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Karl Wolf receives Gold plaque during JUNO Weekend in Ottawa

Canadian R&B artist Karl Wolf now has another Canadian Gold award plaque to add to his collection.

During JUNO Weekend in Ottawa, Wolf was presented with a Gold Single Award plaque for his hit “Amateur At Love,” a track which features fellow Canadian hip hop artist Kardinal Offishall. The plaque was presented by Cordova Bay Records at Wolf’s party Friday, April 1, at Flybar.

“Amateur At Love” is Wolf’s first certification as a solo artist since 2012’s “Mash It Up,” and is the first to be certified under the Single Award guidelines, which includes on-demand subscription service streams. In addition to his solo work, Wolf has collaborated as a songwriter on many projects, most notably OMI’s breakthrough Seven Times Platinum hit “Cheerleader.”

Wolf shared several photos of the award presentation through Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook.

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The video for “Amateur At Love (Remix)” can be viewed below.

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KYLE presented with first ever Platinum plaque in Toronto

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American hip hop artist KYLE (AKA Super Duper Kyle) was presented with the first Platinum award plaque of his career last night in Toronto for his breakthrough hit “iSpy” featuring Lil Yachty. The plaque was presented to KYLE by Warner Music Canada prior to his show at the Mod Club, which was the only Canadian stop on his 2017 headlining SUPER Tour.

Warner Music Canada shared photos of the presentation on their Twitter and Instagram pages, as well as a video of Toronto rapper Jazz Cartier appearing on stage with Kyle as a surprise guest.

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The video for “iSpy” can be viewed below.

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July Talk receive Gold award plaques during JUNO Weekend in Ottawa

July Talk with Sleepless Records staff in Ottawa (Credit: Sleepless Records)

Toronto rock band July Talk were the talk of the 2017 JUNO Awards following their sensational performance of “Picturing Love” from Ottawa’s Canadian Tire Centre. The performance capped off an exciting weekend for the group, who took home Alternative Album of the Year for their sophomore album Touch at Saturday’s Gala.

On Friday, March 31, July Talk were also surprised with a Gold award plaque by Sleepless Records for their hit “Guns + Ammunition” at Ottawa’s Albion Room. The track was the third single from July Talk’s debut self-titled album, which was certified Gold in Canada on September 1, 2015.

The video for “Guns + Ammunition” can be viewed below.

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Bebe Rexha presented with Gold plaque for “I Got You” in Toronto

Bebe Rexha with staff from Warner Music Canada in Toronto

Bebe Rexha may have first appeared on your radar with G-Eazy’s breakout track “Me, Myself, & I,” a song the Brooklyn-born singer-songwriter co-wrote and featured on. The track was certified Triple Platinum in Canada, and she’s appeared on several other Canadian certified tracks including Martin Garrix’s “In The Name Of Love,” David Guetta’s “Hey Mama,” and Cash Cash’s “Take Me Home.”

Last Thursday, Rexha appeared at Toronto’s Phoenix Concert Theatre amidst her North American tour for her acclaimed EP All Your Fault Pt. 1. Prior to the show, Rexha was surprised with a Gold plaque for the lead single “I Got You” by staff from Warner Music Canada, which she shared with her Rexhars through her Instagram and Facebook accounts.

Fans won’t have to wait long for new music from the singer. Rexha confirmed via Twitter she will release the EP All Your Fault Pt. 2 in mid-April.

Watch the video for “I Got You” below.

 

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Simple Plan receive Gold Single plaques in Toronto

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Canadian pop-punk heavyweights Simple Plan took over Toronto’s Air Canada Centre Tuesday night in support of their 2016 album Taking One For The Team. Prior to their set, staff from Warner Music Canada and Coalition Music presented the group with Gold Single plaques for the album’s lead single “I Don’t Wanna Go To Bed.”

“I Don’t Wanna Go To Bed,” which features a verse by rapper Nelly, is the group’s first track to be certified since 2014, when “Summer Paradise” was certified Triple Platinum.

Later this week, Simple Plan will embark on a North American tour commemorating the 15th anniversary of the album No Pads, No Helmets…Just Balls, which was certified Double Platinum in 2005. The Montreal-based group plays their hometown tonight at the Bell Centre before embarking on the tour.

The video for “I Don’t Want To Go To Bed” can be viewed below.

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Clean Bandit presented with Double Platinum plaques for “Rockabye”

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During a visit to Toronto, British electronic group Clean Bandit were presented with Double Platinum award plaques for “Rockabye” by Warner Music Canada. The track, which features Sean Paul and Anne-Marie, is the group’s second track to be certified Double Platinum in Canada, joining their 2014 hit “Rather Be.”

Clean Bandit will return to Toronto amidst a North American tour on April 24, 2017, with Zara Larsson and Starley. The tour will also hit Montreal on April 25.

The video for “Rockabye” can be viewed below.

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2016 Gold/Platinum Year-End Review

2016 was an exciting year for Music Canada’s Gold/Platinum Certification Program. On September 12, we unveiled the new Single Award, which accepts on-demand subscription service streams for the first time in the program’s history. The award replaces the Digital Download and CD Single awards, combining the digital and physical track sales with on-demand streams at a rate of 150:1. Brett Kissel was presented with the first Single Award at the 2016 CCMA Awards in London, ON, when he was surprised on stage with a plaque for “Airwaves.”

Click here for a full list of the 2016 album and track certifications.

We also unveiled new logos and branding for the program, which can be found on our award plaques and in our certification announcements on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook. The new branding has allowed us to further interact with artists and their fans, who often share our announcement banners to to their followers. A new online certification portal was also introduced for our member labels, and we expect to reveal non-member certifications and award plaque orders through this portal in early 2017.

As a result of the new guidelines, we experienced a drastic increase in the total number of track certifications from 2015. Combining 2016’s Digital Download and Single awards, there were 495 track certifications in 2016 – a 75% increase from the 283 track certifications in 2015. 119 track certifications were from Canadian artists, a 72% increase from the 69 Canadian track certifications in 2015.

As well, we witnessed a new generation of artists receive their first Canadian certifications, including A Thousand Horses, Alan Walker, Alx Veliz, Andy Grammer, Chris Lane, D.R.A.M., Dan + Shay, Flume, Frenship, Gnash, Jon Pardi, Jonas Blue, Kelsea Ballerini, Kiiara, Klingande, Maren Morris, Miike Snow, Mike Perry, Niall Horan, Snakehips, Sonreal, Tinashe, Tory Lanez, Zara Larsson, Zay Hilfigerrr & Zayion Mccall, and Zeds Dead.

Mark Ronson had the highest certified track of 2016 with the Diamond certification of his Bruno Mars collaboration “Uptown Funk.” Adele‘s track “Someone Like You,” along with Pharell Williams‘ “Happy” and Hozier‘s “Take Me To Church” received the second highest certifications at 8X Platinum. The highest Canadian track certifications belonged to Justin Bieber with his tracks “Love Yourself” and “Sorry” reaching 7X Platinum.

The highest certification for a track released in 2016 belongs to Sia for “Cheap Thrills.” The Chainsmokers landed two Six Times Platinum certifications for their 2016 tracks “Closer” and “Don’t Let Me Down”. Country singer Blake Shelton earned seven Gold certifications, the most of any artist in 2016.

 

There were 75 album certifications in 2016, down from 133 in 2015. 26 of these album certifications were from Canadian artists, down from 51 in 2015.

Adele had the highest certified album with the Diamond certification of 25, while Justin Bieber‘s Purpose was the highest certified Canadian album at Quadruple Platinum. Celine Dion‘s Double Platinum certification for Encore un soir was the highest certification for an album, both international and Canadian, released in 2016. Drake‘s Views, 2 Freres’ Nouse autres, and Michael Buble’Nobody But Me were the second highest Canadian album certifications, each earning Platinum status.

Canadian artist Danny Fernandes received the final Physical Single certification for his “Dear Life” CD single. 5000 physical CD singles were sold across National Basketball League of Canada arenas benefiting World Vision Canada/Artist Collective. Francophone artist Yoan‘s live concert DVD Live Au Centre Videotron was the only video released in 2016 to be certified, and it earned a Platinum certification.

Some of 2016’s Canadian Gold/Platinum certified artists were presented with awards plaques and a collection of photos of these artists can be viewed below:

 

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UK duo Snakehips receive Platinum plaques in Toronto

snakehipsplatPrior to their show at Toronto’s Danforth Music Hall on Friday, British electronic duo Snakehips were presented with Platinum plaques by Sony Music Canada for their single “All My Friends,” which features Tinashe and Chance The Rapper.

The group thanked their Canadian fans through social media, sharing a photo of themselves holding their plaques. Snakehips made two Canadian stops during their North American tour, which included a stop in Montreal Thursday night at Fairmount Theatre.

“All My Friends” was certified as a Platinum Single on October 26, 2016. The new Single Award, which was unveiled in September, combines on-demand streams with paid digital downloads for the first time in the program’s history.

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Music Canada AGM 2016: Year in review

At Music Canada’s 2016 AGM, our Executive Vice President, Amy Terrill, provided an update on what was a busy year for the organization. Music Cities are a red-hot topic worldwide. Municipalities and regions continue to look to the power of music to grow their economies, attract tourists and skilled workers, and increase quality of life.

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An interesting trend of the past year was the “growing understanding that Music City development is an important component of community economic development,” said Terrill, describing how our Music Cities work is being embraced by the International Economic Development Council, national and Ontario BIA associations, and other international associations, such as the UCLG, a congress of global and regional leaders.

Since launching The Mastering of a Music City at Midem in 2015, Graham Henderson and Amy Terrill have been invited to speak on the research and best practices described in the report in numerous cities around the globe, and the list continues to grow.

In the past year, chambers of commerce were defined as a particularly powerful ally in the Music Cities movement. As the voice of business in their communities, chambers have the opportunity to carve out a leadership role in leveraging music as a driver of employment and economic growth, beyond its long-acknowledged cultural and social benefits. At the Canadian Chamber of Commerce’s AGM in September of 2016, Music Canada launched the Music Cities Toolkit, a custom designed guide for chambers to activate the power of music in their city.

Amy established “best practice” as the theme of her remarks, noting Music Canada’s continued efforts to identify, meet and share best practices in Music Cities research, and in all of the work we do.

Matt Masters, a Calgary-based songwriter, event producer, and new Program Leader of the Alberta Music Cities Initiative provided a video update on Music Cities progress in the province, and Andy McLean of the East Coast Music Association (ECMA) shared updates from the Atlantic region and the newly formed partnership between Music Canada and the ECMA.

The past year also included the launch of Music Canada’s new Single Award, which incorporates streaming data into Gold/Platinum certifications for the first time in Canada. Later in the program, Alx Veliz was presented with his first Canadian Gold plaque for his breakout hit “Dancing Kizomba,” before performing three songs for the crowd.

You can watch the full video of Music Canada’s Year in Review below.

For more photos from the Annual General Meeting, visit our photo album on Facebook.

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Alx Veliz receives Gold Single plaque for “Dancing Kizomba” at Music Canada AGM

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During Music Canada’s 2016 Annual General Meeting on Tuesday, Toronto-based singer, songwriter, and producer Alx Veliz was presented with his first Canadian Gold plaque for the single “Dancing Kizomba.” The plaque for the breakout hit, which has also been recorded in Spanish and certified Gold in Spain, was presented to Veliz by Universal Music Canada President & CEO Jeffrey Remedios.

“Dancing Kizomba” was officially announced Gold in the first wave of Single certifications in September, when Music Canada revealed updates to its Gold/Platinum program to now include on-demand streams for track certifications.

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Following the plaque presentation, Veliz performed three songs from his 2016 debut EP Love Has No Language, including “Heroes & Villains,” “Dancing Kizomba,” and his latest single “U+Me.”

 

 

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