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Radio Starmaker Fund Annual Report

2016 / 2017

Awards Won By Radio Starmaker Funded Artists

Success Fact: Steve Hill

Steve Hill

Montreal JUNO award-winning blues singer, songwriter and guitarist, Steve Hill, has made major strides with his career over the past two years as a result of a lot of hard work, good fortune and the support of the Radio Starmaker Fund, which has been instrumental in helping take him to the national and international stage. Steve toured relentlessly in Canada around the release of his recent album Solo Recordings - Volume 3, by accessing funding from the Starmaker domestic touring program. This created a national buzz that allowed him to build his fan base across the country.

In January and February 2017, Steve was able to introduce his powerful one-man-band performance to Europe when he was invited to support British rock legends, Wishbone Ash, with the support of Starmaker’s international touring and marketing programs. For an artist like Steve Hill, touring and marketing the tour and physical release of the album in each territory is paramount to his success. Without the vital support of the Radio Starmaker Fund, it would be impossible for an independent artist like Steve to take on the associated costs of such extensive international touring, even though it is a necessity in building a long, prosperous career.

Todd Littlefield
Diesel Management

2017 Juno Awards
Artist Award
The Strumbellas Single of the Year - "Spirits"
July Talk Alternative Album of the Year - Touch
Diana Panton Children's Album of the Year - I Believe in Little Things
Tim Neufeld & the Glory Boys Contemporary Christian/Gospel Album of the Year - Hootenanny!
A Tribe Called Red Jack Richardson Producer of the Year - "R.E.D ft. Yasin Bey, Narcy & Black Bear", "Sila ft. Tanya Tagaq" - We Are the Haluci Nation
July Talk Recording Engineer of the Year - Jason Dufour "Push + Pull", "Beck + Call" - Touch
Grimes Video of the Year - "Kill v Maim"
2017 Canadian Country Music Awards
Artist Award
Meghan Patrick Female Artist of the Year, Sirius XM Rising Star
2017 East Coast Music Awards
Artist Award
Ria Mae Pop Recording of the Year, Solo Recording fo the Year
Ben Caplan Songwriter of the Year
2017 Western Canadian Music Awards
Artist Award
Andy Shauf Pop Artist of the Year, Songwriter of the Year "The Magician"
2017 Canadian Radio Music Awards
Artist Award
Neon Dreams Best New Group or Solo Artist: Dance/Urban/Rhythmic - "Marching Bands"
The Strumbellas Best New Group or Solo Artist: Mainstream Rock & Modern Rock - "Spirits", FACTOR Breakthrough Artist
James Barker Band Best New Group or Solo Artist: Country - "Lawn Chair Lazy"
2017 The Indies
Artist Award
A Tribe Called Red Album of the Year - We Are the Halluci Nation
The Strumbellas Single of the Year - "We Don't Know", Songwriter of the Year - "Spirits", "We Don't Know"
July Talk Group of the Year
Zeds Dead Electronic/Dance Artist/Group of the Year
PUP Rock Artist/Group of the Year
Lisa LeBlanc Singer-Songwriter Artist/Group of the Year
2017 Casby Awards
Artist Award
Hollerado Favourite Sugar Beach Session
Arkells Favorite New Song - "Knocking at the Door"
Mother Mother Favourite New Record - No Culture