IMPALA Press Release, MIDEM, Cannes, 29th January 2008

IMPALA announces next batch of sales awards with Platinum for Radiohead, Katie Melua and Manu Chao

The new winners include one Double Platinum, two Platinum, five Diamond, fourteen Gold and nearly thirty Silver from all across Europe.

Radiohead’s latest album “In Rainbows” already qualifies since it’s physical release on New Year’s eve.  Katie Melua’s “Pictures” went double platinum in just 4 months.

In total nearly 500 awards have been registered so far representing 50million CDs sold and 3⁄4 billion euros in revenue.

IMPALA's announcement was also the opportunity to feature Berlin label Aggro Berlin with their 20 IMPALA award winning albums.  The label, which has already clocked up over twenty awards, was presented with their awards.

Aggro Berlin IMPALA Awards

Left to Right: Spaiche, Halil Efe and Specter from Aggro Berlin collect their 20 Awards

About the Awards
The IMPALA Sales Awards are the first sales awards to recognise that success on a pan-European basis needs to be acknowledged on different levels. They celebrate the fact that achievement and success begins well before 1 million (the only pan-European sales level officially recognised before IMPALA launched its own scheme). 
The IMPALA Awards are an extra tool for independent record companies to market themselves and their artists internationally. Labels can use IMPALA’s on-line certification system at www.impalasite.org to register that they qualify for award. They can also order the framed awards.
The awards are part of IMPALA’s wider strategy to foster creativity and entrepreneurship and promote cultural diversity in the face of increasing concentration.

For more information about IMPALA please click here.

.Full list of new IMPALA Awards

DoublePlatinum

Katie Melua

Pictures

Dramatico

U.K.

Platinum

Manu Chao

La Radiolina

Because Music

France

Platinum

Radiohead

In Rainbows

XL Recordings

U.K.

Diamond

Amadou & Mariam

Dimache à Bamako

Because Music

France

Diamond

Carla Bruni

No Promises

Naive/Teorema

France

Diamond

Charlotte Gainsbourg

5:55

Because Music

France

Diamond

Sigur Ros

Agaetis Byrjun

Fat Cat Records/PIAS

U.K.

Diamond

Sigur Ros

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Fat Cat Records/PIAS

U.K.

Gold

Bright Eyes

I'm Wide Awake It's Morning

Saddle Creek Europe

U.K.

Gold

Bright Eyes

Digital Ash In a Digital Urn

Saddle Creek Europe.

U.K.

Gold

Camille Jones

The Creeps

Lifted House

Denmark

Gold

Dizzee Rascal

Maths + English

XL Recordings

U.K.

Gold

Drengene Fra Angora

Drengene Fra Angora

Playground Music Denmark A/S

Denmark

Gold

Ida Corr vs. Fedde Le Grand

Let me think about it

Lifted House

Denmark

Gold

Justice

Because Music

France

Gold

Les Rita Mitsouko

Variety

Because Music

France

Gold

Miguel Bosé

Papito

Carosello

Italy

Gold

Miossec

L'étreinte

PIAS

France

Gold

Mogwai

Mr Beast

PIAS

U.K.

Gold

Reverend & The Makers

The State of Things

Wall of Sound/PIAS

U.K.

Gold

Rodrigo y Gabriela

Rodrigo y Gabriela

Rubyworks

U.K.

Gold

Vamp

Vamp i full symfoni med Krinkastingsorkestret

MajorStudio AS

Norway

Silver

Alphabeat

Alphabeat

Copenhagen Records

Denmark

Silver

An Pierlé & White Velvet

White Velvet

PIAS

Belgium

Silver

Big Fat Snake

NU

Copenhagen Records

Denmark

Silver

Bonnie Prince Billy

The Letting Go

Domino Recording

U.K.

Silver

B-Tight

Neger Neger

Aggro Berlin

Germany

Silver

Carola

I denna natt blir varlden ny

Kirkelig Kulturverksted

Norway

Silver

Chris og Chokolade Fabrikken

Svedbanken

Playground Music Denmark A/S

Denmark

Silver

Editors

An End has a Start

PIAS

Belgium

Silver

Flogging Molly

Within a Mile of Home

Sideonedummy Recocrds/Cargo Records Germany

Germany

Silver

Gabriel Rios

Angelhead

PIAS

Belgium

Silver

Gogol Bordello

Gypsy Punks

Sideonedummy Records/Cargo Records Germany

Germany

Silver

Jannes

Mijn Nam Is …

CNR Entertainment

Netherlands

Silver

José Gonzalez

In Our Nature

Imperial Recordings

Sweden

Silver

Junior Jack

Trust It

PIAS

Belgium

Silver

Miossec

Brest Of

PIAS

France

Silver

Nephew

Interkom Kom Ind

Copenhagen Records

Denmark

Silver

Nephew

Roskilde 07.07.07

Copenhagen Records

Denmark

Silver

Pauline Croze

Un Bruit Qui Court

Accelerason/Wagram

France

Silver

The Cinematic Orchestra

Ma Fleur

Ninja Tune

U.K.

Silver

Red Hot Chilli Pipers

Bagrock to the Masses

REL Records Ltd

Scotland

Silver

SIDO

En Teil von mir

Aggro Berlin

Germany

Silver

SIDO

Fuffies im Club

Aggro Berlin

Germany

Silver

SIDO

Mama ist stoltz

Aggro Berlin

Germany

Silver

Stevie Ann

Away From Here

CNR Entertainment

Netherlands

Silver

The Trentemøller Chronicles

Various Artists

Audiomatique Recordings

Germany

Silver

Underworld

Oblivion with Bells

PIAS

Belgium

Silver

Various Artists

Flere Filmhits - de største stjerner synger de største klassikere

Copenhagen Records

Denmark

Silver

W.A.S.P.

Dominator

Demolition Records

U.K.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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