Musicians traditionally tend to write music for themselves. They use the fire burning inside them to spur creativity and write something that other can connect with, which for most is the only reward they need. Of course, it is always nice when the artist is recognised for their achievements from the industry they are part of.
This mostly comes in the form of being presented an award from the governing bodies such as the BPI, RIAA, ARIA, and so on. Sometimes, these awards make their way into the hands of collectors and the public, and we see no shortage of them here. From Platinum discs celebrating sales over the one million mark, to in house presentation CD awards, they make great pieces to display, and the perfect addition to any collection of records or memorabilia.
Take a look at the video below to see some of the best awards we have seen here over the years, and below are just a few of the highlights we have in stock.
Paul McCartney & Wings – Band On The Run: Genuine UK original B.P.I. Certified Platinum presentation LP award to recognise UK sales of more than £1,000,000 worth of the album. A truly stunning award for one of the most successful post-Beatles albums McCartney ever released. Original British presentation awards like this are few and far between, especially a genuine BPI example presented to E.M.I. Records Limited.
Duran Duran – Seven And The Ragged Tiger: Stunning, rare and very unusual 1984 US ‘Ampex Golden Reel Award’ to celebrate the use of their product to record the album. Features a fabulous 10½” circular gold coloured metal reel mounted against a slightly larger circular mirrored perspex background creating a 3D image, above a dedicated gold presentation plaque. Both are mounted on a 17″ x 13½” heavy black perspex background – A superb item ready for hanging or display.
Coldplay – A Rush Of Blood To The Head: Rare 2003 official UK Parlophone in-house 5 x PLATINUM sales award disc issued to commemorate sales in excess of 1,500,000 copies of the album. Features five copies of the CD album arranged above the custom platinum dedication plaque and sleeve artwork, with mini ‘Union Jack’ flag in the top left corner. Measures approximately 17″ x 15½” – framed and glazed. A truly stunning item.
Check out our latest arrivals of awards in our store now.
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