IMPALA Press Release, MIDEM, Cannes, 21th January 2009

Independent artists win over forty new IMPALA Awards, with European Multi-Platinum for Carla Bruni, Platinum for Katie Melua and Diamond for Die Toten Hosen

IMPALA announces its next batch of sales awards with European Multi-Platinum for Carla Bruni, Platinum for Katie Melua and Diamond for Guru Josh Project.

The new winners include one Multi-Platinum, one Platinum, six Diamond, eight Gold and twenty seven Silver from all across Europe.

The increase in IMPALA sales awards demonstrates impressive performance in the independent sector, especially considering the general economic downturn.

In total some 550 awards have been registered so far, representing approximately 60 million CDs sold and one 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 ++

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Full list of new IMPALA Awards

Award

Artist

Title

Label

Country

Multiple Platinum  (upgrade)

Carla Bruni

Quelqu'un m'a dit

Naïve

France

Platinum

Katie Melua

The Katie Melua Collection

Dramatico

UK

Diamond

Die Toten Hosen

in aller Stille

JKP

Germany

Diamond

Guru Josh Project  

Infinity 2008  

Big City Beats

Germany

Diamond

Ida Corr vs. Fedde Le Grand

Let Me Think About It

Lifted House

Denmark

Diamond

St. Germain

Boulevard  

F Communications/ PIAS   

Belgium

Diamond

Camille Jones vs. Fedde Le Grand

The Creeps

Lifted House

Denmark

Diamond (upgrade)

Vampire Weekend  

Vampire Weekend  

XL Recordings

UK

Gold

Bon Iver  

For Emma,Forever Ago

4AD Records

UK

Gold

Eva Cassidy & Katie Melua

What A Wonderful World

Dramatico

UK

Gold

Fleet Foxes

Fleet Foxes

Bella Union

UK

Gold

Pierre Perret

Le Plaisir des Dieux

Naïve

France

Gold

Pigeon Detectives 

Emergency

Dance To The Radio

UK

Gold

Vivaldi

Nisi Dominus

Naïve

France

Gold (upgrade)

Moriarty

Gee Whiz But This Is A Lonesome Town

Naïve

France

Gold (upgrade)

Thievery Corporation

DJ-Kicks

!K7 Records

Germany

Silver

Antony And The Johnsons 

Another World EP

Rough Trade

UK

Silver

Battles

Mirrored

Warp Records

UK

Silver

Caravan Palace

Caravan Palace

Wagram Music

France

Silver

Daan

The Player  

PIAS

Belgium

Silver

Dinosaur Jr.

Beyond

PIAS / Tsunami Ent.

Belgium

Silver

Emiliana Torrini  

Me And Armini

Rough Trade

UK

Silver

Friendly Fires

Friendly Fires  

XL Recordings

UK

Silver

Grace Jones  

Hurricane

PIAS / Wall Of Sound  

Belgium

Silver

Jamait

Je passais par hasard

Wagram Music

France

Silver

Jeff Dunham

Very Special Christmas Special

PIAS Comedy   

Belgium

Silver

Jeff Dunham  

Spark Of Insanity

PIAS Comedy

Belgium

Silver

Joan As Policewoman

To Survive  

Echo USA / PIAS

Belgium

Silver

Le Peuple De L'Herbe

Triple Zero+  

PIAS

Belgium

Silver

Le Peuple De L'Herbe

PH Test Two

PIAS

Belgium

Silver

Le Peuple De L'Herbe

Radio Bloodmoney

PIAS

Belgium

Silver

Marianne Faithfull 

Easy Come, Easy Go

Naïve

France

Silver

Martha Wainwright  

I Know You're Married But I've Got Feelings Too  

Drowned In Sound   

UK

Silver

Mike Batt

A Songwriters Tale

Dramatico

UK

Silver

Mogwai

Hawk Is Howling  

PIAS / Wall Of Sound 

Belgium

Silver

Mr Scruff

Ninja Tuna

Ninja Tunes

UK

Silver

Pierre Perret

Les Dieux Paillards

Naïve

France

Silver

Roni Size

Return to V

Full Cycle

UK

Silver

Roni Size

Touching Down

Full Cycle

UK

Silver

Roots Manuva

Slime & Reason

Ninja Tunes

UK

Silver

Soulwax

Nite Versions

PIAS

Belgium

Silver

St. Germain

From Detroit To St. Germain

F Communications / PIAS

Belgium

Silver

TV On The Radio

Dear Science

4AD Records

UK

 

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