Since the launch of our Gold/Platinum program in 1975, record labels across Canada have celebrated the success of their artists’ hit single or album with the presentation of an official Gold, Platinum, or Diamond certification plaque. These highly coveted plaques, which are also presented to the teams behind the certified release, are created by Music Canada’s exclusive manufacturers Frameworth Sports Marketing (Toronto, ON) and PIXSL Inc. (Montreal, QC).
Sandra Falcone has been designing Music Canada’s Gold/Platinum plaques at Frameworth for nearly a decade. In this new video, Sandra takes us behind the scenes of Frameworth Sports Marketing’s manufacturing facility in Toronto and shows the unique process of how those Gold or Platinum vinyl record plaques are created before making it to the hands of your favourite artists.
Watch and share the video on Gold/Platinum Canada’s Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram accounts, or view on YouTube below.
Hamilton, ON rock band Arkells were surprised with new Gold Album Award plaques for their 2016 album Morning Report by Universal Music Canada. The band has now recieved Gold certifications for all four of their full-length studio albums, which includes Jackson Square (2008), Michigan Left (2011), and High Noon (2014). The custom plaques also commemorates the Gold certification of the Morning Report single “Knocking At The Door.”
The band shared the news with their fans across their social media accounts with a photo from a recording studio, suggesting some new music may be on the way!
Hamilton, ON’s Arkells and hometown heroes July Talk joined forces Saturday night for their biggest shows to date in front of a capacity crowd at Toronto’s Budweiser Stage. Prior to taking the stage for their 16 song set, July Talk were surprised with Gold award plaques by Sleepless Records for “Push + Pull,” the lead single from their 2016 album Touch.
For JUNO-Award winning rock group Arkells, Friday, February 10, 2017, will certainly go down as one of the most surreal nights of the band’s career. With the LED sign outside the FirstOntario Centre flashing “Welcome Home ARKELLS,” Hamilton, Ontario was eager to plow through the heavy snowfall and sing along again with their hometown heroes. Around 9 PM, Arkells took to the stage in front of 10,000 adoring fans and kick-started an epic 26-song set that will be talked about for years to come.
HAMILTON. Couldn't have dreamt this up better. Thank you for giving us the best damn view in the world. pic.twitter.com/kZcCPX2k8W
Prior to their set, the band was surprised backstage with Gold Single plaques for “Leather Jacket,” from their 2016 album Morning Report. “Leather Jacket” is the band’s first Canadian Single Award certification. In 2015, Arkells received their first Gold plaques for the album High Noon.
You can view the music video for “Leather Jacket” below.
Hamilton, ON’s Arkells paid a visit to the Universal Music Canada offices in Toronto last week, where they were presented with their first Canadian Gold award plaques for 2015 JUNO Rock Album of the Year High Noon. The band, who also took home the JUNO for 2015 Group of the Year in their hometown, thanked their fans through their Twitter page earlier this summer when the album was officially certified.
Arkells are currently preparing for a European tour in November before returning to Canada for a run of shows beginning November 21 in Quebec City.
Watch Arkells video for “11:11″ from the Gold-certified High Noon below:
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.
Music Canada appears before Heritage Committee as part of Study on Challenges and Issues Faced by the Arts, Culture, Heritage and Sport Sectors During the COVID-19 Pandemic https://musiccanada.com/news/music-canada-appears-before-heritage-committee-as-part-of-study-on-challenges-and-issues-faced-by-the-arts-culture-heritage-and-sport-sectors-during-the-covid-19-pandemic/
Since the beginning of the pandemic, requests for @UnisonFund’s services have increased by 5,500% with over $1.2M in funds already allocated and paid to support over 2,200 entertainment professionals in Canada and the need for support continues to grow at a steadfast rate. https://twitter.com/Music_Canada/status/1330970561342738433
Canada’s artist community is coming together in support of @UnisonFund - an assistance program that provides discreet relief to music industry professionals in times of crisis – with Canada In Unison Holiday Special: In Concert, taking place virtually on Thursday, December 17th.
#ARTIST GRANT: If you've sold at least 1500 units over the past 5 years, you're eligible to apply for the Radio Starmaker Fund, which gives up to $25K for recording, publicity, digital marketing, videos, etc.
Deadline: November 19th, 2020. Details: http://www.starmaker.ca
Canada’s beloved artists have come together to deliver a truly magical Holiday Special, in support of Unison. Join us on Thursday, December 17th at 8PM ET on @SessionsLive for an eve of music and conversation in support of the CAD entertainment industry. https://www.sessionslive.com/CanadaInUnison/tickets
The art, sports & cultural sectors have faced unique challenges due to the pandemic. In response, we organized several sessions to hear directly from individuals & organizations in these sectors. We have been and will continue to be with you:
This is good news for music venues that have been impacted by COVID-19 and are currently experiencing challenges securing insurance, and for the artists who are eager to return to these spaces when possible.
In Episode 4 of the Industry Insider Video Series, artists @Shadkmusic & @DomaniqueGrant discuss how artist entrepreneurs can balance making a living with their music while sustaining their authenticity.
The Industry Insider Video Series presented by Music Canada & @CONNECTml is an exciting new web series created in collaboration with Toronto-based artist @DomaniqueGrant. https://musiccanada.com/news/music-canada-and-connect-music-licensing-partner-for-industry-insider-video-series-hosted-by-domanique-grant/