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:
Important piece from our friends at Music Publishers Canada (@CanMusPub). We too support a whole-government, coordinated national action plan aimed at growing Canada's world class creative exports -- from music to film to books and beyond.
Congratulations to all candidates who ran in #elxn44. Music Canada and our friends across Canada's dynamic music industry look forward to working with new and re-elected MPs of all parties to ensure that creators are paid whenever their music is played.
The Band Together Online Silent Auction in support of The @UnisonFund IS HERE! This unique online charity auction features exclusive experiences, fabulous memorabilia and so much more up for bids. http://Unison.bidandraise.com
Monday, September 20, 2021, is election day in Canada, and the opportunity for Canadians to help shape our democracy. To learn more about how to cast your vote, riding boundaries, where to vote, and a list of candidates, visit the Elections Canada website. https://elections.ca/home.aspx
Save the date - the @TheJUNOAwards are coming back to Toronto in 2022!
JUNO Week will take place May 9-15, 2022, culminating in The 51st Annual JUNO Awards Broadcast live from @BudweiserStage on May 15.
Unison’s financial relief program is available to anyone who is struggling financially and has made their primary income working in the Canadian music industry for 2 or more years. Learn more about how to apply at https://unisonfund.ca/services/financial-assistance
Congrats to Darlene Tonelli of @InHouseAllies who has been recognized by @BestLawyers in Canada, 2022, in the category of Entertainment Law. We're grateful to have you as a member on our Advisory Council & advocate for a healthy Canadian music ecosystem. https://www.linkedin.com/feed/update/urn:li:activity:6837062727047909376/
From the early days of the pandemic @UnisonFund has played an important role supporting our industry & #mentalhealth for Cdn. music professionals. Read more in @SOCANFoundation cover story about Musicians’ Mental Health, feat. @AmandaLPower & Sandy Pandya https://bit.ly/2WKGJcM
Copyright in music & cultural industries is key to ensuring creators are able to protect & monetize their work, but outdated exemptions preventing compensation have left many creators behind. Listen for more from our CEO Patrick Rogers with @gowlingwlg_ca: http://bit.ly/3jrH9Oc
Catch Catherine Jones, Vice President of
@CONNECTml TOMORROW at 2pmEDT, where she breaks down music licensing at the Creative Entrepreneur Summit, presented by @SOCANFoundation. Register here: https://bit.ly/3BSAFPO