61st Radio Starmaker Fund Applications Open Until Nov 17


The website for the Radio Starmaker Fund is now back on-line and ready to accept applications. Applicants are encouraged to start the process as early as possible to avoid filing incomplete applications.

▸ To begin filing online, visit: http://www.starmaker.ca/.

The Manager of Programs & Applications, Jerry Leibowitz, will be happy to help with your questions should you need assistance. You can send him an email before you submit your application. Time permitting, he will review your work and provide feedback.

It is always a good idea to ask to have your work reviewed, even if it’s on the last day of the deadline. Please keep in mind that once an application is submitted, it cannot be changed.
Please Note the Following Beginning with Round 61:

Radio Starmarker Fund previously allowed you to include direct monthly or flat fee charges from your distributor should you hire them to work your project to the press and/or to radio. You may now also use your distributor for digital marketing campaigns, including Facebook.

These initiatives will be considered as both significant investment or funding requests in our domestic marketing applications or as funding requests in our international marketing applications. These can only be accepted should you be invoiced for this work. They cannot be accepted if the fee is paid to your distributor as a percentage of sales.

All applications must be filed online prior to the next deadline (Thursday, November 17 at 5pm EST). The ability to file an application will automatically shut down at that time. Please ensure that your application has been completed and submitted before this time.


About Radio Starmaker:
The Radio Starmaker Fund was created in partnership with the Canadian Independent Music Association (CIMA) and Music Canada. In the fall of 2000, it was launched with cooperation from the Canadian Association of Broadcasters (CAB) and approved by the CRTC.

It is a private fund which has as its stated purpose to “make a substantial and discernable difference to the careers of Canadian artists” by providing substantial incremental investment where the artist has established a proven track record and his or her label is making a Significant Investment in their future career.

For more information on the Radio Starmaker Fund and the online applications process, click here.