Music Promoter Awarded Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal

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Sakamoto with a CCMA Promoter/Talent Buyer of the Year award

Music promoter and business owner Ron Sakamoto, was awarded the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal in honor of his contributions and achievements as a Canadian. The award commemorates the 2012 celebrations of the 60th anniversary of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II’s accession to the throne.

“I feel very honored to receive this award.  I want to thank my wife Joyce, my family, all of my business acquaintances and friends who inspire me daily to do what I do. For that I am grateful and thankful,” said Sakamoto.

After nearly 50 years in the business with Gold & Gold productions, he recently launched Sakamoto Entertainment, an artist procurement, representation and event production company. Sakamoto has been included in MusicRow’s In Charge issue. He has won 17 consecutive Canadian Country Music Association (CCMA) Promoter/Talent Buyer of the Year awards and in 2010 they named the award after him in his honor. Sakamoto has also received two Country Music Association (CMA) International Promoter/Talent Buyer of the Year trophies.

 

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