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Radio Starmaker Fund Annual Report

2010 / 2011

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Grant Allocation By Music Industry Association

Success Fact: Lights


On the strength of a six song EP, Lights was celebrated as the New Artist of the Year at the 2009 Juno Awards and her full-length debut had accordingly high expectations. With the generous support of the Radio Starmaker Fund, we were able to not only maintain momentum but build audiences in North America through effective radio, video, on-line and retail programs. Lights’ first full-length release, “The Listening”, was soon certified gold in Canada. Our biggest asset is Lights’ live performance but it is also our biggest expense. Starmaker’s touring grants enabled us to bring her show to fans across Canada, the U.S., U.K. and mainland Europe. Music lovers at SXSW, Leeds and Reading all responded to Lights’ performances, paving the way for future returns to their markets. Looking to the future, Lights is now poised to build a global audience with trips to new territories such as Australia and Japan. These strategic moves could not be considered without outside assistance. Thank you Radio Starmaker, we share all of our success with you.

Jian Ghomeshi
Exclusive Worldwide Manager

Recipient Event Territory Amount
Total $956,954.52
Canadian Academy Of Recording Arts And Sciences 2011 Juno Awards Toronto, Ontario $90,000.00
Canadian Academy Of Recording Arts And Sciences 2011 Juno Awards Toronto, Ontario $10,000.00
Canadian Academy Of Recording Arts And Sciences 2011 Juno Awards Toronto, Ontario $260,000.00
Canadian Country Music Association 2011 Canadian Country Music Awards Hamilton, Ontario $40,000.00
CIMA 2011 Music Export Initiative Various $80,000.00
East Coast Music Association 2011 East Coast Music Awards Charlottetown, PE $25,000.00
Halifax Pop Explosion Association 2011 Halifax Pop Explosion Halifax, Nova Scotia $20,000.00
Indian Art-I-Crafts Of Ontario 2010 Canadian Aboriginal Music Awards Hamilton, Ontario $25,000.00
M For Montreal 2011 M For Montreal Montreal, Quebec $15,000.00
North By Northeast Conferences, Inc. 2011 NXNE Toronto, Ontario $40,000.00
Ontario Council Of Folk Festivals 2011 OCFF Conference Niagara Falls, Ontario $25,000.00
Polaris Music Prize 2011 Polaris Music Prize Toronto, Ontario $15,000.00
Pop Montreal 2011 Pop Montreal Montréal, Quebec $35,000.00
TIFF Festival Music House (Various) 2010 TIFF Festival Music House Toronto, Ontario $31,954.52
TIFF Festival Music House (Various) 2011 TIFF Festival Music House Toronto, Ontario $195,000.00
Western Canadian Music Alliance 2011 Western Canadian Music Awards Whitehorse, Yukon $30,000.00
Canadian Music Week 2011 Canadian Radio Music Awards Toronto, Ontario $20,000.00

* Number of approved applications for fiscal year includes 17 Miscellaneous Funding applications as indicated above.