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 & Delta Sugar
|#||Artist||# of Approved Applications||Amount Approved|
|3||Alex Henry Fostern||1||$32,496|
|6||Chris Buck Band||1||$20,000|
|23||Samantha Martin & Delta Sugar||3||$40,000|
|25||The Blue Stones||1||$40,000|
|27||The Dirty Nil||8||$164,705|
|28||The East Pointers||2||$25,802|
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%