Mixmag Top 20 DJs of 2017 list reveals PRS members at the top of their game

Forty percent of Top 20 DJs are PRS for Music members

Nina Kraviz (credit: Paola Kudacki)
DJ and PRS member Nina Kraviz. Photo credit: Paola Kudacki

PRS for Music celebrates DJ culture as leading dance music magazine, Mixmag, reveals its Top 20 DJs of 2017, featuring eight of the performing right society’s most influential and globally renowned DJ members. 

PRS for Music member, Nina Kraviz, tops the annual list which, for the first time, sees women make up nearly half of its Top 20 DJs. Mixmag notes: “Whether playing the world’s biggest stages or the most intimate venues, Nina’s fearless selections, extraordinary experimentation and willingness to ignore the usual template of peak, drop and build have seen her rule 2017.”

Other PRS for Music members include: internationally revered Aphex Twin at No.4, followed by Helena Hauff, Carl Cox, Hot Since 82, Palms Trax, Batu and Flava D. The full Top 20 is available to view below. 


We’re incredibly proud to represent the rights of so many of the top global DJs, and to have so many of our DJ members represented in Mixmag’s annual Top 20 DJs list. It’s a diverse set of truly talented individuals, and we look forward to seeing what all of them do in 2018 and beyond.

Ashley Howard, Dance Account Manager at PRS for Music

PRS for Music, the organisation that represents the rights of more than 125,000 music creators in the UK and beyond, launched a music recognition technology pilot earlier this year focused on DJs and electronic music. Its work with PPL and DJ Monitor saw 30 MRT devices installed in major nightclubs across the UK, including Ministry of Sound, Fabric and major club chain The Deltic Group.

Read more in PRS for Music member magazine, M.

Mixmag Top 20 DJs of 2017

  1. Nina Kraviz*
  2. Honey Dijon 
  3. Gerd Janson 
  4. Aphex Twin* 
  5. Peggy Gou 
  6. Ben Ufo 
  7. Helena Hauff* 
  8. Carl Cox* 
  9. Hot Since 82* 
  10. Avalon Emerson 
  11. Mall Grab 
  12. Lena Willikens 
  13. DJ Harvey 
  14. Call Super 
  15. Kornel Kovacs 
  16. Palms Trax* 
  17. Batu* 
  18. Margaret Dygas 
  19. DJ Bone 
  20. Flava D* 

* PRS for Music member

About PRS for Music

PRS for Music represents the rights of over 160,000 songwriters, composers, and music publishers in the UK and around the world. On behalf of its members, it works diligently to grow and protect the value of their rights and ensure that creators are paid transparently and efficiently whenever their musical compositions and songs are streamed, downloaded, broadcast, performed and played in public. In 2021, 27 trillion performances of music were reported to PRS for Music with £677.2m paid out in royalties to its members, making it one of the world’s leading music collective management organisations.

PRS for Music’s public performance licensing is now carried out on PRS for Music’s behalf by PPL PRS Ltd, the joint venture between PPL and PRS for Music.

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