DJ Magazine

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DJ Magazine
DJ Magazine (February 2012 cover).jpg
February 2012 cover
Editor Magazine: Ben Murphy
DJMagTV: David Eserin
Categories Music, technology, nightlife, style
Frequency Monthly
First issue 1991
Company Thrust Publishing
Country UK
Language English
Website djmag.com
ISSN 0951-5143

DJ Magazine (also known as DJ Mag) is a British monthly magazine dedicated to electronic dance music and DJs.[1] Founded 31 January 1991, the magazine is translated monthly to Portuguese, Polish (since June 2010),[2] Ukrainian, Lithuanian, Chinese, Bulgarian, Spanish, French, German, Italian and Dutch.[3]

DJ Mag Canada, launched in partnership with IHM Global Media in January 2012 and publishes exclusive Canadian content. IHM Global Media also publishes DJ Mag Caribe and DJ Mag Australia.

DJ Blackbook[edit]

In January 2008, the magazine created the DJ Blackbook which is a database of DJs, producers and promoters. It was released online and in a printed version with over 10000 contacts.[citation needed]

DJ Mag Top 100 Polls[edit]

The magazine publishes two annual "Top 100" lists, one for DJs and one for nightclubs. As of 2010 both polls are based on a public vote. Trackitdown.net formed a collaboration with the 2008 DJ poll, saying "By offering each voter a free track to download from our catalogue of 350,000 titles from over 10,000 labels, we can demonstrate how easy it is to find your favourite electronic music legally."[4] The awards party for the poll has traditionally been hosted at the Ministry of Sound nightclub in London. For the 2011 poll, the event was hosted outside of the UK for the first time in its history, being staged at the 2011's edition of the Amsterdam dance event. The 2012 and 2013 award shows were both held on 19 October at the same event.[5][6]

DJ Mag top DJs polled
Year 1st 2nd 3rd
1997 England Carl Cox England Paul Oakenfold Wales Sasha
1998 England Paul Oakenfold England Carl Cox England Judge Jules
1999 England Paul Oakenfold England Carl Cox Wales Sasha
2000 Wales Sasha England Paul Oakenfold England John Digweed
2001 England John Digweed Wales Sasha United States Danny Tenaglia
2002 Netherlands Tiësto Wales Sasha England John Digweed
2003 Netherlands Tiësto Germany Paul Van Dyk Netherlands Armin Van Buuren
2004 Netherlands Tiësto Germany Paul Van Dyk Netherlands Armin Van Buuren
2005 Germany Paul Van Dyk Netherlands Tiësto Netherlands Armin Van Buuren
2006 Germany Paul Van Dyk Netherlands Armin Van Buuren Netherlands Tiësto
2007 Netherlands Armin Van Buuren Netherlands Tiësto England John Digweed
2008 Netherlands Armin Van Buuren Netherlands Tiësto Germany Paul Van Dyk
2009 Netherlands Armin Van Buuren Netherlands Tiësto France David Guetta
2010 Netherlands Armin Van Buuren France David Guetta Netherlands Tiësto
2011 France David Guetta Netherlands Armin Van Buuren Netherlands Tiësto
2012 Netherlands Armin Van Buuren Netherlands Tiësto Sweden Avicii
2013 Netherlands Hardwell Netherlands Armin Van Buuren Sweden Avicii
2014 TBA TBA TBA

Awards[edit]

  • IDMA Best Music Publication 2003[7]
  • IDMA Best Music Publication 2004[8]
  • IDMA Best Music Publication 2005[9]
  • IDMA Best Music Publication 2006[10]
  • IDMA Best Music Publication 2007[11]
  • IDMA Best Music Publication 2008[12]
  • IDMA Best Music Publication 2009[13]
  • IDMA Best Music Publication 2010[14]
  • IDMA Best Music Publication 2011
  • IDMA Best Music Publication 2012

References[edit]

  1. ^ "About DJ Mag (History)". DJ Magazine. Retrieved 5 July 2014. 
  2. ^ DJ Magazine Polska: oficjalne oświadczenie wydawcy / Aktualności / FTB.pl
  3. ^ "DJ Mag Launch Party - AIR Amsterdam". DJ Magazine. Retrieved 11 August 2014. 
  4. ^ "Vote now in DJmag's Top 100 DJs 2008 poll!". Retrieved 9 September 2008. 
  5. ^ DJ Mag Top 100 DJs Poll 2012 Receives Record Number Of Votes – News at Trackitdown
  6. ^ DJ Mag Top 100 Awards Show – Friday 19 October – Program – Amsterdam Dance Event 2012
  7. ^ "Nominees / Winners for Year the 2002". WinterMusicConference.com. Archived from the original on 21 April 2008. Retrieved 9 September 2008. 
  8. ^ "Nominees & Winners for the Year 2003". WinterMusicConference.com. Archived from the original on 1 May 2008. Retrieved 9 September 2008. 
  9. ^ "Winners for the 20th Annual International Dance Music Awards". WinterMusicConference.com. Archived from the original on 21 April 2008. Retrieved 9 September 2008. 
  10. ^ "21st Annual International Dance Music Awards Nominees & Winners". WinterMusicConference.com. Archived from the original on 20 April 2008. Retrieved 9 September 2008. 
  11. ^ "22nd Annual IDMA Nominees & Winners". WinterMusicConference.com. Archived from the original on 1 May 2008. Retrieved 9 September 2008. 
  12. ^ "23rd Annual International Dance Music Awards Nominees & Winners". WinterMusicConference.com. Archived from the original on 1 May 2008. Retrieved 9 September 2008. 
  13. ^ "24th Annual International Dance Music Awards Nominees & Winners". WinterMusicConference.com. Retrieved 16 August 2010. 
  14. ^ "23rd Annual International Dance Music Awards Nominees & Winners". WinterMusicConference.com. Retrieved 16 August 2010. 

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