Dominique (BMI)

Abe Olman Scholarship, 2021

New York City based artist & producer Dominique began writing and singing from the early age of five years old. Born and raised in St. Petersburg, Florida, she crafted rough productions of her original music on GarageBand while in high school, performing these at coffee shops and local talent shows. At age 18, Dominique moved to New York City to pursue a degree in Biology at NYU, choosing to keep her music as a hobby. However, the thriving NYC music scene eventually inspired her to take writing and producing more seriously and she began learning how to use the production software Ableton Live.

In the fall of 2014, Dominique released her debut single, “It’s Only You”, co-produced and recorded with fellow NYU student ZeniF. After finishing her degree at NYU, Dominique embarked on her music career full-time and chose to become the sole producer behind her music. Her debut, self-titled EP was released in December 2016, singles from which were featured on Huw Stephen’s BBC Radio 1 show, Ebro Darden’s ‘Discovered On Apple Music’ show, Entertainment Weekly to name a few and she has gone on to receive praise from the likes of NME, CLASH, The Line Of Best Fit, BuzzFeed, British Airways and more.

Her single “Use Me” was the beginning of a shift in artistic direction and following that she has been working more closely with Splice and Ableton, honing her productions and writing with other artists. In 2020, Dominique returned with Priority which aired on BBC Radio 1 with Annie Mac with Dominique being the featured ‘New Name’ artist for that show and her song Girls Can’t Produce - a clapback to a TikTok user making that claim - was selected by Elton John for his Rocket Hour show on Apple Music Radio.