DJ Mag has responded to accusations of accepting payments from acts in exchange for favourable coverage.
Recent reports have suggested that the title’s respected Top 100 DJs poll contained acts using illegal methods to gain votes, bringing the publication under fire.
Meanwhile, EDMSnob blog alleges that Paul Van Dyk paid the publication over £15,000 this year, while Switzerland's DJ Miss Diamond is said to have been disqualified from the poll after being found guilty of using illegal methods as well.
DJ Mag has issued the following statement in response to the reports:
“The invoices that have been published are for legitimate advertising and CD covermount deals. This can easily be verified by checking the magazine issues mentioned. They are not ‘secret documents’ but are confidential company invoices and have been obtained without our consent. We cannot stress enough that as guardians of the Top 100 DJs Poll we take the integrity of the Poll extremely seriously.”