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Radio Starmaker Fund Annual Report

2017 / 2018

Awards Won By Radio Starmaker Funded Artists

Success Fact: Royal Canoe

Royal Canoe

The Radio Starmaker Fund was integral to the continued growth of Royal Canoe during the release cycle of their last album, Something Got Lost Between Here and the Orbit. Most notably this funding allowed Royal Canoe to expand their reach to new touring markets. This included expansion to new Eastern European markets like Poland and Ukraine in addition to continuing to develop and grow their audiences in other European markets like Germany, the United Kingdom and France.

Royal Canoe was also able to play some huge-exposure festival opportunities like Atlas Weekend in Ukraine, Open Air in Luxembourg, One of a Million in Switzerland, Maifeld Derby in Germany and others. Additionally, the band was able to return to markets that have been traditionally strong for them with a renewed marketing push. This included treks through Canada and the United States to hit important markets like New York, Los Angeles, Vancouver and Toronto plus everywhere in between. Highlight festival plays in North America included Field Trip in Toronto, Vancouver Jazz Festival, Art-a-Whirl Festival in Minneapolis, UPDT Fest in Edmonton and others.

Stu Anderson
Mighty Cypress

2018 Juno Awards
Artist Award
A Tribe Called Red Group of the Year
Jessie Reyez Breakthrough Artist of the Year
The Beaches Breakthrough Group of the Year
James Barker Band Country Album of the Year - Game On
Alvvays Alternative Album of the Year - Antisocialites
The Glorious Sons Rock Album of the Year - Young Beauties and Fools
Daniel Caesar R&B/Soul Recording of the Year - Freudian
The Dead South Traditional Roots Album of the Year - Illusion & Doubt
MonkeyJunk Blues Album of the Year - Time to Roll
2018 Canadian Country Music Awards
Artist Award
Meghan Patrick Female Artist of the Year
The Washboard Union Group or Duo of the Year
The Reklaws Sirius XM Rising Star
James Barker Band Single of the Year - “Chills”
2018 East Coast Music Awards
Artist Award
Rose Cousins Album of the Year, Folk Recording of the Year - Natural Conclusion, Song of the Year - “Grace”
Jenn Grant Pop Recording of the Year - Pardise
Mo Kenney Solo Recording of the Year - The Details
2018 Western Canadian Music Awards
Artist Award
The Harpoonist & The Axe Murderer Blues Artist of the Year
The Dead South Break Out Artist of the Year, Roots Duo/Group of the Year
Dear Rouge Pop Artist of the Year, Song Writer of the Year - “Chains”
2018 Canadian Radio Music Awards
Artist Award
Jessie Reyez Best New Group or Solo Artist: CHR
New City Best New Group or Solo Artist: Dance/Urban/Rythmic
The Beaches Best New Group or Solo Artist: Rock
Daniel Caesar FACTOR Breakthrough Artist of the Year, Nielsen Talent Development Story of the Year
2018 The Indies
Artist Award
Death From Above 1979 Single of the Year - “Freeze Me”
The Glorious Sons Group of the Year
Jessie Reyez Artist of the Year
July Talk Songwriter of the Year - “Beck + Call”, “Picturing Love”
Said the Whale Alternative Artist/Group of the Year
Ria Mae Pop Artist/Group of the Year
Pierre Kwenders Rap/R&B Artist/Group of the Year
Matt Mays Singer-Songwriter Artist/Group of the Year