DJBroadcast International has announced today it has suspended publication after two and a half years. News of the publication’s shuttering came via a heartfelt post written by Editor In Chief Dan Cole.
“Although well received and appreciated by those who followed us, we struggled to make the ends justify the means,” wrote Cole. “For now, DJBroadcast will add its name to the list of excellent and critical publications that struggled to survive in the online world of music media.”
Cole took pride in several of his team’s accomplishments, including producing documentaries with Nick Höppner, Palms Trax, Henning Baer and Anja Schneider as well as starting The DJBroadcast Collection, a new print format that brought together quality storytelling in a bold new outlet.
Cole added, “We did all this because it was important to us. We did this because we believed that complacency should not exist in the contemporary, music media landscape and that it needed to be challenged with a new voice. Our aim was to dictate the clubbing-culture narrative with our own conjecture. But in the end, the numbers didn’t quite add up, and after two-and-a-half years we have decided to suspend our International publication until a new way to sustain our operations can be found. We can look back with great adulation as to what we have achieved, but knowing that for now, making any steps forward just aren’t feasible.”
The site’s Dutch team will continue publishing business as usual.