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DJ Mag: diversity & equality report Q3 2021

Our quarterly update following our pledge last year, addressing how we can tackle racism and diversity issues within the electronic music industry as a publication

Community support

Our partnered project with AZ Mag and Xīlhu Ayebaitari reached its conclusion in July, culminating in the full launch of Xīlhu’s Queer Rave events brand and community platform and a five-week livestream series across DJ Mag’s platforms curated & coordinated by Ayebaitari. 

You can view all sets at DJ Mag’s YouTube channel here.

To keep up to date with the latest Queer Rave activity follow them on Instagram here.

We will be announcing further community support activations and projects in Q4 of this year.

For anyone that would like to discuss working with us re: community support initiatives please email [email protected].

Business practices

Our Q2 2021 Diversity & Equality report was published across our digital channels in June 2021. Our Diversity and Equality Working Group continues to meet on a regular basis to discuss activity and activations as well as review the short- and long-term aims of our pledge. We continue to encourage our franchise partners to follow our lead in adopting a D&I initiative and invite them to engage with our continuing efforts. We continue to give free print and digital advertising to causes that support Black and non-Black POC community projects currently to the value of over £80,000.00. This commitment to free advertising is an ongoing part of the business, including our digital campaigns.

Editorial standards

Our commitment to use our print and digital platforms to push forward our focus on D&I continues, with a diverse range of artists from across the electronic music community featured via all our media channels. 

Our work on our editorial tone and language is ongoing to better reflect the changing contemporary terminologies within Black and LGBTQ+ music, including genre and subgenre names.

As we enter the latter half of the year, we continue to showcase a diverse range of artists through our digital platforms, publishing a wide variety of features, mixes and premieres from Black, POC and LGBTQ+ artists. 

Our video team continues to create our DJ Mag Originals content, with series including How I DJ, How I Made, The Story Of and Meet the MC. Each series features a diverse range of artists.

Series playlists can be viewed at the links below:

Live events

In accordance with government guidelines in the UK & North America DJ Mag are now able to move forwards with live events. We are working with our headline artists and club/promoter partners to ensure all events are consistently supporting Black, Black LGBTQ+ & non-Black POC artists. Since our Q2 update we have announced one more UK club show. You can find info for this here.

We continue to use our streaming platforms to champion artists from a diverse range of backgrounds.