– Benoit Mandlebrot
REDEFINE magazine is dedicated to music and arts journalism that inspires conscious growth.
&nnbsThrough the use of interdisciplinary feature articles, community-minded events, and graphical web layouts, REDEFINE focuses on the utility of art beyond merely aesthetics. We explore how the arts influence and are influenced by other walks of life by connecting them with topics like charity work, literature, philosophy, science, spirituality, and politics — with the hope of creating a broad platform that inspires positive change.
The current incarnation of REDEFINE launched in the beginning of 2012.
REDEFINE is based primarily in the Pacific Northwest (Seattle and Portland), though we also have writers in other major U.S. cities and beyond. More about our history can be seen at the bottom of this page.
We have an open solicitation policy and democratic model for arts coverage; anyone who sends us their work may have a chance of being covered. Please view our Submissions Policy for details.
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REDEFINE magazine began in May 2004, in Seattle, Washington, as a music and culture magazine. At the time, it possessed the ideological motto of “fighting the independent fight”, and focused on highlighting and promoting non-major label releases with 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.
The first print issues of REDEFINE, distributed for free in Seattle. 2005 – 2006.
Print issues of REDEFINE sold in bookstores across the country. 2007 – 2008.
(L to R) Artwork by Ariel Dunitz-Johnson, Bask In Your Thoughtcrimes
Since REDEFINE’s inception, however, the music industry has changed immensely, with hierarchical systems of distribution and genre categorizations becoming increasingly irrelevant. These changes, along with cost and environmental concerns, led to REDEFINE’s current mission and web-only output.
We are very slowly working on digitizing our print collection! :)
– Aldous Huxley, Ends And Means