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Application Deadline

The application deadline for the current round of funding is 5:00 PM EDT, Thursday, May 19, 2016. 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 19, 2016. 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 59:

  1. The sales eligibility requirements and significant investment amounts have been lowered for the following genres: pop, rock, electronica, world, jazz, classical, blues and Aboriginal. Please see below for the updated information:

    Updated Sales Eligibility

    • 7,500 units (pop/rock/urban/country) (Major labels)
      5,000 units (pop/rock/urban/country) (Indie labels)
    • 5,000 units (folk/electronica) (Major labels)
      3,500 units (folk/electronica) (Indie labels)
    • 2,000 units (world/jazz/classical/blues/Aboriginal artists) (Major/Indie labels)

    Updated Significant Investment

    • $15,000 (pop/rock/urban/country) (Major labels)
      $10,000 (pop/rock/urban/country) (Indie labels)
    • $10,000 (folk/electronica) (Major labels)
      $7,000 units (folk/electronica) (Indie labels)
    • $5,000 (world/jazz/classical/blues/Aboriginal artists) (Major/Indie labels)

    Please note: any artist that is new to the fund or is re-establishing sales eligibility must receive written approval of sales eligibility from Jerry Leibowitz no later than 2 weeks before the deadline for any round. That means that all proof of eligibility for artists must be provided significantly in advance of two weeks before the deadline so that all the material can be reviewed and further information provided if necessary before that two week advance period elapses. For further details, please review FAQ #1.

  2. We have increased the number of Canadian live appearances we will consider funding from 25 to 30 per year. The subsidy amount available for each Canadian live appearance will stay at $1,500. We have increased the subsidy amount for non-Canadian live appearances to $2,500 in all international territories. The number of international live appearances that we will consider funding in each international territory remains the same. Please see below for the updated information:

    Territory # Appearances
    12 Months
    Subsidy per
    Canada 30 $1,500
    United States 35 $2,500
    United Kingdom 15 $2,500
    Germany 15 $2,500
    France 15 $2,500
    Rest of Europe 20 $2,500
    New Zealand
    15 $2,500
    Japan 15 $2,500
    Rest of World 20 $2,500
  3. We have lowered the sales cap for major label artists from 150,000 units for any release to 100,000 units. We have lowered the sales cap for independent artists from 300,000 units for any release to 150,000 units. Should you hit this cap, you will still be able to apply for all of our programs with the launch of your next release as outlined in FAQ #6. Thereafter, no further applications from that artist will be accepted.

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.
Returning UserI have previously started or submitted an application and I want to login to my account.
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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