Music & Idle No More: RPM on CBC's The Current


On today's edition of The Current, three members of the RPM crew spoke with guest host Duncan McCue about music and the Idle No More revolution.

"Does every revolution have a soundtrack?". We know it does—and it was an honour to discuss RPM, revolution, music along with the recent release of our Songs for Life compilations: Volume 1 and Volume 2.

LISTEN: Stream the panel discussion on CBC here.

Idle No More: Does Every Revolution have a Soundtrack? - January 25, 2013

The ideas of the Idle No More protests may nor may not catch on, but some of the music it's inspired is already part of a new aboriginal songbook. With Idle No More protesters calling for a Global Day of Action on Monday to mark the return of the House of Commons, we chat with three Indigenous artists behind the Idle No More soundtrack.


Indigenous Afterdark: Around the Sun - One Year Celebration


It's hard to believe that it's already been a year since we launched RPM - and we've got nothing but love for everyone who has supported us and helped us grow. Now it's time to celebrate!

This month marks our first full revolution around the sun here at RPM, and all of our fans—and the incredible Indigenous artists across Turtle Island (and beyond!)—have been keeping us moving and inspired since day one. In anticipation of our anniversary (for the record, an anniversary is a colonial thing), we've teamed up with the 2012 Vancouver Indigenous Media Arts Festival to bring you Indigenous Afterdark: Around the Sun!

Indigenous Afterdark: Around the Sun also marks the one year celebration of Westcoast Indian Country faves Skookum Sound System, who are on the evening's entertainment bill alongside 2008 Vancouver DMC Champion DJ Krisp, Mob Bounce, and DJ Annashay, plus some very special, surprise guests that we're extremely happy to have out! Come and celebrate with us!

Vancouver, Unceded Coast Salish Territories is playing host to amazing Indigenous talent, and we're proud to be a partner in delivering this next level programming with the VIMAFIA.

The RPM/Skookum One Year Celebration will be held Saturday, November 10th at the VIMAF Festival Lounge and Cinema (W2 Media Cafe) at 111 West Hastings Street in Vancouver. Doors open at 9pm for VIMAF's Indigenous Music Video Program, presented by RPM. For more information on their program of events, please visit


The Skookum Sound System and One Year Celebration Saturday, November 10, 2012 Vancouver, Unceded Coast Salish Territories FEATURING: Skookum Sound | DJ Krisp | Mob Bounce | DJ Annashay  | ++Very Special Surprise Guests

Hosted by RPM's very own Ostwelve.

Doors @ 9pm. Tickets for Indigenous Afterdark can be found online here:


Also, when you buy a VIMAF Festival Pass ($49 early bird, $59 advance, $69 at door) you receive:

Opening Gala tickets 6 additional Features Program screening events 1 VIMAF Conference Pass 1 Ticket to A Tribe Called Red at Fortune Sound Club 1 Ticket to Indigenous Afterdark: Around the Sun 20% off all VIMAF Festival merchandise Total Value: $135+

Available here:

See you there!

DOWNLOAD: The RPM Launch Party Mixtape


In celebration of our official public launch, here's a fresh new mixtape that compiles some of our favourite tracks submitted to RPM.

So tune in, listen up and enjoy the free music.

And hychga siem to everyone for being a part of—and for supporting—this celebration of Indigenous music culture!

RPM Official Launch Party Mixtape [Download]

RPM Launch - October 2011 by RPMfm

RPM x Sharks+Hammers Logo T-Shirts


Want to represent Indigenous music culture in style? RPM logo tees are now available!

These limited edition shirts feature the classic RPM logo printed on black Sharks+Hammers t-shirts. Available in Men's S-XXL (next time we'll do a run of women's tees as well!).

Order yours now - and send us a pic once you're rockin' it!


RPM: The Official Launch Party


After three months of beta phase, Revolutions Per Minute will officially launch on October 25, 2011. You'll see new features here, and if you're in Vancouver, BC, you'll see us partying at The Media Club.

Come and celebrate RPM and Indigenous music culture with a FREE concert!

Hosted by our very own Ostwelve, the night will feature performances by Haida duo Sister Says, Squamish Nation hip-hop artist Discreet Da Chosen 1 and all-female rockers Vancougar.

Tuesday, October 25, 2011 The Media Club 395 Cambie Street, Vancouver BC Coast Salish Territories Doors at 7pm. Show at 8pm. NO COVER.

RPM merch giveaways all night long!

RSVP and invite your friends on Facebook: - The Official Launch Party. We hope to see you there!