DJ Mag's Top 100 DJs 2017 poll has announced that the beneficiary of this year’s event will be UNICEF. As well as aiming to raise money via the award ceremony, people can also submit donations during the voting process.
DJ Mag’s Top 100 DJs Poll is the world's biggest publicly voted music poll - with over 1 million votes received in 2016. Martin Garrix was voted the youngest ever No.1 DJ last year, and took the spot from 2015 winners, Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike.
Speaking about the union, UNICEF UK deputy executive director, Catherine Cottrell, said: “We would like to thank DJ Mag for supporting UNICEF through the 2017 Top 100 DJs poll. The money raised through working with this long-established cornerstone of the dance music calendar will have a great impact on the lives of children around the world. DJ Mag readers? donations will help UNICEF to continue to protect children in danger and transform their lives. With your help, we can make the world a safer place for children.”
DJ Mag managing director, Martin Carvell, added: “We’re very excited to have UNICEF as the charity beneficiary of Top 100 DJs 2017. Both the Top 100 DJs and the dance music industry have grown immensely over the last 25 years. Over 1 million people voted in last year’s poll and with the continuing global expansion of electronic music, we feel that the time is right for us, as music fans, industry, and DJs, to give something back.”
Voting opens for the 2017 edition of the Top 100 DJs Poll at 12.00pm BST on Wednesday, July 5, and runs until Wednesday September 13 at 11.59pm BST.
Voters can make their vote on the Top 100 DJs website here: www.top100djs.com. The results will then be announced at the special awards show during the Amsterdam Dance Event in October.
By Will Nicolaides