Radio Starmaker Fund

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Radio Starmaker Fund Annual Report

2009 / 2010

Application Evaluation |
Applications Submitted vs. Applications Approved

Success Fact: Basia Bulat

Basia Bulat

Starmaker has been crucial in helping to bring Basia Bulat to a wider audience in Canada, including the province of Quebec. Previously her reach in Quebec was minimal but with Starmaker’s domestic marketing support, Basia was able to headline a hugely successful three night run at the Montreal International Jazz Festival this summer. Through extended publicity contracts as well as through online and print ads, the RSF has made it possible for us to continue building Basia’s career.

Andrew Rose
VP A&R and Creative
Secret City Records

Application Evaluation

Applications to the Radio Starmaker Fund are evaluated on four major criteria:

  • The track record of the artist
  • The amount of money invested by the applicant and his/her label
  • The quality of the marketing plan, both the proposed RSF portion and the portion to which the applicant has committed through their significant investment
  • The amount of money the Radio Starmaker Fund has available for the round

In order to qualify for the Radio Starmaker Fund, artists are required to reach prescribed sales levels by genre and demonstrate a financial commitment to the marketing of their recorded project. For a detailed description of our criteria please visit our website at Furthermore, the artist must be a Canadian citizen or landed immigrant, a resident of Canada and the ownership of the master recording must reside with a Canadian company.

We continue to fund artists from a wide variety of musical genres and from every region of the country.

Applications Submitted vs. Applications Approved

# Of Qualifying Applications Submitted # Of Applications Approved %
Total Fiscal Year 397 357 89.92%