Prior to his headlining concert at Toronto, ON’s Air Canada Centre, Warner Music Canada recording artist Bruno Mars was presented with a unique 3D Canadian certifications plaque for the titles listed below. Yes, blue and red glasses are required for the full pop-out effect – how cool is that?
During their Toronto stop Friday on the Mayhem Festival Tour, Orange Country, CA’s Avenged Sevenfold received their Platinum award plaques for their 2013 album Hail To The King (Warner Music Canada). The band were especially grateful for the awards as Canada is the first country to have the album certified Platinum. A7X‘s 2010 album Nightmare had also previously gone Platinum in Canada, while 2005’s City of Evil and 2003’s Waking The Fallen had both gone Gold.
Below is the video for the album’s title track, which has also recently been certified as a Gold Digital Download.
Earlier this month, Sony Music Canada presented a 13-year-old girl from London, ON with a special Platinum award plaque at the launch party for her recording of Avril Lavigne’s song “Keep Holding On”. Autumn’s dream to be a pop star came true thanks to Make-A-Wish Canada and Sony Canada. Autumn, who was diagnosed with a connective tissue disorder, signed on as a Sony artist to record her cover and get the full pop star treatment. “Her jaw was dropped for most of the party,” said Make-A-Wish grand coordinator Misha Medeiros. “She was so appreciative, and so grateful for everyone being there.”
Over the weekend, alt-dance duo Ubiquitous Synergy Seeker (USS) were presented with their first official Canadian Gold award plaques in front of a hometown crowd at Toronto’s Echo Beach. The plaques commemorate their single “This Is The Best” selling over 40,000 digital downloads in Canada since it’s 2013 release. The headlining performance was part of rock station 102.1 The Edge’s Edgefest Summer Concert Series and fans shared their festival experience using the appropriately named hashtag #ThisIsTheFest.
On Sunday (July 6, 2014), LA soul revivalists Fitz & The Tantrums were presented with official Music Canada Gold Digital Download award plaques by Warner Music Canada for their song “The Walker”. The track comes off their 2013 album More Than Just A Dream, released in 2013.
The band was presented with their awards before their headlining show at the Danforth Music Hall in Toronto, ON.
Congratulations to Saskatchewan’s The Sheepdogs, who were presented with their Gold Digital Download plaques for the rock hit “Feeling Good” before their Canada Day show at Toronto’s Echo Beach. The track comes off their 2013 Gold album The Sheepdogs released by Warner Music Canada. The plaques feature custom action figurines of the band members which were designed by Toronto artist Kira Shaimanova and featured in the “Feeling Good” music video.
On Friday May 9, 2014, Music Canada was on hand at This Ain’t Hollywood in Hamilton, Ontario, for Teenage Head’s hometown show in celebration of George Pevere’s new book “Gods of the Hammer: The Teenage Head Story.” The much anticipated book release was not the only call for celebration at the special homecoming. In front of a sold-out crowd, the Hamilton natives were presented with Gold records for their 1982 album “Some Kinda Fun” confirming the sale of 50,000 albums since its release. The award plaques were presented on stage during their set by club owner and longtime friend Lou Molinaro.
Original Teenage Head members Stephen Mahon (bass) and Gord Lewis (guitar) happily accepted their awards mid-set. An additional award was presented in memory of Frankie “Venom” Kerr, who passed away in 2008 after a battle with throat cancer. Kerr’s sisters Christine Crawford and Dorothy Mark were on hand to accept the award and toasted to their late brother on stage with the rest of the band.
The special evening was filled with many guest vocalists including Max Kerman from Arkells and Chris Houston of Forgotten Rebels.
Patiently waiting to see @BarackObama with @metalworksARTS students @economicclubca & Global Institute for Conscious Economics. Today’s talk on “The Future of Work & The New Economy,” brings together a diversity of perspectives to challenge how we think about work & society.
Great chat between @PresidentCBCRC Catherine Tait and @ArleneDickinson at @CdnClubTO today celebrating diversity & inclusivity, and focusing on how to preserve #Canada's news & culture in the digital age. @CBCNews
Registration is now open for #Searchlight, @CBCMusic's hunt for Canada’s undiscovered musical talent. Thanks to a partnership w/ @TheJUNOAwards, the winner will take part in the Allan Slaight JUNO Masterclass & record at @nmc_canada. To apply, visit https://www.cbc.ca/musicinteractives/searchlight
@MacLeodLisa @MonteMcNaughton @Music_Canada @cfccreates You’re absolutely right Minister! The music community offers significant opportunities in skilled trades. The jobs are exciting, they are remunerative & they deserve recognition & support: the type of support that the Ontario Gov’t is now extending to the skilled trades community
Love the work @MonteMcNaughton is doing on the skilled trades. In roundtables last week with @Music_Canada & @cfccreates skilled labour was raised as an important area where Ontario can help grow our culture industries. 👷♀️+ 🎤🎬🧗♀️= 🎯 https://twitter.com/MonteMcNaughton/status/1219047920223379461
We had an amazing dialogue about the future of #Ontario's #musicindustry at the studio today with our dynamic Minister of Tourism, Culture & Sport @MacLeodLisa, @Music_Canada @LastGangEnt @TicketmasterCA @miramulholland @loreena @warnercanada & @erin_benjamin. Thanks to all!
More excellent dialogue w/ some of our music industry leadership, 🙏 @MacLeodLisa for making time to listen, share + learn, + for your commitment to the sector. @Music_Canada @LastGangEnt @TicketmasterCA @metalworksLIVE @miramulholland @loreena @warnermusic @erin_benjamin
A productive roundtable with @MacLeodLisa who heard how gov. can create & sustain a healthy music ecosystem. Excited to continue working together as allies who recognize our cultural industries as an economic driver. Thank you @metalworksSOUND for hosting!