After a busy summer touring the globe in support of their album 2014 White Women, Montreal, QC’s Chromeo paid a visit to Last Gang Records‘ Toronto headquarters where they were surprised with Gold and Platinum award plaques for their smash single “Jealous (I Ain’t With It)”. The awards were the first ever for the “funks lords”, who were in Toronto for a highly anticipated concert at the Kool Haus.
Following their opening set for Kings Of Leon on Tuesday in Toronto, Sony Music Canada surprised South African alternative-rock group Kongos with Double Platinum award plaques for their breakthrough track “Come With Me Now”. The song, which has gained steady airplay on multiple radio formats across the country, comes off their 2014 album Lunatic. “Come With Me Now” lands at #13 this week after 26 weeks on the Canadian Top Digital Tracks chart.
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.
Music Canada Congratulates Ontario Chamber of Commerce Ontario Business Achievement Award 2019 Winners https://musiccanada.com/news/music-canada-congratulates-ontario-chamber-of-commerce-obaa-2019-winners/ #OBAA2019
The Ontario Business Achievement Awards are tonight! Music Canada is proud to be a finalist for the Diversity and Inclusion Award. Thank you @OntarioCofC for this tremendous honour, and congratulations to our fellow nominees. https://occ.ca/obaa-2019-finalists-diversity-and-inclusion-award/
"After tonight, there'll be around 100 men and 10 women in the Hall of Fame. That’s not right." Watch Cowboy Junkies' Margo Timmins' full Canadian Music Hall of Fame speech: http://bit.ly/32Osj8U #CMHF #JUNOS @Music_Canada @CJmusic
Music Canada announces new Strategic Initiatives portfolio to support every stage the Canadian commercial music ecosystem
Thanks to @Music_Canada & @umusic for an informative tour @CapitolRecords - a thrill to experience Rocket man in studio C, use Frank Sinatra’s original microphone, stand in studio A as Quincy Jones will be in tonight & see an iconic Beastie Boys tag.
Congratulations to @miramulholland, who was honoured with the 2019 Global IP Champion Award by @globalipcenter! https://www.theglobalipcenter.com/global-ip-champion-miranda-mulholland/ The award recognizes leading innovators, creators, and the policymakers who support their work.
A Conversation With .. @ErrolNazareth, via @fyimusicnews https://www.fyimusicnews.ca/articles/2019/11/08/conversation-errol-nazareth As host of @CBCBigCity, Errol champions music that reflects the diversity of Toronto - we are fortunate to gain his insights as a member of our Advisory Council.
Congratulations Deputy Mayor @Thompson_37 on your appointment as Toronto's first Night Economy Ambassador. We applaud yours and Mayor @JohnTory's commitments to strengthening and diversifying Toronto's night economy, and continued advocacy for Toronto's music sector. #TOMusicCity