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  • THINK TANK: Comparing The Formats Redux

    A couple years ago we examined the published charts in an effort to see how much material was being shared across the various radio formats you can refresh yourself by re-reading that…

  • THINK TANK: The Next British Invasion

    While nobody has declared it official just yet, it definitely feels like we’re in the midst of what will be looked back on as yet another British Invasion at radio, one that’s…

  • THINK TANK: The Christmas Freeze

    For those outside of the radio business, the term “Christmas Freeze” sounds like it could be a dessert after a holiday meal. But in reality, “Christmas Freeze” is simply the annual seasonal…

  • THINK TANK: How Much Indie Music Gets Played On Commercial Radio? This Much…

    When we started Frontside back in 2003, the landscape of the music business was changing seemingly daily. Frankly, the technology of just about every device we used was changing every couple of…

  • THINK TANK: The Evolving Landscape Of Canadian Radio Ownership

    Now that the dust has pretty much settled on the Bell Media acquisition of Astral and final CRTC approval is all that’s stopping the transfer of ownership for the various divested properties,…

  • THINK TANK: Active Rock, Canadian vs USA

    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…

  • 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…

  • THINK TANK: Market Analysis: Winnipeg

    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,…

  • 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…

  • THINK TANK: Changes Are Coming

    Last month, the Calgary Herald was doing a story on the potential ownership changes in that market, and after reading our Think Tank piece on the city, they asked us for our…