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DJ Mag: diversity & equality report Q1 2023

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

This quarterly update reports on our key D&I activity during Q1 2023, including our successes and areas for improvement. We committed to quarterly reports in our 2020 company pledge.

In addition to the detail in this report, we continue to use our media platforms, covering print, web, video and broadcast to champion artists from a diverse range of backgrounds and identities.

Community support

In Q1 we announced the recipient of the DJ Mag x AZ Mag creative fund, as Jae Tallawah AKA TU3SDAY. As a disabled producer and DJ — Jae’s music is "made by, for and with people who live at similar intersections" as them. As part of the AZ Mag Creative Fund they will be creating their second EP, with a focus on using hardware and AI to make the process accessible to them. The project will "prioritise working with neuro minorities and re-imagining their existing music to bring it to reach the expansive audiences that exist in the world of electronic music".

You can follow TU3SDAY's journey here, and check out their music here. Read more about TU3SDAY in October’s emerging artists feature. You can also read about the other recipients of AZ Mag's 2022 Creative Fund via their website.

We will be announcing further Community Support activations and projects as they are confirmed during 2023. If you are a community organisation interested in working with DJ Mag, please email [email protected].

Business practices

Our Q4 2022 diversity & equality report was published across our digital channels in February 2023. We continue to meet on a regular basis to hold ourselves accountable to the pledges we made. During 2023 we will continue to encourage our network of international DJ Mag licensees to follow our lead in adopting initiatives that promote diversity and inclusivity. We will look at ways to further cement this further across our 2023 activities.

Our commitment to provide free print and digital advertising to causes that support Black and non-Black POC community projects currently sits to the value of over £215,000. This commitment to free advertising is an ongoing part of the business, including our digital campaigns. Please contact [email protected] for further details.

Live events

During Q1 2023 we put on a number of events, working with our headline artists and club/promoter partners to ensure all our events are consistently supporting Black, Black LGBTQ+ and non-Black POC artists.