• Death From Above 1979
  • TheNewPornographers
  • Theory of a Deadman
  • Chromeo Jealous
  • Summertime
  • EG – Burn slide
  • Arctic Monkeys
  • Mounties
  • Phantogram
  • Dear Rouge – Best Look
  • Disclosure – Latch
  • Andrew Allen – Thinking About You
  • Monster Truck Slide
  • Five Finger

THINK TANK: Active Rock, Canadian vs USA

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Say “Active Rock” and chances are those words will conjure up thoughts of tattoos, long hair and aggressive guitar-driven music, the creation of which was probably fueled by large amounts of Jack Daniels and testosterone. An old saying alleged that it was “music to weld by,” but does that hold true for Active Rock today, especially for the unique … [Continue reading]

Indie 88.1 Toronto Launching On July 31st


Central Ontario Broadcasting has signed-on 88.1 CIND Toronto. The new station is currently testing with a loop of Rick Astley’s “Never Gonna Give You Up”. It will begin regular programming as Adult Alternative “Indie 88.1” on Wednesday, July 31st. CIND was licensed by the CRTC last September. Its programming will consist of independent and … [Continue reading]

THINK TANK: Canadian Radio is a Billion Dollar Industry

From where we sit on the music industry side of things (chasing adds, spins, concert presents and the like) it’s easy to forget that radio is actually an entirely separate industry in its own right. There are legions of people beyond the music department that make the whole machine run, to the tune of $1.62 billion in gross revenue, $369 million in … [Continue reading]

Big Week for Frontside!

June's off to a great start for us as this week's Mediabase charts just rolled in showing that Frontside has 5 acts in the Top 20 at Alternative Radio! Said The Whale, Metric, Mounties, Half Moon Run, and Monster Truck are all currently North of 20. We're primed for the coming weeks as well with both Jake Bugg and Mother Mother sitting at #21 and … [Continue reading]

Frontside Clients Among Juno Award Winners

We're proud to announce that four Frontside clients took home Juno Awards last night! BREAKTHROUGH GROUP OF THE YEAR (SPONSORED BY FACTOR AND RADIO STARMAKER FUND) Monster Truck ALTERNATIVE ALBUM OF THE YEAR (SPONSORED BY LONG & MCQUADE) Metric - "Synthetica" ROOTS & TRADITIONAL ALBUM OF THE YEAR: GROUP Elliott BROOD - "Days … [Continue reading]

THINK TANK: Market Analysis: Winnipeg

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As part of our ongoing series of market explorations, this month we delve into the city that gave the world Randy Bachman and Burton Cummings, is home to the Royal Canadian Mint, and was crowned the “Slurpee Consumption Capital of the World” in 2012 for the 13th year-in-a-row (thanks to 188,833 Slurpees being sold every month at each 7-11 … [Continue reading]

Frontside Celebrates 10 Years at CMW

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Thanks so much to everyone who came out to our ten year anniversary party, held during CMW at the Irish Embassy in Toronto.  The house was packed and we had a great time! We're looking forward to many more years of working with all of you. Click the thumbnails below to check out some of the great photos from the party on our Facebook … [Continue reading]

THINK TANK: What Does “Recurrent” Mean?

Well, the Merriam-Webster definition is "running or turning back in a direction opposite to a former course," but in this instance we're wondering more in terms of what it means when your song goes “recurrent" at radio. Let's start from the beginning, with a record being serviced to radio. If a station likes it, they then add it to one of their … [Continue reading]

Canadian Music Fest Interviews Frontside Managing Partner Geoff Goddard

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Just in time for our tenth anniversary party next week at CMW, Canadian Music Fest's blog sat down for a chat with Frontside Managing Partner Geoff Goddard about our history, some of our favorite campaigns, and the changing landscape of the music industry since 2003. Check it out here! … [Continue reading]