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Radio Starmaker Fund Annual Report

2018 / 2019

New Artists To Radio Starmaker Fund

Success Fact: Samantha Martin & Delta Sugar

Samantha Martin & Delta Sugar

Toronto based Samantha Martin & Delta Sugar received funding via the Radio Starmaker Fund’s international touring programs to support their albums Send The Nightingale (2015) and Run To Me (2018). Both recordings have received massive airplay in North America, have also crossed overseas into the UK Blues Radio Top 40 charts as well as receiving dozens of rave reviews. This year Run To Me was nominated for a JUNO Award for Blues Album of the Year.

Thanks to Starmaker’s generous support of 16 international tour dates, Samantha Martin & Delta Sugar were able to perform a total of 56 shows across 10 European countries on 3 separate tours. This was the first time Samantha Martin & Delta Sugar were able to extensively and successfully tour overseas. As a result of Starmaker funding, the band continues to maintain a meaningful touring presence in Europe, make massive career strides both at home and abroad, and solidify their European fan base. Without the financial support of the Radio Starmaker Fund, Samantha Martin & Delta Sugar would not have been able to take on as many touring opportunities and make as many calculated risks that have paid off tenfold.

Samantha Martin
Samantha Martin & Delta Sugar

# Artist # of Approved Applications Amount Approved
1 AHI 4 $142,500
2 Alexandra Stréliski 5 $84,358
3 Alex Henry Fostern 1 $32,496
4 Bulow 2 $36,500
5 Calpurnia 2 $30,000
6 Chris Buck Band 1 $20,000
7 Dizzy 5 $98,200
8 Dominique Fils-Aimé 1 $22,000
9 Elliot Maginot 3 $68,018
10 FJORD 2 $14,500
11 Homeshake 1 $22,500
12 Honors 2 $9,808
13 Intervals 1 $15,000
14 Jade Eagleson 1 $16,000
15 Jason Benoit 2 $9,500
16 Jeremy Dutcher 10 $147,154
17 Jessica Mitchell 1 $34,500
18 Night Lovell 3 $89,000
19 Northern Haze 1 $8,000
20 RALPH 4 $93,307
21 Robotaki 4 $79,500
22 Royal Tusk 3 $96,500
23 Samantha Martin & Delta Sugar 3 $40,000
24 The Beaches 6 $161,482
25 The Blue Stones 1 $40,000
26 The Color 6 $155,500
27 The Dirty Nil 8 $164,705
28 The East Pointers 2 $25,802
29 The Reklaws 5 $84,070
30 The Wild! 1 $25,000
31 Tim Baker 4 $77,855
32 TOPS 2 $35,000
33 U.S. Girls 3 $63,000
34 Wild Rivers 6 $121,000
35 William Prince 2 $33,000
Total 108 $2,195,755

Total # Of Applications Approved For Year – 137
Total Funding Approved For Year – $8,049,444
% Of Funding Approved For Year For New Artists Only – 27.28%