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Jul 11, 2011

Rockin’ in the New World – Now Available

RethinkPopMusic’s close friend, author Bob Tulipan, has written an awesome book that serves as a guide and tool for ALL talented artists that wish to make a career in the music industry. Do yourself a favor and pick up this book now! You can get it here at Barnes & Noble or on Amazon etc… (google it!) RPM will be providing a full review shortly, in the meantime, check out the book’s webpage!

Rockin' the the New World Book Cover

iTunes, the Internet, ProTools and the decline of the big labels are just a few of the changes that have created the greatest shift in the music industry in decades. Today, musicians need to know how the business operates more than ever in order to make it big. So how do you reach as many people as possible and set your band apart from all others—and how do you protect yourself in this rapidly changing industry?

Now committed, talented artists can learn from an industry insider how to successfully hone and protect their music and financial interests. In this book that’s both a field guide and an artistic coaching session, Bob Tulipan reveals what he’s learned in more than three decades as a manager, promoter, and entrepreneur about making rock ‘n’ roll dreams come true. He interviewed people in bands from around the world gathering their questions and concerns about the business and then posed them to experts in the traditional, DIY, and evolving digital  industry.

How do you figure out band roles, responsibilities, and money issues before conflicts arise and your band implodes? How do you build relationships with your audience, go about the songwriting and song selection process or developing your image and web presence? Get booked, create a buzz, and draw a crowd? Build brand awareness and public loyalty with the products you develop? Generate revenue outside the Major Label Model or obtain a deal with a record company? Make money in the lucrative area of publishing and licensing? Put together an Executive team, from a lawyer to a manager? The answers to these questions and many more can be found right here.

Tulipan also includes invaluable resources; links; an interactive website as well as templates for tour budgets, royalty breakdowns, and money management systems; and sample artist, management, recording, agency, and publishing contracts.

It’s all about the music you make, but why not make it wisely and successfully?

Oct 30, 2010

The Chaotic Good Release Debut EP ‘Synesthetic’ on RethinkPopMusic

The Chaotic Good will be releasing their debut EP titled Synesthetic on RethinkPopMusic on 10/30/10.  The EP can be downloaded for free at

The Chaotic Good, formed by Jake Carpenter out of Lexington, KY in early 2010 is rapidly becoming a household name in the world of electronic music. TCG have produced over a dozen remixes and have consistently been at the top of the Hype Machine charts. TCG have won multiple remix competitions, including the Dim Mak/Heineken remix challenge and have spun with acts such as DJ Jazzy Jeff, The Cool Kids, Le Castle Vania, Twelves and D.I.M. TCG are currently playing shows across the country with monthly showcases in New York City, Chicago, Lexington, Louisville, and St. Louis. Touring with an 8 foot tall, 600 pound robotic statue, its obvious to the audience when TCG are in the building. The Chaotic Good was featured on Myspace music and Heineken’s websites in September and will be featured in Computer Music magazine in early 2011.

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The Synesthetic Tour

Sep 15, 2010

The Yes Way premiere video on The Deli + play Bowery Electric on 09.16.

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The Yes Way – currently our Deli Artist of the month – play an interesting hybrid of art rock, alt rock and indie pop. NYC scene follwers may be familiar with the voice and the guitar style of Aaron Mendelsohn, who was involved with the NYC pop band Xylos. The band doesn’t have an official EP out but they do have a video of the single “Mets”, directed by Daniel Marks. They also just announced 3 CMJ shows – one of them will be a Deli party at The Delancey on October 19. you can catch them live on 09.16 at the Bowery Electric.

The Yes Way – “Mets” from RethinkPopMusic on Vimeo.

Sep 13, 2010

Invited: RethinkPopMusic Anniversary Party

Please allow us to begin by thanking everyone who voted for The Yes Way making them The Deli Magazine’s Artist of the Month!

We are also incredibly excited to announce that RethinkPopMusic will be hosting our 1 Year Anniversary Party in association with The Audio Perv and Rock Pit at Bowery Electric on Thursday, September 16th.

This is a private event and a very limited number of tickets are available for the true fans of our artists. Please purchase the ticket of your favorite act at

The lineup below features the actual set times and The Chaotic Good will be spinning between sets and then will play an all original live set at Midnight!

8:30pm | The Front Bottoms |
9:15pm | The Vanguard |
10:15pm | The Yes Way |
11:15pm | Ambassadors |
Midnight | The Chaotic Good |

RethinkPopMusic will also be hosting two official CMJ showcases this year on Thursday October 21st at Spike Hill and Friday October 22nd at Crash Mansion. Full details coming soon!

Thanks again for your continued support, without you none of this would be possible. And be sure to support our awesome artists at our

Feb 13, 2010

RethinkPopMusic Presents: Ambassadors, The Yes Way, Fugitive Souls, Emily Long and Dinosaur Bones – The Village Voice

A little RPM love over at The Village Voice camp. Reposted from:

“Five bucks, five bands, free booze” RSVP at to enter for only $5 and get a FREE download! RethinkPopMusic’s youngest band Ambassadors, is excited to announce that they are back and stronger than ever after a 2009 full of adversity. Ambassadors’ keyboardist (Casey Harris), who has been blind since birth, had to have a kidney transplant (from his mother) last November. The kidney disorder wasn’t discovered until he was a senior in high school and little is known about the disease because the correlation with vision loss is EXTREMELY rare. However, have no fear! Casey is back to 110% and the time off allowed Ambassadors to incorporate some new instruments into their already outstanding live show. The showcase at Santos Party House on 02/18 will be Ambassadors first since taking 3 months off following a very successful UK Tour and CMJ Showcase. RSVP and RethinkPopMusic will email you a secret link to download their first single “Tropisms” which was featured on mtvU The Freshman. Their self titled debut EP is slated for an early summer release.


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