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
The Police – Zenyatta Mondatta: Rare Official 1980 UK A&M Records In-house sales award disc, presented to a former A&M executive Dave Tate, for helping the record achieve sales in excess of 750,000 albums. This nicely framed and glazed award measures 16″ x 2″ in size, and features a silver LP disc above the album artwork miniature and authentic, custom engraved dedication plaque, all mounted on a black felt backing with a Union ‘Jack’ flag in the top left corner and within a silver metal frame.
Coldplay – Viva La Vida: Official Swiss in-house sales award issued to commemorate album sales reaching the Double Platinum status of the 2008 album in Switzerland, and presented to the bands manager. This unique stye award measures 11½” x 21½”in size, and features the album artwork and image of the band morphed into one large background image, two overlapping Compact Discs at the top, album artwork image below at the authentic, custom engraved dedication plaque at the bottom. Thisisall between two sheets of 5mm Perspex with a metal screw holding them together in each corner.
Morrissey – You Are The Quarry: Rare Official 2004 UK BPI GOLD sales award issued to commemorate sales in excess of 100,000 copies of the Attack Records album. Features a copy of the CD and sleeve artwork, mounted above a gold engraved dedication plaque with mini Union Jack flag in the top left corner. Measures 16″ x 16″ framed and glazed – a truly stunning item!
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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