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Radio Starmaker Fund Annual Report

2018 / 2019

Grant Allocation By Music Industry Association

Success Fact: Jennifer Castle

Jennifer Castle

When we were planning Jennifer Castle’s Angels Of Death album and looking towards the year and a half of touring to promote the record, it would have been an entirely different scenario had Idée Fixe Records and Straight & Narrow management not had the support of Radio Starmaker. At long last with the help of The Radio Starmaker Fund, Jennifer was able to tour with her six-piece band, enabling her to play larger stages and several festival appearances.

Highlights of the campaign included a sold-out hometown show in Toronto at The Danforth Music Hall; festivals such as Mariposa, Sappyfest, and Supercrawl; as well as touring North America with Neko Case and the EU with Eleanor Friedberger. In the constantly evolving music business, there is no substitute for getting in front of audiences and spreading the word in person. Thanks to Starmaker for helping export our culture at home and abroad.

Jeff McMurrich
Idée Fixe Records

Recipient Event Territory Amount
Total $420,000
Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences 2019 Juno Awards London, ON $160,000
Canadian Country Music Association 2019 Canadian Country Music Awards Galgary, AB $40,000
CIMA 2019 Music Export Initiative Various $85,000
Canadian Music Week 2019 Canadian Radio Music Awards Toronto, ON $30,000
Festival Music House Atlantic 2019 Festival Music House Atlantic Halifax, NS $75,000
Polaris Music Prize 2019 Polaris Music Prize Toronto, ON $30,000