Radio Starmaker Fund

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Radio Starmaker Fund Annual Report

2014 / 2015

Application Evaluation |
Applications Submitted vs. Applications Approved

Success Fact: Ben Caplan

Ben Caplan

The last three years of my career have been years of explosive growth and that is largely due to the support of the Radio Starmaker Fund. As an artist who makes music outside of the mainstream, I have built a career relying on live performance and connecting with fans directly at concert venues and festivals. The RSF has given me the resources to propel that working formula forward and expand my market across Canada and into the US, Europe and Australia.

Thanks to the projects that I was able to mount with the support of Starmaker, I now have outstanding business partners including booking agents and labels in diverse territories around the world. The business and the buzz in international territories amplifies that of Canada and vice versa. In the last three years, I have transformed from a regional artist at home to an international act with sizable followings in a half a dozen countries and strong growth in half a dozen others. The Radio Starmaker Fund provided direct investment that allowed me the ability to focus on the artistry that continues to draw fans in widening circles.

Ben Caplan
Halifax, NS

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 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 435 398 91.49%