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Radio Starmaker Fund Annual Report

2012 / 2013

New Artists To Radio Starmaker Fund

Success Fact: Hey Ocean!

Hey Ocean!

Hey Ocean! has been building their fervent following since 2008. After two independent releases, the group signed with Universal Music Canada to release their third full-length album IS. The Radio Starmaker Fund played a key role in the marketing and launch of the international release of the title in the US and Germany on Nettwerk Records in 2013. While established at home, Hey Ocean! had yet to tour or actively promote their music abroad. Starmaker funding has afforded Hey Ocean! the opportunity to tour outside of Canada at a level that would be financially impossible without their support. RSF international marketing support has also funded retail, radio and online marketing campaigns that were critical in building awareness for the band. They have just recently reached the Top 50 Mainstream Airplay Chart in Germany with their song “Make A New Dance Up”. With more international dates and the album’s release in the U.K. impending, the story continues to build around Hey Ocean!

Rick James Baker
Management & Artist Development
Nettwerk Music Group

# Artist # of Approved Applications Amount Approved
1 Andrée Watters 2 $62,495.38
2 Ben Caplan 2 $36,000.00
3 Cold Specks 4 $95,000.00
4 Danny Michel 6 $78,160.08
5 Del Barber 1 $12,000.00
6 Elizabeth Shepherd 9 $127,552.50
7 Emerson Drive 1 $26,117.65
8 Greg Sczebel 1 $21,559.16
9 Grimes 1 $25,500.00
10 Half Moon Run 1 $79,500.00
11 Hey Ocean! 3 $85,500.00
12 Jesse Labelle 3 $39,250.02
13 Jon and Roy 3 $24,000.00
14 Lindi Ortega 2 $55,848.58
15 Matt Andersen 1 $20,000.00
16 Mo Kenney 1 $11,248.25
17 Old Man Luedecke 9 $147,038.05
18 Purity Ring 4 $64,961.39
19 Rose Cousins 1 $25,500.00
20 Snak The Ripper 1 $12,000.00
21 The Pack A.D. 2 $28,500.00
22 The Weeknd 1 $37,790.33
23 Victoria Duffield 2 $92,073.10
24 Young Empires 3 $41,442.46
25 Yukon Blonde 1 $22,500.00
Total 65 $1,271,536.95

Total # Of Applications Approved For Year – 369
%s Of Applications Approved For Year For New Artists Only – 17.61%
Total Funding Approved For Year – $7,600,285.68
% Of Funding Approved For Year For New Artists Only – 16.73%