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|Circulation||30,009 (ABC Jan–Jul 2012)|
|Publisher||The Kane Corporation Ltd.|
Front was first published by Cabal Communications in 1998, it was created to rival IPC's publication Loaded, catering to a demographic of 16- to 25-year-old males. It began as part of the British "lads' mag" genre of magazines though the covers rejects this description with the statement "Front is no lads' mag". It also retains a much higher female readers' percentage than other magazines in the genre.
Whilst a major selling point is the photo-shoots of models, the magazine also focuses heavily on music, films, gadgets and games, plus sections on fashion and sport. Glamour shoots within the magazine usually involve well-known models rather than celebrities.
The magazine has also been responsible for a number of high-profile stunts, most notably smuggling an Eric Cantona lookalike into the Manchester United team photo during a Champions League game. Today it is edited by Steve Beech and published by The Kane Corporation who are based in Soho, London.
The Kane Corporation is led by self-made millionaire entrepreneur Dominic McVey (born 1985) and managing director of talent agency Money, Francis Ridley.
- Cabal Communications (1998-2003)
- Highbury House (2003-2006)
- SMD Publishing (2006-2007)
- Flip Media (2007-2008)
- Sports Media Group (2008-2009)
- The Kane Corporation (2009-present)
Notable cover girls
- Jo Guest, August 1999 and May 2002
- DJ Sassy, October 1999
- Jordan, January 2001, July 2003, September 2003 and March 2004
- Pamela Anderson, July 2001 and August 2002
- Christina Aguilera, October 2001
- Katie Richmond, January 2002
- Nell McAndrew, February 2002
- Jenna Jameson, January 2005
- Melanie Sykes, March 2005
- Jodie Marsh, December 2005
- Lucy Pinder, January 2006
- Raven Riley, March 2007
- Eve Wyrwal, March 2008
- Rosie Jones
- "It is not all doom and gloom". Media News | Four newsletter. 30 August 2012. Retrieved 9 August 2013.
- Highbury makes £10m deal for Cabal
- Highbury sells off lifestyle magazines
- Front due to return under Flip Media
- Sport Media Group buys Front publisher for £265,000
- Front magazine sold for £87,500