September has been an extremely successful month for Canadian artists in the categories of sound recording and music video/DVD sales.
Nickelback's album "The Long Road" (EMI Music Canada), released on the 23 September 2003, has already hit Double Platinum.
Three Canadian compilation albums have also ranked high. "O Canada - A Canadian Celebration" (Peros Music Inc), reached Platinum status, while "Canadian Idol Greatest Moments" (BMG Canada/ViK) and the "Juno Awards 2003" (EMI Music Canada) both hit Gold status.
Canadian Idol cousin, Star Academie, continues to sell like hot cakes, its self-titled compilation DVD reaching Diamond status with the sale of 100,000 copies.
The Canadian Recording Industry Association (CRIA) is a non-profit trade organization that was founded in 1964 to represent the interests of Canadian companies that create, manufacture and market sound recordings. CRIA's membership is comprised of the major record companies, leading independent labels, and all manufacturers of compact discs and tapes. In all they represent 95% of the sound recordings that are manufactured and sold in Canada.