2016 JUNO Awards

The JUNO Awards handed out the first batch of honours during Saturday night's Gala, congrats to Coldplay for "International Album of the Year", The Dirty Nil for "Breakthrough Group of the Year" and Claire Boucher (aka Grimes) winning "Video of the Year" for the brilliant "Kill v Maim". Full list of nominees & winners can be viewed HERE

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”

Congratulations to our nominees for the 16th Annual Independent Music Awards

ALBUM OF THE YEAR Grimes – Art Angels (4AD / Crystal Math)

GROUP OF THE YEAR Metric (Metric Music International Inc. / Universal Music Canada)

ARTIST OF THE YEAR Grimes (4AD / Crystal Math)

ALTERNATIVE ARTIST/GROUP OF THE YEAR Half Moon Run (Indica Records / Glassnote Music) The Zolas (Light Organ Records)

ELECTRONIC/DANCE ARTIST/GROUP OF THE YEAR A-Trak (Last Gang Records) Purity Ring (Last Gang Records)

ROCK ARTIST/GROUP OF THE YEAR Hey Rosetta! (HR Music Inc. / Sonic Records) Monster Truck (Dine Alone Records) The Glorious Sons (Black Box)

SINGER-SONGWRITER ARTIST/GROUP OF THE YEAR Basia Bulat (Secret City Records) Patrick Watson (Secret City Records)

INTERNATIONAL ARTIST/GROUP OF THE YEAR Major Lazer (Mad Decent)

View the full list of Nominees HERE

METRIC’s BREATHING UNDERWATER CROSSES 100,000

Congrats to Metric as their hit “Breathing Underwater” has crossed the 100,000 spins milestone at Canadian radio. No small feat!

Every Last Chance on Billboard! – Debuts at No. 37 (Mainstream AC)

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Coldplay joins James Corden for “Carpool Karaoke”