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Radio Starmaker Fund Annual Report

2019 / 2020

Sales Certifications

Success Fact: RALPH


The generous funding allotted to me by Radio Starmaker has made a profound impact on my career, and I am so grateful for that. Without their financial assistance, I would have been forced to turn down crucial tour and radio opportunities. For instance, when I was offered a three-week Canada tour as support for Carly Rae Jepsen, I was ecstatic but obviously worried about how to finance the excursion. Starmaker funding allowed for me to accept the tour, hire a sound engineer, and pay for the many touring expenses that can leave an independent artist bankrupt. Similarly, Starmaker granted me the opportunity to tour America for the first time as support for JOAN in spring of 2020, with my own headline tour across Canada following our US dates. Experiences like these are invaluable for developing artists such as myself, as the exposure across America facilitated massive fan base growth and the Canada tour helped to maintain and enrich my Canada fan base.

These tours have also helped me build a story for radio, which was important as we pushed my single ‘Gravity’ to radio within Canada and eventually saw it climb to the Top 20 radio charts. Following this accolade, I was announced as a Juno nominee for Dance Song of the Year, which was a phenomenal feeling. I truly believe these strides in my career wouldn’t have been possible without touring and the help I received from the Radio Starmaker Fund.


Artist Date Album/Single Certification Units
NEW CITY September 2018 “Getting Closer” Gold Single 40,000
Brett Kissel October 2018 “We Were That Song” Gold Single 40,000
Tebey October 2018 “Denim on Denim” Gold Single 40,000
Daniel Caesar October 2018 Freudian Gold Album 40,000
The Strumbellas November 2018 “Spirits” Triple Platinum Single 240,000
Half Moon Run November 2018 “Turn Your Love” Gold Single 40,000
KILLY January 2019 “No Sad No Bad” Platinum Single 80,000
KILLY January 2019 “No Sad No Bad” Gold Single 40,000
Tyler Shaw January 2019 “With You” Gold Single 40,000
Brett Kissel January 2019 “Anthem” Gold Single 40,000
KILLY January 2019 “Killamonjaro” Platinum Single 80,000
Arkells February 2019 High Noon Platinum Album 80,000
Arkells March 2019 “Knocking At the Door” Platinum Single 80,000
Scott Helman March 2019 “Hang Ups” Gold Single 40,000
Jill Barber March 2019 Chances Gold Album 40,000
Dean Brody April 2019 Dirt Platinum Album 80,000
Scott Helman April 2019 “Linda Complicated” Gold Single 40,000
James Barker Band April 2019 “Chills” Platinum Single 80,000
bülow April 2019 “Two Punks In Love” Gold Single 40,000
Felix Cartal May 2019 “Get What You Give” Platinum Single 80,000
Alexandra Stréliski May 2019 INSCAPE Gold Album 40,000
Jason Benoit May 2019 “Gone Long Gone” Gold Single 40,000
Tyler Shaw May 2019 “With You” Platinum Single 80,000
Daniel Caesar June 2019 “Who Hurt You?” Gold Single 40,000
Daniel Caesar June 2019 “We Find Love” Gold Single 40,000
Daniel Caesar June 2019 “Get You (ft. Kali Uchis)” Double Platinum Single 160,000
Daniel Caesar June 2019 “Best Part (ft. H.E.R.)” Double Platinum Single 160,000
Jazz Cartier June 2019 “Dead Or Alive” Gold Single 40,000
Felix Cartal & Lights June 2019 “Love Me” Gold Single 40,000
Jessie Reyez July 2019 “Imported (with 6LACK)” Gold Single 40,000
The Dead South July 2019 “In Hell I'll Be In Good Company” Gold Single 40,000
Jade Eagleson July 2019 “Got Your Name On It” Gold Single 40,000
James Barker Band July 2019 “Keep It Simple” Gold Single 40,000
The Reklaws August 2019 “Long Live The Night” Platinum Single 80,000
Chad Brownlee August 2019 “Forever's Gotta Start Somewhere” Gold Single 40,000
88GLAM August 2019 “Lil Boat” Gold Single 40,000