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DJ Mag: diversity & equality report Q4 2021

Our quarterly update following our pledge in 2020, addressing how we can tackle racism and diversity issues within the electronic music industry as a publication

In Q4 2021, DJ Mag partnered with Youth Music for our annual Best of British awards. Youth Music fund youth orientated music projects across the...

The exhibition will open at the British Library in 2024

The British Library and the University of Westminster have announced a new exhibition exploring the history of Black British music. 

The partnership have teamed up...

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

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...

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

We continue with our partnership with AZ Mag and AZ Mag grantee Xilhu Ayebaitari with the launch of her Queer Rave project. Queer Rave is...

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

DJ Mag has started working closely with Xilhu Ayebaitari, the AZ Mag grantee. We have been offering support and mentorship in this initial period by...

Our second quarterly update following our pledge in July, addressing how we can tackle racism and diversity issues within the electronic music industry as a...

YUAF

Continuing on from the partnership with the Young Urban Arts Foundation (YUAF), which was started in 2020, all masterclasses have now been completed.  

A...

The #ChangeMusic road map sets out steps of action to generate positive change

The racial justice organisation Color of Change has teamed up with The Recording Academy to share the #ChangeMusic road map, an initiative aiming to...

After the murder of George Floyd in America reignited the Black Lives Matter movement worldwide, questions started to be asked about the lack of diversity...

The Manchester-based DJ spoke candidly with Anz about her experiences in the industry in our July issue. How has she fared since?

The ‘Dance...

Our first quarterly update following our pledge in July, addressing how we can tackle racism and diversity issues within the electronic music industry as a...

DJ Mag has partnered with the Young Urban Arts Foundation (YUAF) to create a series of virtual DJ workshops and masterclasses — to inspire hard-to-reach...

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A new online archive compiling resources about Black music history has launched.

The Black Music History Library was created by journalist Jenzia Burgos and aims...

Robert and Lyric Hood channel crucial voices of Black activism into their new split EP on M-Plant. Hear Robert Hood’s rousing techno anthem, ‘The Struggle’...

Robert and Lyric Hood will release a new split EP on M-Plant on 14th August. 

With one track from Floorplan (Robert and daughter Lyric together)...

DJ Mag speaks to Young Urban Arts Foundation about their vital work using music and the arts to help young people from hard-to-reach areas

“I can never understand what someone can get out of hurting another with a word or an object / I never knew at a small...

The past few years have seen mental health pushed to the forefront of conversation in electronic music; however, the effects of racism are still not...

Nilaari (meaning self-worth or value) is a Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) community-based charity, delivering culturally appropriate counselling, social care support, advice and advocacy...

Award-winning radio presenter and proponent of the diversity-focused Radio Silence movement, Kay-Lee Golding, explores the lack of Black representation in mainstream UK radio

In 2020, you would think that radio would be diverse and full of opportunities. But unfortunately, you would be wrong. The UK radio industry really...

One of the most exciting new digital projects to emerge this year, Black Band Camp (blackbandcamp.info) is a volunteer-run, community-driven database for showcasing and directly...

Who runs Black Band Camp?

“Black Band Camp began with a core group of friends of DJs, producers and underground electronic music enthusiasts, but we...

DJ Mag’s tech editor, Mick Wilson, investigates Black and non-Black POC representation in the music tech sector, and what industry leaders are doing to address...

Black and non-Black POC artists have always been at the forefront of electronic music; pioneering DJs and producers who created whole genres, and others who...

BBC Radio 1Xtra presenter and comedian Sideman discusses the importance of sharing platforms

The Share the Mic initiative is something that I’ve seen happening in the United States, that I haven’t seen happen in the UK: where superstars...

In collaboration with AZ Magazine, a publication for LGBTQ+ Black people and people of colour, writer Isaac Eloi highlights the importance of spaces that support...

The LGBTQ+ community has left an indelible mark on our cultural productions. From fashion to art, music, dance and cosmetics, wherever one finds an innovation...

Juke Bounce Werk co-founder, Alexis Gutierrez — aka DJ Noir — explores how language can be used to appropriate Black culture and leave behind its...

We have been forced to address the elephant in the room.

In light of historic current events, the dance music community has been forced to...