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:
Neil Young – Rust Never Sleeps: Official US RIAA Certified GOLD Award issued to commemorate sales in excess of 50,000 copies of the DVD & VHS release. This nicely framed and glazed award measures 18½” x 22½” in size, and features the DVD artwork with an overlapping DVD disc, at the bottom is the authentic custom-engraved RIAA hologram dedication plaque, mouted on a superb picture background featuring a great image of Neil on stage with his guitar and playing a harmonica, presented in a black wooden frame
Robert Plant – Mighty Rearranger: Rare official 2005 UK BPI Certified GOLD LP award presented to Pinnacle to recognise sales in the UK of more than 100,000 copies of the Sanctuary Records album. This superb award features a gold 12″ disc with picture label plus a ‘Gold Sales Award’ plaque centred below, above a copy of the CD sleeve artwork and a gold ‘BPI Certified Sales Award’ dedication plaque, with a mini Union Jack flag in the top left corner. Measures approximately 23″ x 17½”, and is framed and glazed – a truly stunning item!
COLDPLAY Viva La Vida: Official 2008 Canadian in-house Double Platinum sales Award issued to commemorate album sales in excess of 160,000 copies, and presented to the bands manager. This nicely framed and glazed award measures 16″ x 22″ in size, and features a large reproduction of the album artwork at the top, in the bottom left corner there are two overlapping Compact Discs with an enamel Canadian flag in the centre, ‘Certified Double Canadian Platinum’ plaque above the authentic, custom engraved dedication plaque on the right, all mounted on a platinum mount with a beige coloured suede effect surround with the band name at the top, with a brown mental frame
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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