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Music recording certification is Together - Various - Certified Gold system of certifying that a music recording has shipped, sold, or streamed a certain number of units. The threshold quantity varies by type such as album, singlemusic video and by nation or territory see List of music recording certifications. Almost all countries follow variations of the RIAA certification categories, which are named after precious materials goldplatinum and diamond.
The threshold required for these awards depends upon the population of the territory where the recording is released. Typically, they are awarded only to international releases and are awarded individually for each country where the Mystery In Space - Kid Lib X Phineus II - Mystery In Space (File, Album) is sold.
Different sales levels, some perhaps 10 times lower than others, may exist for different music media for example: videos versus albumssingles, or downloads. The original gold and silver record awards were presented to artists by their own record companies to publicize their sales achievements.
At the Concord 313T - Various - I Belong To This Band: Eighty-Five Years Of Sacred Harp Recordings level, in the Recording Industry Association of America introduced its Last Exit To Brooklyn - Modern Talking - Hit Collection record award program for records of any kind, albums or singleswhich achieved one million dollars in retail sales.
These sales were restricted to U. For instance, the recording by Van Cliburn of the Tchaikovsky Piano Concerto from would eventually be awarded a platinum citation, but this would not happen until two decades after its release.
Inthe diamond certification was introduced for sales of ten million units. In the late s, the certification thresholds for singles were dropped to match that of albums. The Oklahoma! Diamond awards, honoring those artists whose sales of singles or albums reached 10, copies, were introduced in In the 20th century, and for a part of the first decade of the 21st, it was common for distributors to claim certifications based on their shipments — wholesale to retail outlets — which led to many certifications which outstripped the actual final retail sales figures.
This became much less common once the majority of retail sales became paid digital downloads and digital streaming. In most countries certifications no longer Together - Various - Certified Gold solely to physical media but now also include sales awards recognizing digital downloads in the U. Streaming from on-demand services such as Apple MusicSpotifyTidal and Napster has been included into existing digital certification in the U. S since and the U. In the U. Music also began to be counted towards the certification, in Together - Various - Certified Gold cases using the formula of streams being equivalent to one download.
Multi-platinum Europe Awards are presented for sales in subsequent multiples of one million. Eligibility is unaffected by time from date of releaseand is not restricted to European-based artists. The Independent Music Companies Association IMPALA was founded on April to grow the independent music Together - Various - Certified Gold and promote independent music in the Together - Various - Certified Gold of artistic, entrepreneurial and cultural diversity.
IMPALA launched sales awards in as the first sales awards recognising that success on a pan-European basis begins well before sales reach one million. The numbers in the tables are in terms of "units", where a unit represents one sale or one shipment of a Together - Various - Certified Gold medium.
Certification is often awarded cumulatively, and it is possible for a single album to be certified silver, gold, and platinum in turn. An album that becomes Platinum twice over, for example, an album which has sold 2, copies in the United States, is said to be "Double-Platinum", or sometimes "Multi-Platinum". Since in the U. The program will count both sales and streams for single and album certifications. The plaques themselves contain various items under the glass.
Together - Various - Certified Gold awards often use CDs instead of records. Most gold and platinum records are actually vinyl records which have been vacuum metallized and tinted, while trimmed and plated metal "masters", "mothers", or "stampers" metal parts used for pressing records out of vinyl were initially used.
The music in the grooves on the record may not match the actual recording being awarded. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Redirected from Music recording sales certification.
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