|Company||1059434 Ontario Inc.|
|Based in||Toronto, Ontario|
Exclaim! (also known as exclaim!) is a monthly Canadian music magazine that features in-depth coverage of new music across all genres with special focus on Canadian and cutting-edge artists. Content is based on the monthly print publication, publishes 11 issues per year, distributing over 100,000 copies to over 2,600 locations across Canada.
Exclaim! began as a discussion among campus/community radio programmers at Ryerson's CKLN-FM in 1991. The goal of the publication was to support the great Canadian music that was otherwise going unheralded. Started by Ian Danzig along with fellow programmers and local Toronto musicians, the group worked through 1991 to produce their first issue at the beginning of 1992, with monthly issues being produced ever since.
The magazine is distributed as a free publication at campus/community radio stations and in bars, record stores, libraries, and coffee shops, in a manner similar to an alternative weekly newspaper, although it also offers mail delivery subscriptions. With Chart's decision to cease publication of its newsstand edition in January 2009, Exclaim! is now Canada's only nationally-distributed general interest music magazine operating as a print publication.
The magazine's website, exclaim.ca, also features reviews, interviews and profiles not found in the print publication. Exclaim.ca features a news page that is constantly updated with the latest news in music and music-related culture. The site reaches 211,000 unique users every month. The website also features Exclaim! TV, which includes weekly instalments of video interviews with musicians, as well as a section titled Click Hear where readers can be guided to the latest music released on the internet. Along with music reviews, exclaim.ca includes reviews of films, DVDs, music DVDs, concerts, and video games. Most recently, exclaim.ca began increasing its coverage of film festivals, the likes of the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF), and the Sundance Film Festival. Film coverage has also focused on smaller Toronto-based film festivals such as the Toronto Reel Asian International Film Festival, Hot Docs Documentary Film Festival and the Toronto After Dark Film Festival.
The magazine's website also has a section for contests where readers can enter for a chance to win various music-related prizes.
In February 2009, Exclaim participated with CBC Radio 3 and aux.tv to launch X3, a new collaborative cross-promotional platform which sees all three outlets air or publish feature content spotlighting a particular "Artist of the Month". These artists are featured on the cover of Exclaim's monthly issue. X3 artists of the month have included K'naan, Malajube, Thunderheist, Japandroids, Apostle of Hustle, You Say Party! We Say Die! and The Rural Alberta Advantage.
Since 2012, Senior Editor Stephen Carlick produces a week-in-review segment for !earshot 20, a nationally-syndicated campus/community radio program available through the National Campus and Community Radio Association and produced by CFMH-FM in Saint John, New Brunswick.
- Thow, Megan (Spring 2002). "Critical Miss". Ryerson Review of Journalism. Archived from the original on 2007-09-27. Retrieved 2007-09-15.
- Lewis, Carly (2012-03-12). "Twenty years of Exclaim!". The Grid. Retrieved 2012-03-31.
- Brent, Paul (April 26, 2004). "Targeting spendthrifts: the young male market: Exclaim! thinks it knows how to reach 18-to-24-year-old men", National Post, p. FP4.
- X3 Artist of the Month