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Radio Starmaker Fund Annual Report

2010 / 2011

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Awards Won By Radio Starmaker Funded Artists

Success Fact: Justin Nozuka

Justin Nozuka

The Radio Starmaker Fund has played an integral role in Justin Nozuka’s success both domestically and overseas. Having been awarded domestic and international touring monies, Justin was able to spend a great deal of time on tour promoting his sophomore album “You I Wind Land and Sea”. With Starmaker’s funding, Justin was able to tour Canada twice in 2010, which gave him the opportunity to expose his music to a much larger audience. This led to a 2011 Juno Award nomination for “Adult Alternative Album of the Year”, a category he shared with Neil Young. Starmaker’s support also helped the French version of Justin’s second single “Heartless (La Promesse)”, reach #1 on the Quebec Francophone Palmarès BDS Chart. Starmaker’s international marketing grant gave the song an extra push in France, which led to Justin winning the 2011 NRJ Award for Francophone Group/ Duo of the Year at the NRJ Awards in Cannes. Starmaker’s support for Justin Nozuka has allowed him to take his musical career to new heights.

Karolina Charczuk
Marketing Manager
Coalition Entertainment Records Inc.

2011 Juno Awards
Artist Award
Johnny Reid Country Album of the Year - “A Place Called Love”
Matthew Good Rock Album of the Year - “Vancouver”
Shad Rap Recording of the Year - “TSOL”
Jim Byrnes Blues Album of the Year - “Everywhere West”
2011 Canadian Country Music Awards
Artist Award
Dean Brody Album of the Year - “Trail In Life”
Dean Brody Single of the Year - “Trail In Life”
Johnny Reid Male Artist of the Year
Jimmy Rankin Roots Artist or Group of the Year
Johnny Reid Fans’ Choice Award
Johnny Reid Top Selling Canadian Album
2011 East Coast Music Awards
Artist Award
The Trews DVD of the Year - “The Trews The Trews Acoustic Friends and Total Strangers”
2011 Western Canadian Music Awards
Artist Award
Ridley Bent Country Recording of the Year
The Wailin’ Jennys Roots Duo/Group Recording of the Year
2011 Canadian Radio Music Awards
Artist Award
Crash Karma Rock - “Awake”
Johnny Reid AC - “Let’s Go Higher”
Down With Webster CHR - “Rich Girl$”
JRDN Dance/Urban/Rhythmic - “U Can Have It All”
Hedley Chart Topper Award
2011 The Indies
Artist Award
Marianas Trench Favourite Single of the Year - “Celebrity Status”
Emilie Claire Barlow Favourite Jazz Artist/Group of the Year
The Sadies Favourite Folk/Roots Artist/Group of the Year
Delhi 2 Dublin Favourite World Artist/Group of the Year
Crash Karma Favourite Rock Artist/Group of the Year
Marianas Trench Favourite Pop Artist/Group of the Year
Shad Favourite Urban Artist/Group or Duo of the Year
Metric Favourite Live Artist/Group of the Year
Cancer Bats Favourite Punk/Hardcore Artist/Group of the Year
Hannah Georgas Favourite Solo Artist of the Year
Alexisonfire Favourite Group or Duo of the Year
2010 Casby Awards
Artist Award
Hollerado Favourite New Artist
Alexisonfire Favourite New Single - “The Northern”
Tokyo Police Club Favourite New Indie Release - “Champ”