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As Adele hits thirteen times platinum across Europe, over 60 artists pick up IMPALA Sales Awards, including Manel, Bon Iver, Miossec, dEUS, Agnes Obel and The Horrors.
 
Brussels – 12th October 2011

The new Pan-European Independent Sales Awards from IMPALA demonstrate once again the strength and diversity of independent music across Europe in a wide variety of genres.
 
Adele’s sophomore album “21”, which received a Six-Times Platinum IMPALA Sales Award in March, has continued its astonishing success to reach Thirteen-Times Platinum. Danish singer/songwriter Agnes Obel’s debut album “Philharmonics” has been upgraded to Diamond, along with “The Very Best of Frank Zappa”, while single “Welcome to St. Tropez” by DJ Antoine vs Timati feat. Kalenna is a new Diamond entry. Bon Iver’s self-titled album and “Spark Of Insanity” by Jeff Dunham both receive Double Gold awards; winners of Gold awards include Opeth, The Prodigy and Bring Me The Horizon.
 
As always, the awards demonstrate the diversity of successful independent musicians across Europe, with other winners including The Knife (Sweden), Miossec (France), Darkthrone (Norway), Els Amics de les Arts (Spain), dEUS (Belgium) and Mogwai (UK).
 
The new winners represent over 137 million euros in sales, with 16 Platinum (400k), 3 Diamond (200k), 2 Double Gold (150k), 13 Gold (75k), 22 Double Silver (40k) and 21 Silver (20k) from all across Europe.
 
In total over 830 awards have been registered so far, representing more than 82 million CDs sold and €1.23 billion in revenue.

You can listen to many of the winning titles on our Spotify playlists (Silver Awards, Double Silver Awards, Gold Awards, Double Gold Awards, Diamond Awards and Multi-Platinum Awards), or to find out more visit the IMPALA website or our social media sites:

IMPALA website www.impalamusic.org
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Award

Artist

Title

Label

Country of artist

Country of label

Thirteen Times Platinum

Adele

21

XL

UK

UK

Diamond

Agnes Obel

Philharmonics

PIAS

Denmark

Belgium

Diamond

DJ Antoine vs Timati feat. Kalenna

Welcome To St. Tropez (single)

Kontor Records

Switzerland

Germany

Diamond

Frank Zappa

The Best of Frank Zappa

Rykodisc International

US

UK

Double Gold

Bon Iver

Bon Iver

4AD

USA

UK

Double Gold

Jeff Dunham

Spark Of Insanity

PIAS Comedy

USA

Belgium

Gold

Aaliyah

Ultimate

Snapper Music

USA

UK

Gold

Bring Me The Horizon

Suicide Season

Visible Noise

UK

UK

Gold

Cradle Of Filth

Bitter Suites To Succubi

Peaceville Records

UK

UK

Gold

Cradle Of Filth

Live Bait For The Dead

Peaceville Records

UK

UK

Gold

Jeff Dunham

A Very Special Christmas Special

PIAS Comedy

USA

Belgium

Gold

My Dying Bride

Angel And Dark River

Peaceville Records

UK

UK

Gold

My Dying Bride

Like Gods Of The Sun

Peaceville Records

UK

UK

Gold

My Dying Bride

Turn Loose The Swans

Peaceville Records

UK

UK

Gold

Opeth

Still Life

Peaceville Records

Sweden

UK

Gold

Porcupine Tree

Lightbulb Sun

Kscope

UK

UK

Gold

Porcupine Tree

Stupid Dream

Kscope

UK

UK

Gold

The Knife

Silent Shout

Rabid Records/Brille Records/Co-operative Music

Sweden

UK

Gold

The Prodigy

World's On Fire

Cooking Vinyl

UK

UK

Double Silver

Bonobo

Black Sands

Ninja Tune

UK

UK

Double Silver

Cradle Of Filth

Darkly, Darkly Venus Aversa

Peaceville Records

UK

UK

Double Silver

Darkthrone

Transilvanian Hunger

Peaceville Records

Norway

UK

Double Silver

Darwin Deez

Darwin Deez

Lucky Number Music Limited

UK

UK

Double Silver

Deep Purple

Phoenix Rising

earMUSIC/Edel Germany GmbH

UK

Germany

Double Silver

Europe

Last Look At Eden

earMUSIC/Edel Germany GmbH

Sweden

Germany

Double Silver

Kamelot

Poetry For The Poisoned

earMUSIC/Edel Germany GmbH

USA

Germany

Double Silver

Katatonia

Night Is The New Day

Peaceville Records

Sweden

UK

Double Silver

Manel

Els Millors Professors Europeus

Discmedi

Spain

Spain

Double Silver

Miossec

Chansons Ordinaires

PIAS

France

Belgium

Double Silver

Opeth

The Roundhouse Tapes

Peaceville Records

Sweden

UK

Double Silver

Peter Green

Robert Johnson Songbook

Snapper Music

UK

UK

Double Silver

Pink Floyd

London 1966/1967

Snapper Music

UK

UK

Double Silver

Porcupine Tree

Arriving Somewhere DVD

Kscope

UK

UK

Double Silver

Roots Manuva

Awfully Deep

Big Dada

UK

UK

Double Silver

Skunk Anansie

Wonderlustre

earMUSIC/Edel Germany GmbH/V2

UK

Germany

Double Silver

Skunk Anansie

Smashes & Trashes

earMUSIC/Edel Germany GmbH

UK

Germany

Double Silver

Status Quo

Quid Pro Quo

earMUSIC/Edel Germany GmbH

UK

Germany

Double Silver

Steven Wilson

Insurgentes

Kscope

UK

UK

Double Silver

Stratovarius

Elysium

earMUSIC/Edel Germany GmbH

Finland

Germany

Double Silver

The Horrors

Skying

XL

UK

UK

Double Silver

Various Artists

Cuba Le Canta A Serrat

Discmedi

Spain

Spain

Silver

Amaral

Hacía lo Salvaje

Discos Antártida

Spain

Spain

Silver

Anathema

We're Here Because We're Here

Kscope

UK

UK

Silver

Blackfield

Welcome To My DNA

Kscope

UK

UK

Silver

Caitlin Rose

Own Side Now

Names Records

USA

UK

Silver

Christopher Cross

Doctor Faith

earMUSIC/Edel Germany GmbH

USA

Germany

Silver

dEUS

Keep You Close

PIAS

Belgium

Belgium

Silver

DJ Antoine

Welcome To DJ Antoine

Kontor Records

Switzerland

Germany

Silver

Els Amics De Les Arts

Bed & Breakfast

Discmedi

Spain

Spain

Silver

Gregorian

Best Of 1990-2010

earMUSIC/Edel Germany GmbH

Germany

Germany

Silver

Hardcore Superstar

Hardcore Superstar

Gain

Sweden

Sweden

Silver

Joan As Police Woman

The Deep Field

PIAS

USA

Belgium

Silver

Kitty Daisy and Lewis

Smoking in Heaven

Sunday Best Recordings/PIAS

UK

UK

Silver

Marillion

Live From Cadogan Hall

earMUSIC/Edel Germany GmbH

UK

Germany

Silver

Mogwai

Hardcore Will Never Die But You Will

Rock Action/PIAS

UK

UK

Silver

Nazareth

Big Dogz

earMUSIC/Edel Germany GmbH

UK

Germany

Silver

Racoon

Liverpool Rain

PIAS

Netherlands

Belgium

Silver

Ron Sexsmith

Long Player Late Bloomer

Cooking Vinyl

Canada

UK

Silver

Roots Manuva

Slime & Reason

Big Dada

UK

UK

Silver

Seasick Steve

You Can't Teach An Old Dog New Tricks

PIAS

USA

Belgium

Silver

Tiesto

Club Live - Volume 1 Las Vegas

Musical Freedom/PIAS

Netherlands

Netherlands

Silver

Wiley

Playtime Is Over

Big Dada

UK

UK

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 new award levels are:

Impala Silver
20,000
Impala Double Silver
40,000
Impala Gold
75,000
Impala Double Gold
150,000
Impala Diamond
200,000
Impala Platinum
400,000
Impala Double Platinum
800,000

IMPALA also has two other awards, created to celebrate IMPALA’s 10th anniversary; the European Independent Album of the Year Award and the Outstanding Contribution Award, which are announced annually.

About IMPALA
IMPALA was established in April 2000 to represent independent music companies. 99% of Europe’s music companies are small or medium sized enterprises (SMEs). Known as the “independents”, they are world leaders in terms of innovation and discovering new music and artists - they produce more than 80% of all new releases. The independents also produce 80% of the sector’s jobs.

The potential of the sector is enormous. Key investment, online and market access measures are expected to be put in place at European and national level for the independents and other cultural and creative SMEs - now officially recognised by the EU as “the drivers of growth, job creation and innovation”. Fostering Europe's economy of culture and diversity is one of Europe’s top priorities in becoming the world's leading knowledge economy. Culture is a bigger earner than any of chemicals, automobiles or ICT manufacturing and provides more than 3% of Europe's jobs.

IMPALA has 4,000 members including the top independents: !K7 (Germany), Anaconda Productions (Poland), Beggars Group (UK), Cosmos Music Group (Sweden), CLS Music (Hungary), CNR (NL), Cooking Vinyl (UK), Edel (Germany), Epitaph (US/NL), Everlasting (Spain), Gazell (Sweden), Kobalt (Sweden), Menart (Croatia), Musicvertrieb (Switzerland), Naïve (France), [PIAS] Entertainment Group (Benelux, UK and France), Playground (Sweden), Red Bullet (NL), Wagram (France), as well as national trade associations from the UK (AIM), France (UPFI), Germany (VUT), Spain (UFI), Italy (PMI), Belgium (BIMA), Denmark (DUP), Netherlands (STOMP),  Norway (FONO), Israel (PIL), Indieco (Finland) and Sweden (SOM).

IMPALA has its own award schemes to promote cultural diversity and new talent and highlight the artistic contribution of independent music. IMPALA award winning artists include Efterklang, Adele, Radiohead, Arctic Monkeys, Carla Bruni, Manu Chao, Corneille, Katie Melua, Franz Ferdinand, The Prodigy, Placebo and Ibrahim Ferrer (Buena Vista Social Club).

Enquiries
Please visit http://www.impalamusic.org , call +32 2 503 31 38 or contact IMPALA on info@impalamusic.org

 

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