February 2012 cover
|Editor||Magazine: Ben Murphy
DJMagTV: David Eserin
|Categories||Music, technology, nightlife, style|
DJ Magazine (also known as DJ Mag) is a British monthly magazine dedicated to electronic dance music and DJs. Founded 31 January 1991, the magazine is translated monthly to Portuguese, Polish (since June 2010), Ukrainian, Lithuanian, Chinese, Bulgarian, Spanish, French, German, Italian and Dutch.
DJ Mag Canada, launched in partnership with IHM Media Group in January 2012 and publishes exclusive Canadian content. IHM Media Group also publishes DJ Mag Caribe and DJ Mag Australia.
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.
DJ Mag Top 100 Polls
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." 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. Until 2002, the top three has consisted of at least one English DJ. However, the same year and onwards saw at least one Dutch DJ in the top three. Armin van Buuren currently holds the record of most wins with five to his name. Although, some DJ's pay for their place on this list, which is a legal action, offered by the DJ Magazine directors.
|DJ Mag top DJs polled|
|1997||Carl Cox||Paul Oakenfold||Sasha|
|1998||Paul Oakenfold||Carl Cox||Judge Jules|
|1999||Paul Oakenfold||Carl Cox||Sasha|
|2000||Sasha||Paul Oakenfold||John Digweed|
|2001||John Digweed||Sasha||Danny Tenaglia|
|2003||Tiësto||Paul Van Dyk||Armin Van Buuren|
|2004||Tiësto||Paul Van Dyk||Armin Van Buuren|
|2005||Paul Van Dyk||Tiësto||Armin Van Buuren|
|2006||Paul Van Dyk||Armin Van Buuren||Tiësto|
|2007||Armin Van Buuren||Tiësto||John Digweed|
|2008||Armin Van Buuren||Tiësto||Paul Van Dyk|
|2009||Armin Van Buuren||Tiësto||David Guetta|
|2010||Armin Van Buuren||David Guetta||Tiësto|
|2011||David Guetta||Armin Van Buuren||Tiësto|
|2012||Armin Van Buuren||Tiësto||Avicii|
|2013||Hardwell||Armin Van Buuren||Avicii|
|2014||Hardwell||Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike||Armin Van Buuren|
Top 100 DJs 2014
- Awards as given by DJ Mag
Top 150 DJs 2014 (#101-150)
|101||Gunz For Hire|
|103||Swedish House Mafia|
|106||DJs from Mars|
|110||D-Block & S-te-Fan|
|147||Mark with a K|
- IDMA Best Music Publication 2003
- IDMA Best Music Publication 2004
- IDMA Best Music Publication 2005
- IDMA Best Music Publication 2006
- IDMA Best Music Publication 2007
- IDMA Best Music Publication 2008
- IDMA Best Music Publication 2009
- IDMA Best Music Publication 2010
- IDMA Best Music Publication 2011
- IDMA Best Music Publication 2012
- "About DJ Mag (History)". DJ Magazine. Retrieved 5 July 2014.
- DJ Magazine Polska: oficjalne oświadczenie wydawcy / Aktualności / FTB.pl
- "DJ Mag Launch Party - AIR Amsterdam". DJ Magazine. Retrieved 11 August 2014.
- "Vote now in DJmag's Top 100 DJs 2008 poll!". Retrieved 9 September 2008.
- DJ Mag Top 100 DJs Poll 2012 Receives Record Number Of Votes – News at Trackitdown
- DJ Mag Top 100 Awards Show – Friday 19 October – Program – Amsterdam Dance Event 2012
- "Nominees / Winners for Year the 2002". WinterMusicConference.com. Archived from the original on 21 April 2008. Retrieved 9 September 2008.
- "Nominees & Winners for the Year 2003". WinterMusicConference.com. Archived from the original on 1 May 2008. Retrieved 9 September 2008.
- "Winners for the 20th Annual International Dance Music Awards". WinterMusicConference.com. Archived from the original on 21 April 2008. Retrieved 9 September 2008.
- "21st Annual International Dance Music Awards Nominees & Winners". WinterMusicConference.com. Archived from the original on 20 April 2008. Retrieved 9 September 2008.
- "22nd Annual IDMA Nominees & Winners". WinterMusicConference.com. Archived from the original on 1 May 2008. Retrieved 9 September 2008.
- "23rd Annual International Dance Music Awards Nominees & Winners". WinterMusicConference.com. Archived from the original on 1 May 2008. Retrieved 9 September 2008.
- "24th Annual International Dance Music Awards Nominees & Winners". WinterMusicConference.com. Retrieved 16 August 2010.
- "23rd Annual International Dance Music Awards Nominees & Winners". WinterMusicConference.com. Retrieved 16 August 2010.