IMPALA Press Release
Independent artists clock up over 6m sales in new IMPALA Awards list, with Platinum for The Prodigy and Diamond for Placebo and Arctic Monkeys.

IMPALA announces its latest batch of 60 European sales awards, including Platinum for the latest Prodigy Album ‘Invaders Must Die’ and Diamond for Placebo’s ‘Battle for the Sun’. The Arctic Monkey’s new album ‘Humbug’ has gone Gold in a month and the interest has boosted their second album ‘Favourite Worst Nightmare’ to Diamond.  The longevity and long-lasting appeal of albums by the Buena Vista Social Club and Ibrahim Ferrer has been shown by their sales rising to double platinum and diamond.

The new winners include one Double Platinum (1m), two Platinum (500k), two Diamond (250k), twenty four Gold (100k) and thirty eight Silver (30k) 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 600 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 ++
 
For more information about IMPALA please click here <http://www.impalamusic.org>

 


Award

Artist

Title

Label

Country of label

Double Platinum

Buena Vista Social Club

Buena Vista Social Club

World Circuit

UK

Platinum

Ibrahim Ferrer

Buena Vista Social Club Presents Ibrahim Ferrer

World Circuit

UK

Platinum

The Prodigy

Invaders must die

Cooking Vinyl

UK

Diamond

Arctic Monkeys

Favourite Worst Nightmare

Domino Records

UK

Diamond

Placebo

Battle for the Sun

PIAS/ Dreambrother

Belgium

Gold (upg)

Accentus

Transcriptions

Naïve

France

Gold

Afro Cuban All Stars

A Toda Cuba le Gusta

World Circuit

UK

Gold

Ali Farka Toure

Savane

World Circuit

UK

Gold

Ali Farka Toure Toumani Diabete

In The Heart Of The Moon

World Circuit

UK

Gold

Ali Farka Toure with Ry Cooder

Talking Timbuctu

World Circuit

UK

Gold

Antony And The Johnsons  

The Crying Light

Rough Trade

UK

Gold

Arctic Monkeys

Humbug

Domino Records

UK

Gold

Buena Vista Social Club

Buena Vista Social Club at Carnegie Hall

World Circuit

UK

Gold

Caravan Palace

Caravan Palace

Wagram Music

France

Gold

Chickenfoot

Chickenfoot

Edel

UK

Gold (upg)

Emiliana Torrini  

Me And Armini

Rough Trade

UK

Gold

Franz Ferdinand

Tonight

Domino Records

UK

Gold (upg)

Friendly Fires

Friendly Fires

XL Recordings

UK

Gold

Grace Jones

Hurricane

PIAS/ Wall Of Sound

Belgium

Gold

Ibrahim Ferrer

Buenos Hermanos

World Circuit

UK

Gold

Jay Sean

My Own Way

Jaydead Records

UK

Gold

Maximo Park

Quicken The Heart

Warp Records

UK

Gold

Omara Portuondo

Buena Vista Social Club Presents Omara Portuondo

World Circuit

UK

Gold

Orchestra Baobab

Specialist in all Styles

World Circuit

UK

Gold

Pink Martini

Hey Eugene

Naïve

France

Gold

Ruben Gonzalez

Introducing Ruben Gonzalez

World Circuit

UK

Gold

Ruben Gonzalez

Chanchullo

World Circuit

UK

Gold

The Last Shadow Puppets

The Age Of The Understatement

Domino Records

UK

Gold

TV On The Radio

Dear Science

4AD

UK

Silver

Amp Fiddler

Afro Strut

PIAS / Wall Of Sound

Belgium

Silver

Animal Collective

Merriweather Post Pavillion

Domino Records

UK

Silver

Anne Gastinel

Schubert: Arpeggione Sonata & lieder transcriptions

Naïve

France

Silver

Blutengel

Angel Dust

Out of Line

Germany

Silver

BOYS NOIZE

OI OI OI

BOYSNOIZE

Germany

Silver

Carl Cox

Global

PIAS/ Trust the DJ

Belgium

Silver

Carl Cox

Second Sign

PIAS

Belgium

Silver

Dinosaur Jr.

Farm

PIAS

Belgium

Silver

Garmarna  

Guds Spelemän

Massproduktion  

Sweden

Silver

Geoffrey Gurrumul Yurupingu

Gurrumul

Dramatico/Skinyfish

UK

Silver

Gotthard

Need to Believe

G Records/ Musikvertrieb

Switzerland

Silver

Grizzly Bear

Veckatimest

Warp Records

UK

Silver

Jack Penate

Everything Is New

XL Recordings

UK

Silver

Jarvis Cocker

Further Complications

Rough Trade

UK

Silver

Justin Nozuka

Holly

Outcaste/ PIAS

Belgium

Silver

Kurupt

The Streetz iz a Muntha

PIAS

Belgium

Silver

Kurupt

Space Boogie

PIAS

Belgium

Silver

L'Arpeggiata, Christina Pluhar

Los Impossibles

Naïve

France

Silver

Little Barrie  

Stand Your Ground  

PIAS / Wall Of Sound

Belgium

Silver

Moloko

Catalogue

PIAS/ Echo Label

Belgium

Silver

Moloko

Statues

PIAS/ Echo Label

Belgium

Silver

Moloko

Things to Make and Do

PIAS/ Echo Label

Belgium

Silver

Nouvelle Vague

3

Peacefrog/ PIAS

Belgium

Silver

Oxmo Puccino

L'Arme de Paix

Wagram Music

France

Silver

Q Project

Champion Sound

CIA Records

UK

Silver

Robert Wyatt

Comicopera

Domino Records

UK

Silver

Royksopp

The Understanding

PIAS / Wall Of Sound

Belgium

Silver

Royksopp

Junior

Wall of Sound

UK

Silver

Russian Red

I Love Your Glasses

Eureka/ PIAS Spain

Spain

Silver

Soap

Lovetune For Vacuum

PIAS

Belgium

Silver

Sonic Youth

The Eternal

Matador

UK

Silver

Stratovarius

Polaris

Edel Music

Germany

Silver

The Fireman

Electric Arguments

MPL

UK

Silver

The Horrors

Primary Colours

XL Recordings

UK

Silver

The Kills

Midnight Boom

Domino Records

UK

Silver

THERAPY?

Crooked Timber

DR2 Records

UK

Silver

Valérie Lemercier, Orchestre National du Capitole de Toulouse, Tugan Sokhiev

Prokofiev: Pierre et le Loup

Naïve

France

Silver

Vetusta Morla

Un Dia En El  Mundo

Pequeño Salto Mortal / PIAS Spain

Spain

 



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