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Radio Starmaker Fund Annual Report

2011 / 2012

Radio Starmaker Funded Artists Round 40

Success Fact: Chad Brownlee

Chad Brownlee

“I cannot begin to express the gratitude I have for the Radio Starmaker Fund. Their support and encouragement have provided me with the tools and financial resources necessary for my career to grow in Canada, surpassing my wildest dreams”
– Chad Brownlee

The support of the Radio Starmaker Fund has advanced Chad Brownlee’s career by enabling him to grow a national fan base through extensive touring and promotional initiatives in 2012, including a national tour supporting country superstar, Dierks Bentley. In three short years, the former NHL draft pick has won the 2010 Canadian Country Music Award New Artist Showcase, followed by the Rising Star Award in 2011. This coming CCMA (2012) in Saskatoon, Chad has been nominated for a handful of awards, including the prestigious Male Artist of the Year Award and will be a featured performer on the live national broadcast. Without the domestic tour support and marketing programs, Chad’s ability to validate and develop a national ‘brand’ and garner the attention of national radio and other media would have been severely diminished.

Mike Denney
MDM Recordings

Artist Approved
Abandon All Ships $38,000.00
Alex Cuba $9,000.00
Alyssa Reid $31,500.00
Amanda Martinez $4,000.00
Amelia Curran $18,500.00
Angèle Dubeau & La Pietà $14,000.00
Arkells $25,500.00
Bahamas $35,500.00
Blake McGrath $24,000.00
Bobby Bazini $28,500.00
Catherine MacLellan $56,855.14
Chad VanGaalen $52,500.00
Chic Gamine $34,500.00
City and Colour $42,714.97
Classified $9,000.00
Cuff The Duke $36,000.00
Dan Mangan $140,939.92
Danny Fernandes $9,000.00
Delhi 2 Dublin $25,000.00
Doc Walker $22,518.36
Elisapie Isaac $6,000.00
Elliott Brood $33,000.00
Ensemble Caprice $9,999.20
Feist $110,411.70
Frazey Ford $43,997.00
Good Lovelies $42,000.00
Gord Bamford $10,500.00
Great Lake Swimmers $13,500.00
Hey Rosetta! $52,570.00
Hollerado $42,000.00
Ian Kelly $46,792.50
Jaydee Bixby $15,000.00
Jessie Farrell $15,821.50
Jill Barber $54,404.80
Jim Cuddy $79,150.95
Artist Approved
Total $2,253,790.55
Jonas $24,000.00
JRDN $18,856.30
Kathleen Edwards $52,000.00
Ladies of the Canyon $3,000.00
Lights $102,230.49
Madison Violet $46,457.00
Marc Hervieux $32,342.00
Marco Calliari $4,500.00
Matthew Barber $15,000.00
Misteur Valaire $44,000.00
Mother Mother $16,000.00
Neverest $50,138.69
Nikki Yanofsky $31,500.00
Pascale Picard Band $24,700.00
Peter Jackson $22,500.00
Ron Sexsmith $26,000.00
Royal Wood $25,500.00
Sarah Slean $29,295.65
Sean McCann $19,500.00
Sophie Milman $15,887.80
Steve Bell $28,500.00
Sultans of String $37,500.00
Susie Arioli $10,000.00
Tara Oram $10,500.00
Ten Second Epic $45,825.19
The Deep Dark Woods $56,415.09
The New Cities $27,329.89
The Rural Alberta Advantage $10,500.00
The Sadies $8,000.00
The Sheepdogs $55,125.86
The Trews $30,000.00
The Wailin’ Jennys $3,000.00
These Kids Wear Crowns $27,510.55
Timber Timbre $15,000.00
Tokyo Police Club $6,000.00
Zeus $46,500.00

Includes funding approved for Domestic Marketing, International Marketing and Domestic and International Touring programs.