We all love that time of the year when we get to vote for our favorite DJs at DJ Mag’s Top 100 DJs poll. We also love the fantastic countdown that Amsterdam Music Festival throws for us each year to celebrate the winner. But, did you know that there is actually much more behind this competition than just the artists trying to get your vote? For the past two years, DJ Mag has partnered with Unicef, an organization that provides emergency food and healthcare to children around the world. This year, the partnership has raised roughly £69k. All the money raised from the poll has been used to provide vaccines for more than 800,000 children in need.
The donations for the campaign came from different channels: readers, partners and even DJs participating in the poll. Some big name DJ’s and organizations include Armin van Buuren, Alan Walker, Afrojack, Hardwell and even Tomorrowland. It is amazing to see how the power of music can reach so many hearts. It’s reassuring to see how people all over the world engage in such a noble cause.
On behalf of Unicef, UK Executive Director Mike Penrose said:
“We would like to say a massive thank you to all at DJ Mag for their continued support through the 2018 Top 100 DJs poll. This year marked the second year of our partnership with the magazine and we are delighted with the total raised. The donations from DJ Mag’s generous readers will go a long way in helping Unicef UK protect children in danger around the world and really will help transform their lives”.
To find more ways to support Unicef, click here. And click here to check out last year’s DJ Mag’s Top 100 DJs list.
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