The marriage of music culture and literature captured Dominique Nicole’s attention early on in the form of XXL, The Source, and Vibe magazines. Her first step into The Culture was a college radio promotions internship in 2005. From there, Dominique Nicole contributed to urban publications including Mandatory Business Magazine (2007), and the website Independent Hustle (2010). She harnessed her Journalistic skills after moving from Vallejo, California to Los Angeles in 2009 where she attended Musician’s Institute. There, she teamed up with Golden Eye Entertainment to assist with indie artist showcases, and actively participated in miscellaneous industry events. In 2010 and 2011, she collaborated with the CEO of Underground Girls of Hip Hop, working behind the scenes for their First and Second Annual Female Hip Hop Honors award shows.
In 2011, Dominique Nicole launched MusicIndustryDiva.com as a source for both aspiring artists and industry professionals to learn about the music business. In 2012, her acclaimed review for Nas’ “Life Is Good” album was published on SophisticatedIgnorance.net, and in 2013, she moved to Sacramento, California, subsequently adding film and photography to her media skill set. In 2016, Dominique Nicole became a freelance contributor for RapStatus.com before launching DominiqueNicole.net in 2017. Dominique Nicole has been a member of the National Association of Black Journalists since 2014.
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