IN-HOUSE

A. Disc Awards Ltd. Awards.

The 1960’s through the 1980’s were magical times for the music business, and Discs Awards Ltd. in Los Angeles, became a go to In-House gold and platinum awards manufacturer. Their consistent, high-quality, beautiful style, became the workhorse for labels, artists, and management alike, because they allowed customized plate inscriptions, and could be made for any artist or title, with or without an RIAA certification. Disc Awards Ltd. manufactured their own discs all of which had the Disc Award Ltd. name and dragon logo at four o’clock on the trail off (A few major labels used these discs exclusively for their RIAA awards).  I love these awards and if you happen to have some I’d love to talk with you.

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Wham! And “Make It Big” – 8,000,000 And Growing! (August 1985)

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There was a time, the 80’s to be exact, when Wham! was the biggest pop group in the world. With over 25,000,000 albums sold internationally they topped the charts and made it through a variety of challenges and changes. This large 27 X 23 In-House award, while technically not a record award, celebrates that incredible success, and […]

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Cars “Candy-O” – New Wave, Skinny Ties, Hot Girls, Quirky Nerds Become Super Stars!

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The Cars second album, Candy-O, was released in June 1979. Containing their first Top 20 single, Let’s Go and featuring an album cover created by the famed Playboy artist Alberto Vargas. The album reached No. 3 on Billboard and was certified RIAA Gold on 7/24/79. Here it’s honored with an In-House Platinum LP…

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Lou Rawls “You’ll Never Find Another Love Like Mine” Gold In-House 45

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Lou Rawls, after decades signing with the likes of Curtis Mayfield and Sam Cooke, had his most successful single in 1976, “You’ll Never Find Another Love Like Mine“. Certified RIAA Gold on 8/1/76, and becoming Rawls’ only certified million-selling single, it topped the R&B and Adult Contemporary charts, and went to #2 on the Billboard Pop […]

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Bread “Manna” – 1972 Gold Album – In-House Disc Award Ltd. Award

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Studio musicians Robb Royer, James Griffin, and David Gates, formed Bread in 1969 to begin recording their original compositions. Their unique brand of soft rock generated numerous hit singles and albums, including 13 songs on the Billboard Hot 100 between 1970 and 1977. In March 1971 they released their third album Manna which went gold and […]

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Righteous Brothers “You’ve Lost That Lovin’ Feelin'” Disc Award Ltd. In-House 45 Award & “Soul And Inspiration” RIAA 45 White Matte (w/condition issue & discussion)

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The Righteous Brothers were the musical duo of Bill Medley and Bobby Hatfield. They had their biggest success in the mid sixties and continued to perform until Hatfield’s death in 2003, with their sound coming to be know as “blue eyed soul.” Here we spotlight two of their biggest hits, and two different formats of […]

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Collections: Ohio Players, Eddie Kendicks, B. T. Express, The Crusaders, Johnnie Taylor

Describing individual awards and sharing their stories is something we like to do at Honor Music Awards. Today we’re going to do something different–and spotlight a collection. Collectors from around the world focus on artists and/or periods and/or types of music (the Honor Music Awards collection focuses on the 60’s, 70’s and 80’s). These awards […]

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Iron Butterfly – 3 Awards For “In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida” – An RIAA White Matte – An In-House Platinum Award (the first) – A 4X Platinum RIAA R Hologram

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If you received awards in the 60′s – 70′s – or 80′s, congratulations!  If you would like to spotlight and share their stories with other collectors (free), or maybe a few of them have wound up in the closet or garage and you’ve thought about selling them, please contact me at (818) 416-3770 or jim@honormusicawards.com. […]

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Ventures “Walk Don’t Run” – 1960 #2 Single – The Earliest Disc Award Ltd. Format I’ve Ever Seen

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The Ventures are the best-selling instrumental band of all time, and this Disc Award Ltd. In -House gold record celebrates their first hit Walk Don’t Run. Released in 1960, it rose to #2 on the Billboard charts. If you haven’t heard it, or you want to hear it again, check out this classic early video […]

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Phil Collins “…But Seriously” – 1990 #1 Album – In House Award – 6 Million Sold

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Weighing over five pounds, this simulated marble award for …But Seriously by Phil Collins is inscribed with the names of all the album cuts. It’s a unique In-House award, presented by WEA Europe, to celebrate the enormous sales of 6 million units in Continental Europe…

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Fleetwood Mac “Rumours” … RIAA Floater Vs. In House Floater

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RIAA and In House awards are both collectible, with RIAA awards considered more valuable. But other than the RIAA logo, they can look very similar. For example… Here’s an In House Fleetwood Mac Rumours Platinum Floater (1977)…Here’s an RIAA Fleetwood Mac Rumours Platinum Floater (1977)…Here’s the In House presentation plate… Here’s the RIAA presentation plate…

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Carole King “Tapestry” – 1971 #1 Album – Gold In-House (Disc Award Ltd.) Record Award

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Singer songwriters ruled the early 70’s, and Carole King was one of the best. Her most celebrated and successful album, “Tapestry”, was released in March of 1971, certified gold by the RIAA on June 7, 1971, and reached #1 on charts around the world. If it were an RIAA celebration it would be a White […]

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Michael Jackson “Thriller” 1983 In House Platinum LP Record Award

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This is a Michael Jackson In House award for Thriller. In House awards are all those awards that are authentic, but not RIAA awards. Thriller was the high point of Micheal’s phenomenal career and generated a vast variety of record awards–celebrating the multiple hit singles and multiple millions in album sales. There are RIAA awards, […]

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