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The story of Honor Music Awards is simple really (and a little crazy?), I created it to celebrate music, honor those who made and sold it, and share valuable information with anyone who is interested. The great majority of awards here are from my personal collection and I learned about them over the years by seeing and comparing them (I’ve held thousands in my hands). Now you can too.

The Awards Gallery gives you a chance to personally, in depth, compare hundreds of awards (it’s a trip down memory lane) and gain insights to their authenticity, type, presentation, condition, and considerations for buying or selling.

Happy collecting and thanks for stopping by,

Jim Greenwood
Awardian (see, a little crazy!)







For more about why…

As long as I remember I’ve loved music. That led, right out of college in 1969 (The University of Southern California), to start a music store in Long Beach, California, called Licorice Pizza.  When we sold it in 1985 there were 34 stores.

I think everyone who worked at Licorice loved music and it was our pleasure to share it. We singled out albums and artists we thought people would like and worked hard to expose and sell them. We had all request sound systems (turntables and speakers) and encouraged our customers to listen to whatever they wanted. That also gave us the opportunity to share the music we thought they would like.

Record labels supported our activities and in turn provided energy for us to do more. The first label who officially recognized those efforts was A&M. In 1973 they presented Licorice Pizza our first gold record, for Cat Steven’s “Mona Bone Jakon.” It was a gold LP Disc Award Ltd. (a variety of in-house award) inscribed “It took some time. So thanks for believing.”

I was happy with the presentation but didn’t think about the award, or the other awards we received over-time. Having seen them at labels, management companies, and individual homes I took them for granted.

It wasn’t until years after selling Licorice Pizza, that gold records came to my attention as collectible.  The first award I bought was a gold “white matte” 45 for the Beatles “Paperback Writer” presented to Capitol Records. Slowly, I became aware of gold records and noticed when they became available. Friends who had received the awards, signed them and wrote their  stories of the music, times and people involved.

As they say, “Fall in love with awards, and you’ll have more love in your life”


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