Become a part of the TranceAddict community!Frequently Asked Questions - Please read this if you haven'tSearch the forums
tranceaddict Forums > Local Scene Info / Discussion / EDM Event Listings > Canada > Canada - Toronto & Southern Ont. > DJ Mag Internal Documents Reveal Secret Payments from Ferry Corsten, Paul Van
  Last Thread   Next Thread
Author
Thread    Post A Reply
geroin
Supreme tranceaddict



Registered: Nov 2003
Location:
DJ Mag Internal Documents Reveal Secret Payments from Ferry Corsten, Paul Van

http://edmsnob.com/leaked-dj-mag-in...n-dyk-aly-fila/


quote:

Leaked: DJ Mag Internal Documents Reveal Secret Payments from Ferry Corsten, Paul Van Dyk, Aly & Fila



An EDMsnob.com investigation has revealed a scheme in which prominent Electronic Dance Music artists and their management pay large fees to DJ Magazine (known as DJ Mag) in exchange for publishing positive stories about them.

The issue came to our attention during our investigation into allegations of cheating in the DJ Mag Top 100 DJs poll. As a result of that investigation, an insider approached us with financial data revealing many cases in which the UK-based publication accepted large payments in exchange for feature articles about an artist, presenting these articles as news. We were able to match these payments with the resulting articles.

This DJ Mag invoice shows a bill issued to Dutch DJ Ferry Corsten just before September 2011:

This appears to correspond with a large amount of coverage provided for Ferry Corsten in the October 2011 issue of DJ Mag, including a feature article on page 14, mentions on pages 4 and 42, and a traditional advertisement on page 23.

Open publication - Free publishing - More dj mag

We also uncovered what appears to be a 10,000 payment by Greek DJ Vierro for a feature article on pages 48 and 49 in this issue. (click to view)

This appears to be a regular practice for DJ Mag. In their September 2011 issue, Egyptian duo Aly & Fila paid 10,000 (click to view) for a feature article on pages 50-51.

Open publication - Free publishing - More dance music

The most common benefactor of DJ Mag uncovered in our investigation is two-time top 100 DJs winner Paul Van Dyk. We found several payments made within the last year to DJ Mag by either himself or his management (WBD Management) for a variety of services, ranging from legitimate advertisements to this large payment: (click to view). This last document seems to suggest that Van Dyk will shill out at least 15,000 pounds to DJ Mag this year, and it appears to have been enough to secure a feature article in the August 2012 issue:

Open publication - Free publishing - More dj mag

Typically, news organizations clearly separate paid advertisements from actual news so as not to mislead readers about what is presented as fact and what the publication has been paid to include.

Our investigation also brought to light that a significant portion of DJ Mags revenue is derived from advertisements by artists, their agencies, their management or their record labels. We discovered significant payments on behalf of a multitude of musicians, including Gareth Emery, Max Vangeli (twice), Erick Morillo, W & W, Eddie Halliwell and many others. (Click on each name to view the documents)

Such large payments secretly changing hands between artists and DJ Mag call into question the impartiality of the magazines other ventures, especially the Top 100 DJ poll. While no evidence has been presented of any tampering or altering of results whatsoever, it is obvious a conflict of interest exists for an organization purporting to conduct an objective poll. The fact that this conflict of interest has not been addressed, either by refusing payments from Top 100 Poll participants, or at a minimum disclosing the conflict to the public, is greatly troubling.

Recently, DJ Mag announced that several DJs are still under investigation for cheating in the poll. This comes after the magazine disqualified relatively unknown Swiss DJ Miss Diamond. It is unclear at this point how the magazine would handle a prominent cheater, given that many popular DJs are part of management companies or talent agencies that have already contributed significantly to the magazines revenue. DJ Mag did not respond to our repeated requests for comment.

As a result of these discoveries, our independent investigation into cheating in the poll has been cancelled. We thank our insider for risking a great deal to deliver this information to us. Anyone with more information is encouraged to contact us.

-The Snob




___________________
http://www.soundcloud.com/gera

Old Post Aug-13-2012 18:31  Russia
Click Here to See the Profile for geroin Click here to Send geroin a Private Message Add geroin to your buddy list Report this Post Reply w/Quote Edit/Delete Message
geroin
Supreme tranceaddict



Registered: Nov 2003
Location:

in other news..


http://www.mixmag.net/words/news/ha...aught-faking-it


___________________
http://www.soundcloud.com/gera

Old Post Aug-13-2012 18:31  Russia
Click Here to See the Profile for geroin Click here to Send geroin a Private Message Add geroin to your buddy list Report this Post Reply w/Quote Edit/Delete Message
ChemEnhanced
Ӄۃn߃nڃՃރ



Registered: Mar 2005
Location: Milton, ON Canada

quote:
Official Statement
In response to EDM Snob

In response to recent postings by EDM Snob, DJ Mag would like to clarify that 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.

This stunt simply looks like an attempt to drive traffic and interest in EDM Snobs blog, and divert attention away from our ongoing investigation into cheating in this years Poll.

We view the obtaining of these invoices as a criminal matter and have contacted the police


___________________
quote:
Scott has been introduced to the rave scene, and Ecstasy, by Craig. The two of them go out on the weekends, with some of Craigs friends, and stay up all night, dancing in a drug-fueled trance.


Last edited by Moral Hazard on Apr-26-2011 at 07:48

Old Post Aug-13-2012 18:36  Canada
Click Here to See the Profile for ChemEnhanced Click here to Send ChemEnhanced a Private Message Add ChemEnhanced to your buddy list Report this Post Reply w/Quote Edit/Delete Message
FOOTWORK
tranceaddict



Registered: Sep 2005
Location: Toronto

.

Old Post Aug-13-2012 21:19 
Click Here to See the Profile for FOOTWORK Click here to Send FOOTWORK a Private Message Visit FOOTWORK's homepage! Add FOOTWORK to your buddy list Report this Post Reply w/Quote Edit/Delete Message
jon jon
viva la clubland



Registered: Jan 2001
Location: Footwork

^haha sorry that was me

----------------------

quote:
Originally posted by geroin
in other news..

http://www.mixmag.net/words/news/ha...aught-faking-it


lol this again?

the picture doesn't prove fuck all imo, and I can't really gauge what the video evidence is proving either... I've seen Guetta at least twice up close and he knows what he's doing with gear, to this day I've never seen anyone use the loop function as well as he has. He knows how to DJ ffs lol

this just reads to me like a scammy mixmag article to get internet traffic, dj frauds... so hawt right now


___________________
http://www.beatport.com/jonathan-rosa/

Old Post Aug-13-2012 21:21  Canada
Click Here to See the Profile for jon jon Click Here to Email jon jon Click here to Send jon jon a Private Message Visit jon jon's homepage! Add jon jon to your buddy list Report this Post Reply w/Quote Edit/Delete Message
jon jon
viva la clubland



Registered: Jan 2001
Location: Footwork

also the orig post about "secret payments" is kinda lame as well, shit, that's how the world of advertising works...


___________________
http://www.beatport.com/jonathan-rosa/

Old Post Aug-13-2012 21:24  Canada
Click Here to See the Profile for jon jon Click Here to Email jon jon Click here to Send jon jon a Private Message Visit jon jon's homepage! Add jon jon to your buddy list Report this Post Reply w/Quote Edit/Delete Message
Stilez
RealTalk & Srsbidniz



Registered: Dec 2001
Location: here & there

quote:
Originally posted by jon jon
lol this again?

the picture doesn't prove fuck all imo, and I can't really gauge what the video evidence is proving either... I've seen Guetta at least twice up close and he knows what he's doing with gear, to this day I've never seen anyone use the loop function as well as he has. He knows how to DJ ffs lol


Same can be said for Steve Angello. Seeing him up close & live a couple of times now, yes i still wonder how he can mix w/o earphones, but he clearly knows what he's doing behind the decks & is actually live mixing. Equipment & technology today makes it easier to be able to mix I suppose. Nothing wrong with that.


___________________
Real Eyes, Realize, Real Lies.

Twitter | YouTube | Instagram | Soundcloud | MixCloud | BLOG

Old Post Aug-13-2012 23:08 
Click Here to See the Profile for Stilez Click here to Send Stilez a Private Message Visit Stilez's homepage! Add Stilez to your buddy list Report this Post Reply w/Quote Edit/Delete Message
bucky
Supreme tranceaddict



Registered: Oct 2000
Location: Rochester/Buffalo, NY

My first thought is ok, so what! Those edmsnob articles are annoying. It's trying to be the tmz of the "edm world." I use quotes because I can't stand the acronym edm. If this was something that happened yesterday it'd be more interesting but it's stuff from a year ago. I'm sure this is also pretty standard in the entrainment world.

Old Post Aug-13-2012 23:43  United States
Click Here to See the Profile for bucky Click Here to Email bucky Click here to Send bucky a Private Message Visit bucky's homepage! Add bucky to your buddy list Report this Post Reply w/Quote Edit/Delete Message

tranceaddict Forums > Local Scene Info / Discussion / EDM Event Listings > Canada > Canada - Toronto & Southern Ont. > DJ Mag Internal Documents Reveal Secret Payments from Ferry Corsten, Paul Van
Post New Thread    Post A Reply

 
Last Thread   Next Thread
Show Printable Version | Email this Page | Subscribe to this Thread

Forum Jump:

All times are GMT. The time now is 17:15.

Forum Rules:
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not edit your posts
HTML code is ON
vB code is ON
[IMG] code is ON
 
Search this Thread:

 
Contact Us - return to tranceaddict

Powered by: Trance Music & vBulletin Forums
Copyright ©2000-2014

Privacy Statement
Geo Visitors Map