Radio Starmaker Fund

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Radio Starmaker Fund Annual Report

2016 / 2017

Tracking Success |
Grant Allocation By Type Of Record Label

Success Fact: Coleman Hell

Coleman Hell

Coleman Hell got his first big break when his single “2 Heads” soared to #1 on Hype Machine and began amassing millions of streams on Spotify shortly thereafter. Landing a worldwide recording deal with Columbia Records (excluding Canada, where he is signed to 604 Records), “2 Heads” would eventually go four-times platinum in Canada and gold in the US, racking up 100 million streams on Spotify alone.

The Radio Starmaker Fund played a crucial role in Coleman Hell's career development by enabling him to hit the road for most of 2016 and solidify his fan base. He progressed from small shows at clubs and universities to a slew of summer festival performances across Canada and the US and finally, to being a hard ticket headliner. The funds provided by the RSF played an integral role in the development of Coleman’s touring business and the progression of his live production. This financial support allowed for flexibility in our touring plans and helped elevate the Coleman Hell brand in ways that wouldn't have otherwise been possible.

Jeremy Tanny
604 Records / Simkin Artist Management

Tracking Success

We have established throughout the operation of the Fund a system of following up with our applicants to seek feedback on the impact of the funding. Statistics can only tell part of the story and we prefer to have specific and direct feedback from our applicants as to how they felt Starmaker assisted their goals. Throughout this report there are several success stories provided by our applicants that illustrate the very positive impact we are having on Canadian artists both here and abroad.

Grant Allocation By Type Of Record Label

Quasi-Indie Misc.
Total Approved Funding For Fiscal Year $155,127.00 $6,938,692.66 $323,642.38 $1,121,050.00 $8,538,512.00
% Of Total Approved Funding 1.82% 81.26% 3.79% 13.13% 100.00%