Association of Hungarian Record Companies

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The Association of Hungarian Record Companies (Hungarian: Magyar Hanglemezkiadók Szövetsége, more commonly abbreviated to MAHASZ or Mahasz) is the Hungarian music industry association, founded in 1992. MAHASZ hands out the Hungarian Music Awards and maintains the music charts for Hungary.

Certification levels[edit]

Certifications have existed in Hungary since the mid-1970s. During that period, albums had to sell 50,000 units to qualify for a Gold status.[1] The singles were required to sell 100,000 units to reach the Gold level in the mid 1970s.[1]

Albums[edit]

Domestic repertoire[edit]

Note that in the table below are the certification-levels, when the program of Gold and Platinum is operated under MAHASZ.

Certification[2] Before 12 June 1992 Before 3 December 1997 Before 23 April 2002 Before 23 February 2005 Before 13 September 2006 Before 1 October 2009 From 1 October 2009 Since 14 December 2012
Gold 100,000 50,000 25,000 15,000 10,000 7,500 5,000 2,000
Platinum 200,000 100,000 50,000 30,000 20,000 15,000 10,000 4,000
Diamond 400,000 200,000

International repertoire[edit]

Note that in the table below are the certification-levels, when the program of Gold and Platinum is operated under MAHASZ.

Certification[2] Since 23 February 2005[3] Since 13 September 2006[4] Since 14 December 2012[5]
Gold 10,000 3,000 1,000
Platinum 20,000 6,000 2,000

Note: There have been changes in the thresholds for international repertoire in the past. For example, an official RIAJ report from 2005 shows levels of 10,000 for Gold and 20,000 for Platinum.[3] The changes in levels for International Repertoire have most likely taken place on the same dates that of for Domestic Repertoire.

Singles[edit]

Note that in the table below are the certification-levels, when the program of Gold and Platinum is operated under MAHASZ.

Certification[6] Before 2007[3] From at least 2007[4]
Gold 5,000 1,500
Platinum 10,000 3,000

Music DVDs[edit]

Note that in the table below are the certification-levels, when the program of Gold and Platinum is operated under MAHASZ.

Certification[6] Jazz/classical Pop
Gold 1,000 2,000
Platinum 2,000 4,000

List of certified albums[edit]

The following is a list of albums that have been certified by MAHASZ.

Gold[edit]

Platinum[edit]

Multi-platinum[edit]

Two times[edit]

Three times[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Billboard Vol. 86, No. 52. Billboard. 1974-12-26. p. 40. Retrieved 2013-04-29. 
  2. ^ a b "MAHASZ: Arany- és platinalemezek › A díjak története (Albums levels)". MAHASZ. Retrieved 2013-09-16. 
  3. ^ a b c "The Recording Industry in Japan 2005 Statistics Analysis Trends English Edition" (PDF). 2005. p. 23. 
  4. ^ a b "IFPI: Certification-Award-Levels (2007)". IFPI. Retrieved 2013-09-16. 
  5. ^ "IFPI: Certification-Award-Levels (2013)". IFPI. Retrieved 2013-09-16. 
  6. ^ a b "MAHASZ: A jelenlegi határok (The current levels)". MAHASZ. Retrieved 2013-09-16. 

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