Ahead of his sold out show at Echo Beach in Toronto this week, American rapper Post Malone was presented with a Double Platinum plaque for his 2018 sophomore album beerbongs and bentleys by President/CEO of Universal Music Canada, Jeffrey Remedios.
Later in the week, beerbongs’ highest certified single “rockstar (ft. 21 Savage)” joined Imagine Dragons’ “Radioactive” and Maroon 5’s “Moves Like Jagger” as the only songs so far in 2018 to earn 9x Platinum certifications. The album also includes the Triple Platinum single “Psycho (ft. Ty Dolla $ign)” and Double Platinum single “Candy Paint.”
“rockstar (ft. @21savage)” is now rapper @PostMalone‘s highest Canadian certified single, officially earning a 9x Platinum certification!
During the 2017 iHeartRadio MMVAs celebrations, Irish singer-songwriter Niall Horan was presented with a Canadian Double Platinum award plaque for his single “This Town.” The track is Horan’s first Canadian award plaque since debuting as a solo artist following his departure from multi-Platinum pop group One Direction.
Horan is pictured above with Universal Music Canada President Jeffrey Remedios, which was shared through Remedios’ Twitter page. Universal also shared a photo of their team with Horan and his plaque.
The Canadian music industry has seen a major development today with the change in leadership at Universal Music Canada.
Randy Lennox has been appointed the President of Entertainment & Broadcasting at Bell Media. Having most recently served as the President and CEO of Universal Music Canada, Randy will bring more than 25 years of music industry experience to this newly-created position at Bell Media, where he will oversee all English and French radio and local television broadcasting and their associated digital assets. Randy leaves behind a deep legacy in the Canadian music industry, having influenced the careers of hundreds of artists and countless music professionals.
Jeffrey Remedios will begin his position as Universal Music Canada’s President and CEO effective September 21. Jeffrey co-founded Arts & Crafts in 2003, and has created an impressive global operation with offices in Toronto, L.A, and Mexico City. He also serves as the Chairman of FACTOR, and volunteers on many boards of directors. Prior to Arts & Crafts, Jeffrey worked at Virgin Music Canada (later EMI Music Canada), working in both Media & Artist Relations and Digital Marketing, and later rising to Director of National Promotion. Jeffrey is a passionate supporter of Toronto’s local music scene.
“I have had the pleasure of working with Randy for many years: first at Universal Music, and most recently as one of our members at Music Canada. He is an experienced and passionate industry leader, whose years of experience and innovative thinking will him make a powerful addition to Bell Media’s senior leadership team. We are excited about his new path, and thrilled to begin working with his successor, Jeffrey Remedios. Jeffrey is a real powerhouse. From co-founding Arts & Crafts to creating the Field Trip festival, his dedication to artists and the music-business is without peer. It’s an exciting time for our industry,” says Graham Henderson, President of Music Canada.
This wknd marks the 100th anniversary of @TheDanforthMH and you’re invited to join the celebration this Sat., Aug. 17 at 12:30pm in front of the DMH. The @cityoftoronto will be presenting a commemorative plaque to the owners and anniversary cake will be served to all attending!
Congratulations to Toronto's @TheDanforthMH, which turns 100 on Sunday! Read @IhateBenRayner's piece on the Music Hall's rich musical history, and share with us your favourite concert memories from the venue. https://t.co/6y577cD6TN @TorontoStar #TOMusicCity #MusicCities
The Northern Power Summit will take place in Toronto on August 16 & 17. Now in its fourth year, the summit aims to provide education and tools to help Canadian artists and industry professionals develop. For more information and to register, visit: https://t.co/5Yr2cUcIo0 #NPS19
Join us alongside @NANToronto this Friday Aug 9 from 5-7 pm to hear from 4 Womxn working as sound engineers, producers & music journalists as they chat about their experiences as 'Womxn in Music: Behind the Scenes.'#cultureshock #womxninmusic #creativepotluck
Join @NANToronto & @UrbanArtsTO this Friday Aug. 9 from 5-7 pm to hear from 4 #women working as sound engineers,#music #producers & music #journalists as they chat about their experiences as 'Women in Music: Behind the Scenes.'#cultureshock #taf #womeninmusic #creativepotluck
🥁🥁Drum roll please! 🥁🥁 We are pleased to announce the co-hosts for the 2019 #CCMAawards are @dallassmith and @billyraycyrus! Join us in Calgary September 8th 🇨🇦 Tickets available here: https://t.co/rE8xwGlGRu!
#yyc #capturecalgary @TourismCalgary
@Music_Canada @davidrrandall @CMW_Week @RodrigoBravo9 @miramulholland @_DiggingRoots @LorraineSegato Or as Bruce Cockburn sang, "Nothing worth having comes without some kind of fight,
"Got to kick at the darkness 'til it bleeds daylight."
If you missed this excellent panel discussion, I highly recommend watching this.
Montreal's @Osheaga Music & Arts Festival returns this weekend to its original site, following a two-year $70 million renovation to the Espace 67 space at Parc Jean-Drapeau. Read @Evenko's Nick Farkas speak with @mtlgazette about the improvements: https://t.co/vFLdp017Gs
London, ON's @Parkjamfestival will feature 40+ artists across 7 nights of music at Harris Park this September, taking the two-day BlockParty festival to a new level for 2019! Grab your tickets before it's too late at https://t.co/iaJ07NqdEz
Can we close the value gap & save Canada's creative middle class? That's at the core of a new report from @Music_Canada & we have Pres & CEO Graham Henderson on this week's #CanadianMusicianPodcast to delve into this & a lot more. On any pod platform or https://t.co/jyjb39yfpU