DOMINIONATED is an independent collective of music enthusiasts committed to conversations about what it means to create and consume music made within the geopolitical area of Turtle Island referred to as “Canada”. Our editorial approach focuses on responding to music versus reporting on it, aiming to amplify and celebrate music that may otherwise go unacknowledged, specifically music made by BIPOC and 2SLGBTQIA+ artists who have historically been marginalized by the music industry and media.
Since its inception in 2016, DOMINIONATED’s website, podcasts, newsletter, and social media streams have been spaces where volunteer writers and producers express their appreciation and admiration of (and on occasion consternation with) Canada’s diverse musical past, present, and future.
Music creators from across Canada are welcome to share their work with our team through our online submission form. Our writers may choose to cover submitted music via one or more of our spaces or write about their own musical discoveries. No matter how we find it, the intention in sharing music through DOMINIONATED’s spaces is always the same: to celebrate creativity and diversity, foster communities of mutual respect, and engage in conversations that redefine and re-contextualize the concept of “Canadian music.”