“The rare scholars who are nomads-by-choice are essential to the intellectual welfare of the settled disciplines.”
– Benoit Mandlebrot
REDEFINE magazine began in May 2004, in Seattle, Washington, as a music and culture magazine. With an ideological motto of “fighting the independent fight,” REDEFINE focused on highlighting and promoting non-major label releases and a DIY mentality. Many musicians and artists witnessed their first press coverage in our publication, and the body of arts coverage compiled from 2004 and 2011 was broad-ranging, non-genre-specific, and fairly democratic, with writers from around the country providing input on the type of coverage that inspired them most. Since REDEFINE’s inception, however, the music industry has changed immensely, with hierarchical systems of distribution and narrow-minded categorizations becoming increasingly irrelevant.
Without sacrificing our artistic integrity, open solicitation policy, or model for democratic arts coverage, REDEFINE hopes to use forward-thinking creators as a catalyst for inspiring positive change, in the arts and beyond.
“Causation in human affairs is multiple… any given event has many causes. Hence it follows that there can be no single sovereign cure for the diseases of the body politic. The remedy for social disorder must be sought simultaneously in many different fields.”
– Aldous Huxley, Ends And Means