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2007/50/20 Music award, platinum record, 'Desperate' by Divinyls, plastic / metal / acrylic, made and used by Festival Records, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, 1983. Click to enlarge.

Divinyls platinum record

Made by Festival Records Pty Ltd in Pyrmont, New South Wales, Australia, 1983.

This award has significance as an illustration of Festival Records’ success in generating sales of locally manufactured recordings of Australian and overseas artists whose labels it represented. When Fred Marks took charge of Festival Records in 1960, he realised that the company’s future lay not just with local talent but in obtaining the rights to release more overseas recordings. By the mid 1960s Festival had obtained the rights for material from dozens of American independent labels includin...

Summary

Object No.

2007/50/20

Object Statement

Music award, platinum record, 'Desperate' by Divinyls, plastic / metal / acrylic, made and used by Festival Records, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, 1983

Physical Description

Music award, platinum record, 'Desperate' by Divinyls, plastic / metal / acrylic, made and used by Festival Records, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, 1983

Silver coloured LP disc with Chrysalis label in centre. Mounted on black board. Round ARIA sticker on right side. Plaque at bottom with text 'Australian Platinum Award. Presented to Divinyls by the executives of Festival Records for the outstanding achievement of attaining an Australian platinum award for the album Desperate, March 1983'. Two metal hooks on reverse.

Marks

No marks.

Dimensions

Height

445 mm

Width

352 mm

Depth

30 mm

Production

Notes

The award was made by Festival Records at their factory in Miller St, Pyrmont, New South Wales, Australia in 1983.

History

Notes

When Festival Records prepared gold and platinum awards to present to its recording artists, the company sometimes made duplicates to display in the board room and the reception area of its premises. This award was also displayed in the Museum's exhibition 'Spinning Around: 50 Years of Festival Records', from 2001 to 2003.

Source

Credit Line

Gift of Festival Mushroom Records, 2007

Acquisition Date

19 April 2007

Cite this Object

Harvard

Divinyls platinum record 2019, Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences, accessed 8 December 2019, <https://ma.as/365018>

Wikipedia

{{cite web |url=https://ma.as/365018 |title=Divinyls platinum record |author=Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences |access-date=8 December 2019 |publisher=Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences, Australia}}

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