Radio Starmaker Fund

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Radio Starmaker Fund Annual Report

2016 / 2017

Application Evaluation |
Applications Submitted vs. Applications Approved

Success Fact: The Bros. Landreth

The Bros. Landreth

The Bros. Landreth gained Starmaker eligibility just as their debut album Let It Lie began to buzz in Canada and abroad. The band had just won a JUNO Award for Roots & Traditional Album and inked record deals to release the album to international markets. RSF funding was instrumental in helping the band afford the opportunity to reach the right markets at key times. The band has been able to develop fledgling fan bases, establish tour routes and take advantage of numerous festival touring opportunities throughout Canada, the US, UK, Belgium, Scandinavia and Australia along the way. All the band's activities in these developing markets have benefited from invaluable contributions from the Fund.

Starmaker continues to assist The Bros. Landreth’s activities, providing critical financial assistance that enables them to invest in market development. With a new album on the way, the band is well positioned to achieve global activity out of the gate upon release. Many thanks to the Radio Starmaker Fund for helping along the journey!

Stu Anderson
Mighty Cypress

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 453 374 82.56%