It’s with a mixture of sadness and pride that I present you with the Eighth Annual ClubWorld Awards issue. Before I get to the sad part, I’ll talk about why I’m happy.
This year, we’re presenting the nominees in an all-digital format—a first, as you may have noticed. Given all of the advances in publishing technology, we decided to present you with a product that’s both easy to distribute and easy to use. We think you’ll enjoy it.
So, what’s inside? Too much good stuff, that’s what. From a nomination for the late DJ AM for his Rain, Las Vegas, residency to another nod for NYC’s Pacha for Best Superclub, the pages of this issue contain the best of the year in clubbing. In short: what you’ve come to expect for the last eight years.
Now for the sad part.
This will be the last issue of ClubWorld that I edit. A new opportunity has come my way, and I’ve taken it. I’d like to thank editor-at-large Kerri Mason, who brought me aboard lo’ those many years ago, and publisher Vinny Testa, who gave me the space and freedom to make this magazine my way. Seriously, guys, I appreciate it.
Finally, I’d like to thank you, our readers, because without your tips, time and insights, I never would have been able to put out a single article, let alone an entire issue. For that, I thank you all.
Now, DJ, bring that beat back.
ClubWorld is the source for every nightclub owner, manager, technician, designer, installer, promoter and DJ interested in the latest products, trends, and installations as they relate to the club market.
The magazine goes in depth with venues and installers, offering detailed equipment lists, multi-page spreads and loads of colorful graphics. Each month, the Hot Six spotlights products in six major categories: lighting, sound, LED, effects, DJ and video; while One Night In takes a look at three clubs in the same city on the same night. And Nightstalkers takes an undercover look at clubs in different cities across the country, and sometimes even around the world.
ClubWorld is also home to the prestigious Club World Awards. Since 2003, the Club World Awards have recognized nightlife greatness in a variety of categories in annual ceremonies held during Miami’s Winter Music Conference.