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.
Michael Jackson – Invincible: Official US RIAA Certified Platinum Award issued to commemorate American album sales in excess of 1,000,000 copies, presented to MJJ Productions. This nicely framed and glazed award measures 21″ x 17″ in size, and features a platinum LP disc with an overlapping authentic, custom engraved dedication plaque with RIAA hologram, above a copy of the Compact Disc, album artwork and ‘Platinum Sales Award’ cassette shell all along the bottom, mounted on a black backing with a white die-cut surround and a black wooden frame. This example remains sealed!
Peter Gabriel – So: Official US RIAA Certified Platinum Award issued to commemorate American album sales in excess of 1,000,000 units. This expertly framed and glazed award measures 17″ x 21″ in size, and features a Platinum LP Disc and overlapping cassette shell mounted above the authentic, RIAA hologram custom-etched dedication plaque with art sleeve miniature. One of his most successful solo albums both critically and commercially, this stunning award celebrates a career milestone and a creative benchmark in Rock history!
Be sure to check out the rest of our latest awards at eil.com, and if you have any items to sell, please call us on 01474 815099
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