German house DJ Robin Schulz was in Toronto over the weekend for a series of performances including a Saturday night gig at electro-hub The Hoxton and a Monday evening meet-and-greet at HMV’s new downtown Underground performance venue. During the stop at HMV, Warner Music Canada presented Schulz with a Platinum plaque for his remix of “Prayer in C”, originally performed by Lilly Wood & the Prick.
Schulz expressed his gratitude over receiving the award by posting a photo on his Facebook page, thanking his Canadian fans for their support of the track. A few Canadian tour dates remain on Schulz’s world tour including Vancouver on January 14 and Montreal on January 24.
UK singer/songwriter Charli XCX had quite the summer in 2014. After reaching #1 with her appearance on Iggy Azalea‘s summer anthem “Fancy”, Charli XCX earned a Canadian Platinum certification for her own song “Boom Clap”, which was featured on the soundtrack for the The Fault In Our Stars. Prior to her sold out show in Toronto, Charli XCX was presented with a Platinum award plaque for “Boom Clap” from the Warner Music Canada team, along with a plaque commemorating the #1 position of the song on Canadian CHR/Top 40 radio.
Following her headlining concert at Toronto, ON’s Phoenix Concert Theatre, Universal Music Canada recording artist Tove Lo was presented with a Canadian Platinum award plaque for her track “Habits (Stay High)” off her 2014 debut album Queen Of The Clouds. The Swedish singer took her to Instagram to thank the crowd for an amazing show and break the news of the Platinum certification.
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.
During a stop in Toronto for a sold-out show at The Virgin Mobile Mod Club, rising UK electronic act Clean Bandit were presented with Canadian Platinum Digital Download award plaques for their single “Rather Be”, from their debut album New Eyes (Warner Music Canada).The show marked the beginning of their first-ever North American tour and was also the only stop in Canada. In January 2014, “Rather Be” became the fastest-selling single of the year in the UK and in February became the most streamed song in a single week on Spotify UK with 1.09 million plays, surpassing Daft Punk‘s record for their hit “Get Lucky”.
You can watch the official video for “Rather Be” below:
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.”
"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
"In Hell I'll Be In Good Company" is the first Canadian Gold certification for Regina, SK's @TheDeadSouth4, who received their plaques last week in Toronto from @SixShooterR! https://musiccanada.com/news/the-dead-south-receive-first-gold-plaque-in-toronto/
What would The Mastering of a Music City mean for Sault Ste. Marie? Find out in this video recap of the launch of Music City Sault Ste. Marie Strategy, by @SaultOnline https://saultonline.com/2019/10/what-would-the-mastering-of-a-music-city-mean-for-sault-ste-marie/
Want to watch the full 1.5 hour CBC Music special of the induction of Bobby into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame? Its now available on the CBC Gem app to stream for free. Link below and you can stream the entire night in HD