• Flume
  • Major Lazer Cold Water
  • MONA Slider
  • Grandtheft
  • Monster Truck – Don’t Tell Me How To Live
  • Coldplay Slider
  • Lowell
  • Bob Moses – Tearing Me Up
  • Zakk Wylde
  • The Wild

THINK TANK: The North American College and Community Radio Chart (NACC)

For as long as I remember I’ve loved Radio. As a kid I used to call up my local Top 40 DJ to request songs and after high school I went to a broadcasting college. In my sophomore year I staged a 97 hour-long-broadcast to raise money for charity. It involved me staying awake for almost a week while playing music, organizing interviews and collecting donations. I loved every minute of it and it became so successful it was picked up by local TV outlets. I’ll never forget watching Tom Gibney refer to me as “the marathon man” on the 6 o’clock news.

Why did I bother with all of that? Well, mostly because I thought it would be fun. I love radio and I love a challenge. I was also 18 at the time and pretty much anything seems like a good idea at that young age. [Read more…]

THINK TANK: Developing Artist Programs

There are some trends we’re not quite sure about, like the current fascination with koji rice, virtual reality headsets and tie dyed shirts (yes, sadly, they’re back again). One trend we really like here at Frontside is that of the various developing artist programs that are popping up seemingly everywhere at Canadian radio.

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Major Lazer Drops “Cold Water” ft. Justin Bieber and MØ

Major Lazer’s “Cold Water” featuring Justin Bieber has finally arrived. The highly anticipated single is essentially a supergroup of everyone Diplo has made music with over the past couple years. It builds on the success he found with Bieber, helping to relaunch the artist’s career with the Diplo/Jack Ü collaboration “Where R Ü Now.” It also marks yet another collaboration between the producer and MØ, the enigmatic Swedish electro-singer who popped up on last summer’s smash “Lean On,” which became the first song on an artist-owned/operated Indie Label to go #1 on the Mediabase Top 40 Chart.

Watch the new “Cold Water” lyric video below:

POLARIS MUSIC ANNOUNCES THE 2016 SHORT LIST

Big congrats to four Frontside clients who have been nominated for the 2016 Polaris Short List. Basia (2008, 2014, 2016) now joins Caribou, Drake, Metric, Shad and Owen Pallett as the only acts to be nominated for the Short List on three separate occasions. This is second time Grimes has made the Short List. PUP and White Lung are first-time nominees.

Basia Bulat“Good Advice”
Grimes – “Art Angels”
PUP – “The Dream Is Over”
White Lung – “Paradise”

Pop Evil Debut 360° Music Video for “Take It All”

POP EVIL have posted their highly anticipated 3D / 360 degree music video for their single “Take it All” today. The video was shot at Aftershock Festival in Sacramento, CA last year, one of the band’s highlighted performances of 2015.

The band released album UP last summer and saw the release land at #1 on the Billboard Indie Chart in the week of its release. The LP pulled in at #25 Billboard Top 200, #16 Overall and #3 Top Hard Music albums.

POLARIS MUSIC PRIZE 2016 ANNOUNCES THE LONG LIST

Congrats to all of our clients who made the long list of 40 albums for the 2016 Polaris Music Prize!

Basia Bulat – “Good Advice”
Grimes – “Art Angels”
Half Moon Run – “Sun Leads Me On”
PUP – “The Dream Is Over”
White Lung – “Paradise”