Association of Venezuelan Phonograph Producers

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Association of Venezuelan Phonograph Producers
Formation 1993
Type Technical standards, licensing and royalties
Headquarters Caracas
Location
Website www.avinpro.com

The Association of Venezuelan Phonograph Producers (APFV) is an industry trade group composed of Venezuelan corporations involved in the music industry. It was founded in 1993 as the Association of Venezuelan Phonograph Producers, and adopted its current name in 1993.

The APFV activities include promotion of music sales, enforcement of copyright law, and research related to the Venezuelan music industry.

The association is responsible for certifying gold and platinum albums and singles in Venezuela.

APFV Certification[edit]

In 1993, the Association of Venezuelan Phonograph Producers the music recording certification systems. It is awarded based on shipment figures of compact disc or cassette tape which was reported by record labels.

Certification awards[edit]

Currently, all music sales including singles, albums, digital download singles are on the same criteria. Unlike many countries.

Thresholds per award
Gold Platinum 2× Platinum 3× Platinum 4× Platinum 5× Platinum 6× Platinum 7× Platinum 8× Platinum Diamond
5,000 10,000 20,000 30,000 40,000 50,000 60,000 70,000 80,000 100,000+

Old criteria (until June 2010)[edit]

Before the unification of criteria and introduction of music videos category in July 2003, a separate scale had been used for certification awards.

Format Type Thresholds per award
Gold Platinum 2× Platinum 3× Platinum 4× Platinum
Singles Domestic 15,000 30,000 45,000 60,000 75,000
International 15,000 30,000 45,000 60,000 75,000

See also[edit]