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Steve Aoki and Louis Tomlinson hold on to Canadian Platinum plaques at Ultra Music Festival in Miami

Left to right: Matt Colon (Deckstar Management), Adrian Strong (Co-President Ultra Music Canada / President DMD Entertainment), Steve Aoki, Patrick Moxey (Founder/President of Ultra Music and President of Electronic Music at Sony Music), David Waxman (Senior Vice President/General Manager of Ultra Music) Photo courtesy of Ultra Music

While in Miami for a headlining DJ set at the Ultra Music Festival, Steve Aoki was surprised with a Platinum Single Award plaque for the track “Just Hold On.” The hit also features One Direction member Louis Tomlinson, marking the first time Tomlinson has received a Canadian certification as a solo artist.

Aoki showed his excitement for the Canadian Platinum certification by sharing photos of the pair posing with the plaque through his Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook. DMD Promo also shared several videos of the plaque presentation, including Aoki surprising Tomlinson with his award.

https://twitter.com/steveaoki/status/846428316449980416

https://www.instagram.com/p/BR_2RZohONC/?hl=en

https://www.instagram.com/p/BSFGrchh0QH/?hl=en

The music video for “Just Hold On” can be viewed below.

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Rithm Music Messaging & Streaming Service Launches In Canada

When that moment of choosing what to stream from a dense catalogue of music comes, who can you turn to for the perfect suggestion? Toronto-based streaming service Rithm has a simple answer for that – your friends!

Rithm is a free music messaging service that allows music fans to share track recommendations through chat windows and playlists. While the free option only allows for 30-second snippets of songs, Rithm also offers a monthly paid subscription at the low cost of $4.59 for full-song streaming.

After an initial launch in 2013, Rithm relaunched in its current form on April 2 with a large music library of 7 million tracks. CEO and Co-Founder Mike Wagman believes Rithm will likely attract a younger demographic who are accustomed to new mobile messaging services and can afford the low monthly cost.

While the user base is still growing, popular music sources like Dancing Astronaut, Indie88 and GoodMusicAllDay are currently active on Rithm and engaging with music fans in their chat windows with recommendations. Users can also share Rithm-exclusive (and admittedly, pretty adorable) animated emojis with their friends including several paid ones of artists like Steve Aoki, The Chainsmokers and Zeds Dead.

Rithm is now available for download on the App Store and Google Play.

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