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DJ Mag: diversity & equality report Q3 2022

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 the key D&I activity during Q3 2022, 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 Q3 of 2022 we partnered with Sable Radio in Leeds to conduct a journalism workshop for members of the Sable Radio community. The workshop covered aspects of both short and long-form journalism, along with a Q&A from one of our established freelance writers. Sable Radio is an online radio station and creative platform that works to create opportunities within music and arts for young people in Leeds and the surrounding area. You can learn more about their amazing work here.

We will be announcing further Community Support activations and projects as they are confirmed in 2022.

If you are a community organisation interested in working with DJ Mag, please email [email protected]

Business practices

Our Q2 2022 Diversity & Inclusion report was published across our digital channels in September 2022. We continue to meet on a regular basis to hold ourselves accountable to the pledges we made. 

Throughout 2022 we will continue to encourage our network of international DJ Mag licensees to follow our lead in adopting initiatives that promote diversity and inclusivity. 

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 £170,000. This commitment to free advertising is an ongoing part of the business, including our digital campaigns. Please contact [email protected] for further details.

Editorial

We have continued to integrate the pledge into the planning and rollout of our editorial activations, ensuring our current and future partnerships are in line with the values laid out within it.

Live events

Our third event of 2022 was a DJ Mag Presents show, headlined by PAWSA. You can find the full line-up and info on this event via the link here.

Moving into Q4 2022, we will still be 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.