rivers Cuomo's daughter, but she is already an accomplished artist." -Jessica Letkemann, Billboard.com Mashup Mondays - Katie Costello Keys Up Weezer

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WILD HONEY PIE - REVIEW OF "THE CITY IN ME" EP

"Just under 20 minutes, the EP shows her emerging timeless and angelic voice. Each song presents a melancholy beauty that is perfectly accompanied by Costello’s thought provoking lyrics." -Ilana Kaplan, Katie Costello's The City In Me - EP

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CMJ - Music Feature "The Only Living Girl In New York"

"Costello’s music, while pop-y and upbeat at times, possesses the soul of quirky indie and the instrumentation of rock. Her second album, Lamplight, is full of songs of a similarly genre-defying nature." -Keyana Stevens, CMJ Music Feature "The Only Living Girl In New York"

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KCRW: Today's Top Tune - Katie Costello's Kaleidoscope Machine

"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." -Nic Harcourt, KCRW - "Kaleidoscope Machine" On Today's Top Tune

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Sennheiser - Katie Costello Winner of "My Song Contest"

Microphone manufacturer Sennheiser has named 18-year-old Katie Costello as the grand-prize winner of its first “My Song Contest,” which was created to recognize the songwriting talents of high-school students across the nation. "Costello is already armed with an incredible amount of talent and star power, which will surely pay off as she makes her way into the music industry." -Sennheiser Announces Winners Of "My Song Contest"

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THE INDEPENDENT MUSIC AWARDS Nominee Spotlight - FOLK/SINGER-SONGWRITER SONG & ALBUM

"In my eyes, being successful is achieving independence, happiness and creative glory without having compromised any concept of oneself." -Katie Costello, The Independent Music Awards Spotlight

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Paste Magazine - "Inside Out" featured in November Paste Sampler Issue 58

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Easy Reader - Songbird: A 17-year-old Hermosa songstress takes flight

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Easy Reader - Local student takes bite of Big Apple music scene