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.
Find our full range at eil.com, and check out a few of the highlights we have in stock below:
Wings – With A Little Luck: Official 1978 UK BPI Certified SILVER award, presented to EMI Records Ltd to recognise the sale in the United Kingdom of more than 250,000 copies of the Parlophone 1978 7″ vinyl single. This award features a silver plated vinyl copy of the 7″ single release mounted alongside a union jack logo above a custom engraved ‘BPI Certified Sales Award’ silver dedication plaque, framed & measuring 15″ x 10.5″ in total. A stunning item!
Simply Red – Stars: Official 1991 UK East West label In-house MULTI-PLATINUM award issued to commemorate album sales in excess of 1,200,000 copies. This nicely framed and glazed award measures 25″ x 16″ in size, and features FOUR overlapping CD’s next to the album artwork mounted on a silver background, below is the authentic custom engraved dedication plaque also mounted on a silver background. Next to the plaque is a silver square that has been AUTOGRAPHED ‘Simply Thanks Simply Mick’, although originally signed in blue biro pen, has faded leaving the imprint visible, all surrounded with a blue mount with a Union ‘Jack’ flag in the top left corner – superb item.
Alanis Morrisette – Jagged Little Pill: Stunning 1995 UK official in-house triple platinum CD award for recognising sales in excess of 900,000 copies. Features three CD discs and sleeve artwork mounted on silvercard with a black background, above a platinum engraved dedication plaque with mini Union ‘Jack’ Flag in the top left corner. Approximately 16″ x 22″ in size and framed in silver aluminium and glazed.
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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