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.
Coldplay – Parachutes: Rare official RIAA Certified US Gold CD award issued to commemorate sales in excess of more than 500,000 copies. Features a unique picture background featuring the artwork used from thesingle Yellow, with a gold Compact Disc in the bottom left corner, with the artwork miniature, dedication plaque and RIAA hologram overlapping and with a copy of the CD in the bottom right corner, measuring approximately 16″ x 21″ in sized, framed with a black wooden fram and glazed with ‘Coldplay’ black text and ‘Parachutes’ white text printed on the front.
Alanis Morissette – Jagged Little Pill: Official RIAA Certified US Multi-Platinum Award issued to commemorate American album sales in excess of 16,000,000 copies. This nicely framed and glazed award measures 21″ x 19½” in size,featuring a pictorial background in a floating style with a copy of the Compact Disc above the the authentic, custom engraved dedication plaque with the RIAA hologram and album artwork minature. This stunning award also includes a mounted personalised ‘thank you’ note which has been Signed by Alanis Morissette, the glaze has been custom printed with the artist name at the top and album title at the bottom. with a brown wooden frame.
Neil Young and Crazy Horse – 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.
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