1988, English, Object edition: John Williamson platinum record

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Physical Description
  • 640 mm x 740 mm
  • Trophies and Awards
Published
  • 1988
Language
  • English

Edition details

Title
  • John Williamson platinum record
Published
  • 1988
Physical Description
  • 640 mm x 740 mm
  • Trophies and Awards
Subjects
Summary
  • Music award, platinum record, 'Mallee Boy' by John Williamson, made and used by Festival Records, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, 1988 Triple platinum award in wooden frame with gold trim, acrylic cover. Blue background. 'Mallee Boy' LP record cover with three stickers, above four compact discs, the first printed with the 'Mallee Boy' details, the other three blank. Silver plaque at bottom with the text 'Presented to John Williamson by the executives of Festival records for the outstanding achievement of attaining three times platinum for the album "Mallee Boy", November 1988'. String attached to reverse.
Notes
  • This platinum record award has significance as an illustration of Festival Records' success in generating sales for its Australian artists. John Williamson was associated with Festival Records for many years, initially on the Festival label and later through his own Emusic label, releasing classic albums 'Mallee Boy', 'Warragul' and 'Boomerang Café'. Australia's true blue balladeer has had a successful recording career since 'Old Man Emu' was a hit in the early 1970s. Festival Records manufactured vinyl discs in Sydney for 40 years. At the height of production in the 1980s Festival's factory was buzzing with 26 record presses pumping out 25,000 records per day. In addition there was a cassette duplicating plant, an art department, a printing department for album covers, plus a huge warehouse for packing and distribution. Festival Records provided a home to a vast array of musical styles and many independent labels, not readily identified with the Festival brand. For over fifty years its existence as a major independent record company, competing with the multinationals, helped to create a healthy environment for Australian music. The first gold record awards were presented by American own record companies to their artists to acknowledge sales of 1,000,000 records. Various measurements have been used at different times around the world for album and single awards. Some were based on the value of retail sales and others on units sold. The Recording Industry Association of America established a standard for an official gold record in 1958. This was based on wholesale shipments to retail outlets, rather than actual retail sales. Australia follows a similar system. In Australia ARIA awards gold records for 35 000 sales and platinum records for 70 000 sales.
Language
  • English
Image Number
  • 365056
  • 5101
  • 2007/​50/​23

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