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.
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.
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.
Happy Int'l Women’s Day! Music Canada is thrilled to partner with @WomenInMusicCA, who are empowering women with their “Board Basics” session, designed to improve knowledge on board processes & terminology to increase gender parity on boards. https://bit.ly/3sS1H4u #IWD2021
Today at 6:30pm EST, in recognition of #IWD2021, Minister @MacLeodLisa will host a livestreamed event to celebrate inspiring women whose leadership contributes to a more equitable and inclusive society.
For more information, visit https://www.lisamacleod.com/womensday2021.
Happy #IWD2021 Music Canada is thrilled to be partnering with @WomenInMusicCA who are empowering women with their “Board Basics” sessions, designed to improve knowledge on board processes & terminology to increase gender parity on boards. More: https://bit.ly/3sS1H4u
Happy International Women’s Day! We can’t think of a better way to celebrate than to support gender diverse leadership. Click here (https://tinyurl.com/t4pcfah6) to register for our Board Training 101 session tomorrow. #IWDFACTORFunded #IWD2021
More amazing announcements to come!
Happy #InternationalWomensDay! Join us today in celebrating the cultural contributions and influence of Canadian women, including @Alanis & @ShaniaTwain, who are the only Canadian artists ever to earn Double Diamond certifications in Canada. #IWD2021
Celebrating #IWD2021, @JackieMDean, Pres. of @CONNECTml & COO of Music Canada, will join veteran MuchMusic VJ Tony 'Master T' Young live today @ 12pmEST for a convo on the importance of gender diversity in the music community. Tune in live at @RXmusic's IG https://www.instagram.com/rxmusic/?hl=en
Celebrating #IWD2021, @JackieMDean President of @CONNECTml & COO of @Music_Canada will join @masterttv live with @rxmusic on Monday March 8th at 12pmEST to chat about the importance of gender diversity in the music community. Tune in here: https://bit.ly/3uVUSAL
BTS announced as 2020’s IFPI Global Recording Artist of the Year Award recipients https://musiccanada.com/news/bts-announced-as-2020s-ifpi-global-recording-artist-of-the-year-award-recipients/ #IFPIGlobalArtistChart
#1 @BTS_bighit – @BTS_twt are officially IFPI’s Global Recording Artists of 2020! It was a historic year for the band which saw 3 album releases and multiple charts and sales records broken domestically and globally. #IFPIGlobalArtistChart
Global phenomenon @bts_bighit are officially @IFPI_org's Global Recording Artists of 2020, after a record-breaking year with multiple #1 albums & singles. BTS are the first Korean act to earn the Award, & the first winner to perform primarily in a language other than English.
#2 @taylorswift13 – After releasing not one but two surprise albums in 2020, last year’s winner Taylor Swift appears in the Top 10 for the 5th time. Written & recorded in isolation during the COVID-19 pandemic, both albums topped charts worldwide. #IFPIGlobalArtistChart
#3 @Drake – With preceding single Toosie Slide going straight to #1 in the US, Drake released his mixtape Dark Lane Demo Tapes in 2020 to great acclaim, followed by a series of high-profile collaborations. This marks his 6th consecutive year in the Top 10. #IFPIGlobalArtistChart