THINK TANK – Facts & Figures on Active Rock #1’s

Over the past few weeks, as we’ve been targeting that elusive #1 slot at Active Rock with our clients The Glorious Sons, we got to thinking about just how many acts have achieved that pinnacle of chart success since the advent of electronic monitoring in Canada....

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...

THINK TANK: What is Hit / Non-Hit?

Sitting around the Frontside office recently, the topic of the old CRTC hit/non-hit regulation came up, and more specifically, the question of what it actually was and why it still exists for a select few stations across the country.
 
But first, let’s get a...

Think Tank: The Next #1

Here’s a fun fact. As of Monday August 18th, 2015. It’s been 78 weeks (19 months) since a Canadian Artist has been #1 at Active Rock in Canada. During the same time period, 5 different Canadian Artists have spent a combined 15 weeks at #1 in the USA. — Theory of a...

THINK TANK: Market Focus – Toronto

With so many people set to descend on Toronto for Canadian Music Week, we thought it would be a good time to examine the Hogtown radio scene again. It’s been a while since we last drilled down on some of the specifics in the market (July 2012 to be exact), and...

Think Tank: The American Active Rock Influence, or Lack Of…

Traditionally speaking, the US Active Rock radio chart had a huge influence on what was played on Canada’s Active Rockers. But in the 4th quarter of 2014, there is as big a disparity as we’ve seen in recent memory. As of this week’s chart (Nov 3rd) only 30% of the...