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 Wednesday at the @economicclubca we release our latest report ‘Closing the Value Gap: How to Fix Safe Harbours and Save the Creative Middle Class’ followed by a fireside chat with @GFHenderson and @juliedabrusin. https://t.co/KYu4fEjOZI
The @cityofhamilton, @Canadian_Live Music Association & @NordicityGlobal just launched a survey to study the benefits and economic impacts of #HamOnt music venues. Do you host live music? Take the survey: https://t.co/qo7vIErlR2 #LiveMusic #HamOntMusic
@Music_Canada & @CONNECTml are calling on artist #entrepreneurs to share their insights in the changing #music economy. Survey findings will be used to design a pilot program later this year. Fill out the survey at https://t.co/knqo3IqU8w. #entrepreneurship #musiceducation
On June 26, Music Canada President & CEO @GFHenderson will address the @economicclubca on ‘Closing the Value Gap.’ Following his keynote, Henderson will be joined by Member of Parliament @juliedabrusin for a fireside chat. https://t.co/KYu4fEjOZI