Back in February of 2019, Canadian artists Lights and Felix Cartal teamed up to release their single “Love Me.” The summer-ready collaboration is now officially certified Gold in Canada, and the pair were surprised with custom plaques by Cadence Music Group in Toronto ahead of Felix Cartal’s highly anticipated set at Bud Light Dreams Festival.
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.
Following a successful inaugural year, the JUNO Awards and Slaight Music have announced the return of the Allan Slaight JUNO Master Class leading up to the 2017 JUNO Awards in Ottawa, ON. The unique artist development program aims to provide three Canadian artists or groups with essential tools, opportunities, and connections to amplify their careers.
The top three artists will be selected by the Super Jury consisting of JUNO Award winners Kardinal Offishall, Max Kerman of Arkells, Lights, and producer Gavin Brown, as well as A&R representative Ali Slaight of Slaight Music, and President/CEO of CARAS and MusiCounts, Allan Reid.
“Looking back on the early years of the band, I was pretty frazzled about 98% of the time. If I can offer some advice to a young artist to get that number down to 95%, then this is a job worth doing,” said 2016/17 Super Jury member Max Kerman. “The Master Class provides very practical utilities for artists hoping to get their foot in the door. I’m happy to be involved again this year.”
The three finalists will receive an all-inclusive trip to Toronto for an intensive mentorship week with Canada’s Music Incubator at Coalition Music, culminating with a music industry showcase night. The finalists will also receive an all-inclusive trip to the 2017 JUNOS in Ottawa, ON, showcase opportunities during JUNOfest, a mini-doc on JUNOTV.ca, studio time at Slaight Music Recording Studios, and a $10,000 MuchFACT Online Music Video Award.
Submissions for 2017 are open and will close on June 30, 2016 at 5:00 PM ET. The top 10 finalists, selected by representatives from major and independent music labels, publishers, agents, managers and media partners, will be announced August 3 at www.junomasterclass.ca. The three winners will be revealed on September 13.
“We are excited to continue our support of the Allan Slaight JUNO Master Class program,” said Gary Slaight, CEO/President Slaight Communications, in a press release. “Slaight Music is dedicated to initiatives that provide unique opportunities for Canadian music artists to succeed. Last year’s winners were a great example of the rising talent we have in Canada and we look forward to carrying on my father Allan’s passion for Canadian talent.”
2016 winners Fortunate Ones, Derrival, and Slow Leaves discussed their experiences since completing the program and attending The 2016 JUNO Awards in Calgary, AB, in the following video:
Congratulations to @AnyaWilsonPR on your well-deserved induction into the Canadian Country Music Hall of Fame! You’ve made an incredible career of breaking records, helping artists, & making sure great music gets heard.
Congratulations to the team at @WarnerCanada, awarded the 2019 @CCMAofficial Record Company of the Year! Wonderful remarks by President Steve Kane, recognizing his artists, staff, and mentor Deane Cameron.
Congratulations to @GuylaineTanguay, winner of the @CCMAofficial Award for Top Selling Canadian Album of the Year for “3764 Elvis Presley Boulevard.”
Music Canada is proud to return as presenting sponsor of this award.
The #CCMA Gala Dinner and Awards are underway with a great performance by the Gold-certified @JadeEagleson! Congratulations to all of tonight’s nominees.
Music Canada is proud to present the Top Selling Canadian Album of the Year Award, presented this evening.
@Music_Canada @KingEddyYYC @CCMAofficial @JackieMDean @AmyJeninga @FeistyDesign What an incredible panel of brilliant and inspirational leaders - I was thrilled and honoured to be a part of this panel @JackieMDean @AmyJeninga @FeistyDesign and Tracy Martin of @CCMAofficial - Robyn Adair
Kicking off at @KingEddyYYC, #CCMA Women in Music Brunch: Building Critical Mass, with influential women in the music business sharing insights from their careers, & building mentor relationships with the next generation of leaders