IMPALA Press Release, Popkomm, Berlin, 9th October 2008

Over 60 independent artists win new IMPALA Awards, with European Platinum for Adele, Pink Martini and Scooter

IMPALA announces its next batch of sales awards with European Platinum for Adele, Pink Martini and Scooter.

The new winners include three Platinum, four Diamond, eighteen Gold and thirty-eight Silver from all across Europe.

In total over 550 awards have been registered so far representing more than 55 million CDs sold and over ¾ billion euros in revenue.

 
About the Awards

The IMPALA Sales Awards are the only pan-European awards devoted to independent artists. They are the first 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 Sales Awards are an extra tool for independents and their artists to market themselves internationally. IMPALA’s on-line certification system is available at www.impalamusic.org where framed awards can also be ordered.

The awards are part of IMPALA’s wider strategy to create new opportunities to promote independent music, real entrepreneurship and cultural diversity, in the face of increasing concentration.

The award levels are:
Impala Silver                           30 000
Impala Gold                             100 000
Impala Diamond                     250 000
Impala Platinum                      500 000
Impala Double Platinum       1,000 000
Impala Multi Platinum            1,500 000 ++

For more information about IMPALA please click here.

 
Full list of new IMPALA Awards

Award

Artist

Title

Label

Country

Platinum

Adele

19

XL Recordings

U.K.

Platinum (from Diamond)

Pink Martini

Sympathique

Naïve

France

Platinum

Scooter

Jumping All Over the World

Kontor Records

Germany

Diamond (from Gold)

Aaron

Artificial Animals Riding on Neverland

Wagram

France

Diamond

Carla Bruni

Comme si de rien n’était

Naïve

France

Gold

Alain Clark

Live It Out

8 Ball Music

The Netherlands

Gold

ASA

ASA

Naïve

France

Gold

Beirut

The Flying Club Cup

4AD

U.K.

Gold

Blå Øjne

Romeo og Julie

Spin

Denmark

Gold

Cat Power

Jukebox

Matador

U.K.

Gold

Editors

An End Has A Start

Kitchenware/PIAS

U.K.

Gold

Editors

The Back Room

Kitchenware/PIAS

U.K.

Gold

Erann DD

Still Believing

Mega

Denmark

Gold

Mogwai

Zidane: A 21st Century Portrait

PIAS

U.K.

Gold

Mogwai

Happy Songs For Happy People

PIAS

U.K.

Gold

Mogwai

Rock Action

PIAS

U.K.

Gold

Morcheeba

Dive Deep

Echo Label/ PIAS

U.K.

Gold

Najib Amhali

Most Wanted

Najib Amhali/ PIAS Comedy

The Netherlands

Gold

Raconteurs

Consolers Of The Lonely

XL Recordings

U.K.

Gold

Racoon

Another Day

PIAS

The Netherlands

Gold

The Do

A Mouthful

Wagram

France

Gold (from Silver)

Tosca

Suzuki

!K7

Germany

Gold

Vampire Weekend

Vampire Weekend

XL Recordings

U.K.

Silver

Ace of Base

Singles of the 90’s

Playground/Mega

Denmark

Silver

Beck

Modern Guilt

XL Recordings

U.K.

Silver

Big Fat Snake

Play It By Ear

Playground/Mega

Denmark

Silver

Billy Bragg

Mr Love and Justice

Cooking Vinyl

U.K.

Silver

Black Francis

Blue Finger

Cooking Vinyl

U.K.

Silver

Blutengel

Seelenschmerz

Out of Line

Germany

Silver

Bon Iver

For Emma

4AD

U.K.

Silver

British Sea Power

Do You Like Rock Music

Rough Trade

U.K.

Silver

Christian Vil

Du kan gore hvad du vil

Playground/Spin

Denmark

Silver

Corneille

Birth of Cornelius

Wagram

France

Silver

D.A.D.

The Early Years

Playground/Mega

Denmark

Silver

Dieter Falk

A Tribute to Paul Gerhardt

Gerth Medien

Germany

Silver

Dropkick Murphys

The Meanest of Times

Cooking Vinyl

U.K.

Silver

Elliott Smith

New Moon

Domino Records

U.K.

Silver

Erlend Oye

DJ Kicks

!K7

Germany

Silver

Gage

Changer le monde

Wagram

France

Silver

Gare du Nord

In Search of Excellounge

PIAS

The Netherlands

Silver

Gare du Nord

Sex 'n Jazz

PIAS

The Netherlands

Silver

Hold Steady

Stay Positive

Rough Trade

U.K.

Silver

Jamie Lidell

JIM

Warp Records

U.K.

Silver

Jannes

Als Het Zonnetje Schijnt

CNR Entertainment

The Netherlands

Silver

Jannes

Gewoon Jannes

CNR Entertainment

The Netherlands

Silver

Jannes

Lat Me Vrij

CNR Entertainment

The Netherlands

Silver

Monkey

Journey To The West

XL Recordings

U.K.

Silver

Moriarty

Gee whiz but this is a lonesome town

Naïve

France

Silver

Najib Amhali

Veni Vidi Vici

Najib Amhali/ PIAS Comedy

The Netherlands

Silver

Natasja

I Danmark er jeg fodt

Playground

Denmark

Silver

Racoon

Before You Leave

PIAS

The Netherlands

Silver

Regina

Synger Per Syvspring

Playground/Spin

Denmark

Silver

Robert Wyatt

Comicopera

Domino Records

U.K.

Silver

Rollo & King

Det ney kuld

Playground/Mega

Denmark

Silver

Saez

Paris – Varsovie – L’Alhambra

Wagram

France

Silver

Savage Rose

Tameless

Playground/Mega

Denmark

Silver

Savage Rose

For Your Love

Playground/Mega

Denmark

Silver

Theo Maassen

Functioneel Naakt

Theo Maassen/ PIAS Comedy

The Netherlands

Silver

Theo Maassen

Ruwe Pit

Theo Maassen/ PIAS Comedy

The Netherlands

Silver

Theo Maassen

Tegen Beter Weten In

Theo Maassen/ PIAS Comedy

The Netherlands

Silver

The Charlatans

You Cross My Path

Cooking Vinyl

U.K.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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