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Application Deadline

The application deadline for the current round of funding is 5:00 PM EDT, Thursday, May 16, 2019. The ability to file an application will be automatically shut down at that time, therefore please ensure that your application has been completed and submitted before this deadline.

Welcome to the Radio Starmaker Fund.

The deadline for applications being submitted is 5:00 PM EDT, Thursday, May 16, 2019. The Board of Directors will meet in June to make final decisions regarding funding for this quarterly round. Please sign up if you would like to receive our quarterly email blasts which advise you when the new round is open to accept applications, as well as on policy and program changes.

The website for the Radio Starmaker Fund is now back on-line and ready to accept applications.

New Details for Round 71:

  1. The RSF will now consider funding bundles.

    Release Definitions

    A bundle contains at least 3 unique, previously unreleased studio recordings - not including acoustic re-recordings, remixes, versions, etc. – and at least 9 minutes of music.

    A full-length release contains at least 6 unique studio recordings – not including acoustic re-recordings, remixes, versions, etc. – and at least 30 minutes of music.

    Under which of your releases should you apply?

    For domestic and international marketing applications - applicants must apply under their most recent full-length and/or their most recent bundle either of which can be released up to 6 months after the deadline for the round.

    For domestic and international touring applications - applicants must apply under their most recent full-length and/or their most recent bundle either of which can be released up to 6 months after the deadline for the round.

    Caps of funding for bundles

    For domestic marketing applications, bundle funding will be capped at $20,000 for each application for a bundle that is received. Significant investment levels remain the same.

    For international marketing applications, bundle funding caps are as follows:

    Territory Full-length Distributed Release Full-length Licensed Release Bundle Distributed or Licensed Release
    Australia / New Zealand $10,000.00 $5,000.00 $5,000.00
    France $20,000.00 $10,000.00 $10,000.00
    Germany $20,000.00 $10,000.00 $10,000.00
    Japan $10,000.00 $5,000.00 $5,000.00
    Rest of Europe $10,000.00 $5,000.00 $5,000.00
    Rest of World $10,000.00 $5,000.00 $5,000.00
    U.K. $20,000.00 $10,000.00 $10,000.00
    U.S. $20,000.00 $10,000.00 $10,000.00

    For domestic and international touring applications, funding amounts for bundles will remain the same.

  2. Changes to tour dates.

    Tour dates will now be counted on an annual basis so you have from January 1st through December 31st of each year to use the potential amount of available dates in each territory. Date counts will reset to 0 for all territories January 1st of each successive year.

    We have re-set all tour dates for all artists in all territories back to 0 beginning this round. This means that even if you had previously used all your available dates in a territory, that number will now go back down to 0. Our automatic counter system will continue to outline how many dates you have used and how many dates you have available in each territory. Once any dates have been approved in a territory, you will be able to see the relevant number in future rounds.

  3. The RSF will no longer consider funding live, greatest hits or multi-artist compilation releases.

Start Your Application

Start creating an application by choosing one of the categories below. If you have previously started or submitted an application, please login to your account by entering your email address or username and password in the log-in box on this page. Applications for funds are project-based, however you will be required to provide additional information with regard to your artist, label and management companies.
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Please note: applicants are not permitted to share their RSF account with anyone or use anyone else’s account to log-in. Contact Starmaker if you are trying to access an account which already exists in our system or have other questions related to accounts.
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