Radio Starmaker Fund

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Radio Starmaker Fund Annual Report

2016 / 2017

Board of Directors


The mandate of the Radio Starmaker Fund is to make a substantial and discernable difference to the careers of Canadian musical recording artists through artist driven marketing assistance, and to support the Canadian independent music infrastructure.

Created by the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission’s Radio Policy Review of 1998, the Radio Starmaker Fund has completed its sixteenth full year of operation.

French language artists are supported by Fonds RadioStar, although Radio Starmaker Fund supports non-French language and instrumental projects originating from Quebec.

For the period from September 1, 2016 to August 31, 2017, the Radio Starmaker Fund Board of Directors was comprised of:

Sylvie Courtemanche
Vice-President and Associate General Counsel
Government Relations and Compliance
Corus Entertainment Inc.
Toronto, Ontario
Jim West
Justin Time Records Inc.
Montreal, Quebec
Julie Penner
Radio Producer and Musician
The Vinyl Cafe
Winnipeg, Manitoba
Caryn Hanlon
Director, Marketing
Sony Music Entertainment Canada Inc.
Toronto, Ontario
Al Ford
National Format Director for Jack/SONic and Program Director for 96.9 JACK
Rogers Media Inc.
Vancouver, British Columbia
Jake Gold
The Management Trust Ltd.
Toronto, Ontario
Alan Doyle (Artist Representative)
Singer, Songwriter, Producer, Actor
St. John’s, Newfoundland

Dan Barton
Program Director for Mix 96.5
Newcap Radio Halifax
Halifax, Nova Scotia
Taylor Jukes
Program Director (99.9 Virgin Radio Toronto)
Bell Media
Toronto, Ontario
Nick Blasko
Managing Director
Amelia Artists Inc.
Victoria, British Columbia
Executive Director
Chip Sutherland
Manager, Finance and Administration
Michelle Farres
Manager, Programs and Applications
Jerry Leibowitz