We are happy to announce that our very own The Funk Hunters, received the Canadian Independent Music Association's (CIMA) Road Gold certification, in recognition of exceeding 25,000 ticket sales domestically in 2019. Nick and Dunks became the first Electronic music act to receive this recognition!
“CIMA is pleased to award The Funk Hunters with Road Gold certification for their 2019 tour," says Sam Rayner, CIMA Industry Development and Membership Coordinator. "With the live music sector so devastated by COVID-19, it's more important than ever to celebrate and acknowledge the hard work and successes of touring artists and crews, the companies who fuel them forward, the venues that host them, and the fans that fill the seats. The Funk Hunters are the first electronic band to receive this certification, and are an excellent reminder of what we have to look forward to when we can gather for live music and performances again: incredible Canadian music.“
The Funk Hunters Nick Middleton adds: “To say 2020 has been a tough year for our industry is an understatement. We’ve seen the lifeblood of our team, our art, and our fans come to a total halt. So with no touring on the horizon, it feels pretty special today to be able to reflect back on 2019 and the incredible year we shared on the road with our team and all our fans. Thanks to CIMA for this great honour, it feels pretty cool to join the ranks of some of Canada’s best, and to be the first electronic act is something we are really proud of. We share this award with everyone who’s supported us along the way.”
Congrats Nick, Dunks and our Funk Fam on this accomplishment!