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13/12/12: More Independent Artists Take European Gold, Silver and Platinum Awards Than Ever Before

The latest IMPALA Sales Awards announcement is the biggest ever, with 118 registrations from independent artists including Andrea Bocelli (Italy), Mogwai (UK), The Notwist (Germany), Vitalic (France), Els Amics de les Arts (Spain), Soap & Skin (Austria), Royksopp (Norway) and Sigur Ros (Iceland)...

 

          

 

Bocelli registers five separate titles for this edition of the awards, all at Double Platinum, translating as over 4 million units sold, while Fabrizio de André further highlights Italian success with seven registrations of his own. Catalan group Els Amics de les Arts also impress, receiving two awards, with their album “Bed & Breakfast” reaching Double Silver.

As for other European artists, Alt-J’s ‘An Awesome Wave’ (UK) receives a Gold award, adding to the group’s recent triumph in the Mercury Prize, while Mogwai (also UK) qualify for an impressive six awards. Tiësto (Netherlands) sees three of his titles reach Gold, whilst several Belgian artists, including Soulwax, Gotye, dEUS, and Scala & Kolacny Brothers, also enjoy success.

In terms of international artists signed to European independent record labels, Dinosaur Jr. (USA) receive three awards, while fellow American Tom Waits registers “Bad As Me” at Diamond. Arcade Fire (Canada) receive a Gold award for the critically acclaimed “The Suburbs”, with compatriots Saga registering their recent release ‘20/20’. The Temper Trap (Australia) submit two titles, with their debut album ‘Conditions’ hitting Diamond.

 

Listen to IMPALA’s Spotify playlists for each award category here:

 

 

Full list of awards below:

 

Award

 

Artist

 

Title

 

Label

 

Country of Artist

Country of Label

Double Platinum

 

Andrea Bocelli

 

Concerto: One Night In Central Park

 

Sugar

 

 Italy

 Italy

Double Platinum

 

Andrea Bocelli

 

My Christmas

 

Sugar

 

 Italy

 Italy

Double Platinum

 

Andrea Bocelli

 

Vivere - The Best of Andrea Bocelli

 

Sugar

 

 Italy

 Italy

Double Platinum

 

Andrea Bocelli

 

Amore

 

Sugar

 

 Italy

 Italy

Double Platinum

 

Andrea Bocelli

 

Romanza

 

Sugar

 

 Italy

 Italy

Platinum

 

Elisa

 

Soundtrack '96-'06

 

Sugar

 

 Italy

 Italy

Platinum

 

DJ Antoine feat. The Beat Shakers

 

Ma Chérie

 

Kontor Records

 

 Switzerland

 Germany

Platinum (Upgrade)

 

Sigur Ros

 

Agaetis Byrjun

 

Fat Cat/[PIAS] Recordings

 

 Iceland

 Belgium

Platinum (Upgrade)

 

Sigur Ros

 

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Fat Cat/[PIAS] Recordings

 

 Iceland

 Belgium

Platinum

 

Fabrizio De André

 

In Direzione Ostinata e Contraria

 

Nuvole Production

 

 Italy

 Italy

Diamond

 

Fabrizio De André

 

De André In Concerto (DVD)

 

Nuvole Production

 

 Italy

 Italy

Diamond

 

XX

 

Coexist

 

Young Turks

 

 UK

 UK

Diamond

 

DJ Antoine

 

Welcome To DJ Antoine

 

Kontor Records

 

 Switzerland

 Germany

Diamond

 

Negramaro

 

La Finestra

 

Sugar

 

 Italy

 Italy

Diamond

 

The Temper Trap

 

Conditions

 

Infectious Recordings/[PIAS] Recordings

 

 Australia

 Belgium

Diamond

 

Tom Waits

 

Bad As Me

 

Anti, Inc.

 

 USA

 Netherlands

Diamond

 

Negramaro

 

Mentre Tutto Scorre

 

Sugar

 

 Italy

 Italy

Double Gold

 

Editors

 

The Back Room

 

[PIAS] Recordings

 

 UK

 Belgium

Double Gold (Upgrade)

 

Alabama Shakes

 

Boys And Girls

 

Rough Trade

 

 USA

 UK

Double Gold

 

Elisa

 

Heart

 

Sugar

 

 Italy

 Italy

Double Gold

 

Negramaro

 

San Siro Live

 

Sugar 

 

 Italy

 Italy

Double Gold

 

Negramaro

 

Casa 69

 

Sugar

 

 Italy

 Italy

Double Gold

 

Racoon

 

Another Day

 

[PIAS] Recordings Holland

 

 Netherlands

 Netherlands

Gold

 

Alt-J

 

An Awesome Wave

 

Infectious Recordings/[PIAS] Recordings

 

 UK

 Belgium

Gold

 

Arcade Fire

 

The Suburbs

 

City Slang

 

 Canada

 Germany

Gold

 

Calexico

 

Carried To Dust

 

City Slang

 

 USA

 Germany

Gold

 

Caribou

 

Swim

 

City Slang

 

 Canada

 Germany

Gold

 

Marilyn Manson

 

Born Villain

 

Cooking Vinyl

 

 USA

 UK

Gold

 

Blank & Jones

 

Substance

 

 Soundcolours

 

 Germany

 Germany

Gold

 

Elisa

 

Ivy

 

Sugar

 

 Italy

 Italy

Gold

 

Fabrizio De André

 

Fabrizio De André - Da Genova

 

Nuvole Production

 

 Italy

 Italy

Gold

 

Fabrizio De André

 

In Direzione Ostinata e Contraria Vol. 2

 

Nuvole Production

 

 Italy

 Italy

Gold

 

Fabrizio De André

 

Sogno n. 1

 

Nuvole Production

 

 Italy

 Italy

Gold

 

Kool Savas

 

Aura

 

Essah Entertainment

 

 Germany

 Germany

Gold

 

Malika Ayane

 

Malika Ayane

 

Sugar

 

 Italy

 Italy

Gold

 

Malika Ayane

 

Grovigli

 

Sugar

 

 Italy

 Italy

Gold

 

Dead Can Dance

 

Anastasis

 

[PIAS] Recordings

 

 Australia

 Belgium

Gold

 

Grace Jones

 

Hurricane

 

[PIAS] Recordings

 

 Jamaica

 Belgium

Gold

 

Mogwai

 

The Hawk Is Howling

 

Rock Action/[PIAS] Recordings

 

 UK

 Belgium

Gold

 

Mogwai

 

Mr. Beast

 

Rock Action/[PIAS] Recordings

 

 UK

 Belgium

Gold

 

Mogwai

 

Happy Songs For Happy People

 

Rock Action/[PIAS] Recordings

 

 UK

 Belgium

Gold

 

Mogwai

 

Rock Action

 

Rock Action/[PIAS] Recordings

 

 UK

 Belgium

Gold

 

Raphael Gualazzi

 

Reality and Fantasy

 

Sugar

 

 Italy

 Italy

Gold

 

Various Artists

 

Io Canto

 

RTI

 

 Italy

 Italy

Gold (Upgrade)

 

Tiësto

 

Club Life Vol 2: Miami

 

Musical Freedom/[PIAS] Recordings

 

 Netherlands

 Belgium

Gold (Upgrade)

 

Tiësto

 

Club Life Vol.1: Las Vegas

 

Musical Freedom/[PIAS] Recordings

 

 Netherlands 

 Belgium

Gold

 

Tiësto

 

Kaleidoscope

 

Musical Freedom/[PIAS] Recordings

 

 Netherlands

 Belgium

Gold

 

The Darkness

 

Hot Cakes

 

[PIAS] Recordings

 

 UK

 Belgium

Double Silver

 

Enzo Iacchetti

 

Acqua di Natale

 

Immaginazione

 

 Italy

 Italy

Double Silver

 

Tindersticks

 

The Something Rain

 

City Slang

 

 UK

 Germany

Double Silver

 

Nada Surf

 

The Weight Is A Gift

 

City Slang

 

 USA

 Germany

Double Silver

 

Calexico

 

Algiers

 

City Slang

 

 USA

 Germany

Double Silver

 

Lambchop

 

Mr. M

 

City Slang

 

 USA

 Germany

Double Silver

 

The Notwist

 

The Devil, You + Me

 

City Slang

 

 Germany

 Germany

Double Silver

 

Get Well Soon

 

Rest Now Weary Head You Will Get Well Soon

 

City Slang

 

 Germany

 Germany

Double Silver

 

Antony And The Johnsons

 

Cut The World

 

Rough Trade

 

 UK

 UK

Double Silver

 

Bobby Womack

 

The Bravest Man In The Universe

 

XL Recordings

 

 USA

 UK

Double Silver

 

Fabrizio De André

 

M'innamoravo di tutto

 

Nuvole Production

 

 Italy

 Italy

Double Silver (Upgrade)

 

Els Amics de les Arts

 

Bed & Breakfast

 

Discmedi

 

 Spain

 Spain

Double Silver (Upgrade)

 

Soulwax

 

Nite Versions

 

[PIAS] Recordings

 

 Belgium

 Belgium

Double Silver (Upgrade)

 

Band of Skulls

 

Sweet Sour

 

[PIAS] Recordings

 

 UK

 Belgium

Double Silver

 

Fabrizio De André

 

Effedia - Sulla Mia Cattiva Strada

 

Nuvole Production

 

 Italy

 Italy

Double Silver

 

Cat Power

 

Sun

 

Matador

 

 USA

 UK

Double Silver (Upgrade)

 

Dinosaur Jr.

 

Farm

 

[PIAS] Recordings

 

 USA

 Belgium

Double Silver

 

Dinosaur Jr.

 

Beyond

 

[PIAS] Recordings

 

 USA

 Belgium

Double Silver (Upgrade)

 

Django Django

 

Django Django

 

Because Music

 

 UK

 France

Double Silver

 

dEUS

 

Following Sea

 

[PIAS] Recordings

 

 Belgium

 Belgium

Double Silver

 

Maria del Monte

 

De siempre - Antología de las sevillanas, vol. 1

 

Marfer

 

Spain

Spain

Double Silver

 

Mogwai

 

Zidane: A 21st Century Portrait

 

Rock Action/[PIAS] Recordings

 

 UK

 Belgium

Double Silver (Upgrade)

 

Mogwai

 

Government Commissions

 

Rock Action/[PIAS] Recordings

 

 UK

 Belgium

Double Silver

 

Massimo Ranieri

 

Canto Perché Non So Nuotare

 

Edel Italia

 

 Italy

 Italy

Double Silver (Upgrade)

 

Modà

 

Le Origini

 

New Music International

 

 Italy 

 Italy

Double Silver (Upgrade)

 

Racoon

 

Liverpool Rain

 

[PIAS] Recordings Holland

 

 Netherlands

 Netherlands

Double Silver

 

Racoon

 

Before You Leave

 

[PIAS] Recordings Holland

 

 Netherlands

 Netherlands

Double Silver

 

Various Artists

 

Io Canto 2 Edizione

 

RTI

 

 Italy

 Italy

Double Silver

 

The Temper Trap

 

The Temper Trap

 

Infectious Recordings/[PIAS] Recordings

 

 Australia 

 Belgium

Double Silver

 

Tarja Turunen

 

Act I

 

earMUSIC / Edel Germany

 

 Finland

 Germany

Double Silver

 

Gotye

 

Like Drawing Blood

 

Lucky Number Music

 

 Belgium

 UK

Silver

 

Albano Carrisi

 

Le Radici del Cielo

 

Edel Italia

 

 Italy

 Italy

Silver

 

Junip 

 

Fields

 

City Slang

 

 Sweden

 Germany

Silver

 

EMA

 

Past Life Martyred Saints

 

Souterrain Transmissions Records

 

 USA

 Germany

Silver

 

Brainpower

 

Verschil Moet Er Zijn

 

[PIAS] Recordings Holland

 

 Netherlands 

 Netherlands

Silver

 

Various Artists

 

Papeete Beach Compilation VOL. 17

 

Molto Recordings

 

 Italy 

 Italy

Silver

 

Cristian Imparato

 

Cristian Imparato E Finalisti Io Canto

 

RTI

 

 Italy

 Italy

Silver

 

David Byrne & St Vincent

 

Love This Giant

 

4AD

 

 UK/USA

 UK

Silver

 

Soap & Skin

 

Lovetune For Vacuum

 

[PIAS] Recordings

 

 Austria

 Belgium

Silver

 

Ennio Morricone

 

Gold Edition

 

GDM

 

 Italy

 Italy

Silver

 

Ennio Morricone

 

Super Gold Edition

 

GDM

 

 Italy

 Italy

Silver

 

Els Amics de les Arts

 

Espècies per catalogar

 

Discmedi

 

 Spain

 Spain

Silver

 

Massimo Ranieri

 

Golden Edition

 

NAR International

 

 Italy

 Italy

Silver

 

Mia Martini

 

Mimi, Il Mio Mondo

 

Rai Trade

 

 Italy

 Italy

Silver

 

Harper Simon

 

Harper Simon

 

Play It Again Sam

 

 USA

 Belgium

Silver

 

Antonia Font

 

Lamparetes

 

Discmedi

 

 Spain

 Spain

Silver

 

Lisa Hannigan

 

Passenger

 

Hoop Recordings/WOS/[PIAS] Recordings

 

 Ireland

 Belgium

Silver

 

Jon Lord

 

Concerto For Group And Orchestra

 

earMUSIC / Edel Germany

 

 UK

 Germany

Silver

 

Marillion

 

Sounds That Can't Be Made

 

earMUSIC / Edel Germany

 

 UK

 Germany

Silver

 

Ian Gillan & Tony Iommi

 

Ian Gillan & Tony Iommi: WhoCares

 

earMUSIC / Edel Germany

 

 UK

 Germany

Silver

 

Saga

 

20 / 20

 

earMUSIC / Edel Germany

 

 Canada

 Germany

Silver

 

Stratovarius

 

Under Flaming Winter Skies - Live In Tampere

 

earMUSIC / Edel Germany

 

 Finland

 Germany

Silver

 

Joe Jackson

 

The Duke

 

earMUSIC / Edel Germany

 

 UK

 Germany

Silver

 

Tanita Tikaram

 

Can't Go Back

 

earMUSIC / Edel Germany

 

 UK

 Germany

Silver

 

Young Guns

 

Bones

 

Play It Again Sam

 

 UK

 Belgium

Silver

 

 WU LYF

 

Go Tell Fire To The Mountain

 

LYF Recordings/[PIAS] Recordings

 

 UK

 Belgium

Silver

 

Skunk Anansie

 

Black Traffic

 

earMUSIC / Edel Germany

 

 UK

 Germany

Silver

 

Skunk Anansie

 

Wonderlustre

 

Carosello Records/earMUSIC/Edel Germany

 

 UK

 Italy/Germany 

Silver

 

Various Artists

 

Io Canto Christmas

 

RTI

 

 Italy

 Italy

Silver

 

Eisregen

 

Wundwasser

 

Massacre Records

 

 Germany

 Germany

Silver

 

Dinosaur Jr.

 

I Bet On Sky

 

[PIAS] Recordings

 

 USA

 Belgium

Silver

 

Drive-By Truckers

 

The Big To Do

 

[PIAS] Recordings

 

 USA

 Belgium

Silver

 

The Human League

 

Credo

 

[PIAS] Recordings

 

 UK

 Belgium

Silver

 

Royksopp

 

Senior

 

[PIAS] Recordings

 

 Norway

 Belgium

Silver

 

Vitalic

 

V - Live

 

[PIAS] Recordings

 

 France

 Belgium

Silver

 

Scala & Kolacny Brothers

 

Circle

 

[PIAS] Recordings

 

 Belgium

 Belgium

Silver

 

The Enemy

 

Streets In The Sky

 

Cooking Vinyl

 

 UK

 UK

Silver

 

The View

 

Cheeky For A Reason

 

Cooking Vinyl

 

 UK

 UK

Silver

 

The Cult

 

Choice Of Weapon

 

Cooking Vinyl

 

 UK

 UK

Silver

 

Vetusta Morla

 

Mapas

 

[PIAS] Recordings Spain

 

 Spain

 Spain

Silver

 

Various Artists

 

Io Canto 3

 

RTI

 

 Italy

 Italy

Playlist links

IMPALA Sales Awards December 2012 - Silver

IMPALA Sales Awards December 2012 - Double Silver

IMPALA Sales Awards December 2012 - Gold

IMPALA Sales Awards December 2012 - Double Gold

IMPALA Sales Awards December 2012 - Diamond

IMPALA Sales Awards December 2012 - Platinum

IMPALA Sales Awards December 2012 - Double Platinum

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.

IMPALA also has two other awards: 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 account for 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), 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), [PIAS] Music Group (Benelux, UK and France), Playground (Sweden), Red Bullet (NL), Rough Trade Benelux, 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).

 

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