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Radio Starmaker Fund Annual Report

2019 / 2020

New Artists To Radio Starmaker Fund

Success Fact: The Dirty Nil

The Dirty Nil

Radio Starmaker has allowed Hamilton, Ontario based The Dirty Nil to deliver their signature high-energy live show to a bigger audience in markets across North America and beyond. 2018/2019 saw the band play their most extensive US headline tour to-date as well as a successful headline tour of German clubs. The band was able to bring crew on the road (and sleep in clean hotels every night) and create high quality video content to keep their audience engaged and following along with the tours.

2019 saw The Dirty Nil playing some of the largest festivals and stages they’ve ever played, including Ottawa Bluefest as well as Toronto’s Budweiser Stage, where they played the main stage supporting Alexisonfire; Hurricane & Southside festivals in Germany; and Epicenter in North Carolina, where they played first on the main stage which was headlined that night by Foo Fighters. In 2020, with support from Radio Starmaker, The Dirty Nil embarked on their most unique tour to-date - a virtual tour that saw the band perform via livestream from a green-screen studio with professional sound/lights/video. Each date was presented by a local venue and radio station and each performance and background imagery custom curated to the corresponding city.

In addition to touring support, Starmaker’s generous International Marketing funding contributed towards Dine Alone’s hire of publicity & radio teams in the United States, United Kingdom and Germany, allowing the band to continue building upon successful foundations with peak radio chart numbers and top tier media hits. Starmaker's Domestic Marketing funding has enabled Dine Alone to build a well-rounded marketing plan, providing support for print, radio, and retail, resulting in impressive pre-order numbers and an expected incredibly successful album release.

Jeanna Sims
Senior Marketing Manager
Dine Alone Records

# Artist # of Approved Applications Amount Approved
1 Banners 2 $42,000
2 bbno$ 6 $153,800
3 David James 3 $65,500
4 Felix Cartal 2 $11,000
5 Kaytranada 3 $74,461
6 Keys N Krates 5 $60,000
7 Leeroy Stagger 7 $75,638
8 Single Mothers 5 $105,500
9 TWRP 2 $65,000
10 Aliocha 3 $43,956
11 Jocelyn Alice 4 $58,090
12 MorMor 2 $29,000
13 The Flatliners 1 $30,000
14 Busty and the Bass 6 $135,259
15 Eric Ethridge 1 $19,991
16 JoJo Mason 1 $28,000
17 Jon Bryant 2 $23,756
18 Matt Lang 2 $42,500
19 Sef Lemelin 3 $70,050
20 Snotty Nose Rez Kids 5 $76,788
21 Jeffrey Straker 1 $10,000
22 Land of Talk 1 $18,015
Total 67 $1,238,304

Total # Of Applications Approved For Year – 129
Total Funding Approved For Year – $7,859,252
% Of Funding Approved For Year For New Artists Only – 13.45%