List of music recording certifications

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A "gold record" of The Beatles' compilation album, Hey Jude

Music recording certifications are typically awarded by the global music industry based on the total units sold or shipped to the retailers. These awards and their requirements are defined by the various certifying bodies representing the music industry in various countries and territories worldwide. The standard certification awards given consist of Gold, Platinum, and sometimes Diamond awards, in ascending order; the UK also has a Silver certification, ranking below Gold. In most cases, a "Multi-Platinum" or "Multi-Diamond" award is given for multiples of the Platinum or Diamond requirements.

Many music industries around the globe are represented by the International Federation of the Phonographic Industry (IFPI). The IFPI operates in 66 countries and services affiliated industry associations in 45 countries.[1] In some cases, the IFPI is merely affiliated with the already operational certification bodies of a country, but in many others countries with lesser-developed industries, the IFPI acts as the sole certifying body servicing the country or region's music industry. Still other countries not represented by the IFPI have certifying bodies operating independently, such as individual record companies which service the country or region's music industry as a whole.

Though all certifying bodies give awards for album sales or shipments, many also certify singles, paid digital downloads, music videos, music DVDs, and master ringtones. Additionally, some certifying bodies have separate threshold scales for works of domestic or international origins, varying genres, lengths, and formats.

Albums[edit]

Note: Top numbers represent sales for domestic material, italicized numbers in parentheses represent sales for international material if different from the domestic requirement. Other notes and exceptions are provided in footnotes below each table.
Thresholds of certification for albums, by country or territory
Country/
Territory
Certifying body Thresholds per award
Silver Gold Platinum Diamond Based on
Argentina Argentine Chamber of Phonograms and Videograms Producers (CAPIF)[2] Note: Only as of 1 January 2001 20,000 40,000 250,000
Australia[I] Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA)[3] Note: As of 1997 35,000 70,000 Shipments
Austria International Federation of the Phonographic Industry – Austria[4] Note: As of January 1, 2013 7,500 15,000
Belgium Belgian Entertainment Association (BEA)[5][6] 10,000
(15,000)
20,000
(30,000)
Sales
Brazil Brazilian Association of Discs Producers (ABPD)[7] Note: As of 1 January 2010 40,000
(20,000)
80,000
(40,000)
300,000
(160,000)
Sales
Bulgaria Bulgarian Association of Music Producers (BAMP)[8][6] 1,000 2,000
Canada Music Canada[9][10] 40,000 80,000 800,000 Shipments
Chile International Federation of the Phonographic Industry – Chile[11] Note: Only as of September 2010 5,000 10,000 100,000 Shipments[12]
China State Administration of Radio, Film, and Television[13] 20,000
(10,000)
40,000
(20,000)
Shipments
Colombia Asociación Colombiana de Productores de Fonogramas (ASINCOL)[14] Note: As of 1 January 2003 10,000
(5,000)
20,000
(10,000)
200,000
(100,000)
Czech Republic International Federation of the Phonographic Industry – Czech Republic[6] 5,000
(2,500)
10,000
(5,000)
Denmark[I] IFPI Denmark[15] Note: As of 7 January 2011 10,000 20,000 Shipments
Ecuador International Federation of the Phonographic Industry – Ecuador 3,000 6,000
Finland[I] Musiikkituottajat – IFPI Finland[16] Note: Only as of 1 January 2010 10,000 20,000 Sales
France National Syndicate of Phonographic Publishing (SNEP)[17] Note: Only as of 1 July 2009 50,000 100,000 500,000 Sales
Germany[I][III] The Federal Association of Music Industry (BVMI)[18] 100,000 200,000 750,000 Shipments
Greece IFPI Greece[19][6] 6,000
(3,000)
12,000
(6,000)
Shipments
Hong Kong International Federation of the Phonographic Industry – Hong Kong[20] Note: As of 1 January 2008 15,000
(7,500)
30,000
(15,000)
Sales
Hungary[IV] Association of Hungarian Record Companies (MAHASZ)[21] Note: Only as of 14 December 2012 2,000
(1,000)
4,000
(2,000)
Iceland International Federation of the Phonographic Industry – Iceland[22] Note: As of June 2008 5,000 10,000
India[V] Indian Music Industry (IMI)[23] 100,000
(4,000)
200,000
(6,000)
Sales
Indonesia Recording Industry Association of Indonesia[6] 35,000
(5,000)
75,000
(10,000)
Sales
Ireland Irish Recorded Music Association (IRMA)[6] 7,500 15,000
Israel Israeli Federation of the Phonographic Industry[24][6] 15,000
(10,000)
30,000
(20,000)
Shipments
Italy Federation of the Italian Music Industry (FIMI)[25] Note: As of 1 January 2014 25,000 50,000 500,000 Sales
Japan Recording Industry Association of Japan (RIAJ)[6] 100,000 250,000 1,000,000[XX] Shipments
Latvia Latvian Music Producers Association (LaMPA)[26][27] 5,000 9,000
Lebanon[II] International Federation of the Phonographic Industry – Lebanon[6] 20,000
(1,000)
40,000
(2,000)
Malaysia[VI] Recording Industry Association of Malaysia (RIM)[6] 5,000 10,000 Sales
Mexico[VII] Mexican Association of Phonograph Producers (AMPROFON)[28] Note: Only as of 1 July 2009 30,000 60,000 300,000 Shipments
Netherlands[VIII] The Dutch Association of Producers and Importers of Image and Sound Carriers (NVPI)[29] 20,000 40,000 Shipments
New Zealand Recorded Music NZ [30] 7,500 15,000 Shipments
Norway[I] International Federation of the Phonographic Industry – Norway[31] Note: Only as of 2007 15,000 30,000 Sales
Paraguay International Federation of the Phonographic Industry – Paraguay[6] 5,000 10,000
Peru International Federation of the Phonographic Industry – Peru[6] 3,000 6,000
Philippines Philippine Association of the Record Industry (PARI)[6] 7,500 15,000 150,000 Sales
Poland[I][IX] Polish Society of the Phonographic Industry (ZPAV)[32] Note: Only as of July 2005 15,000
(10,000)
30,000
(20,000)
150,000
(100,000)
Sales
Portugal Phonographic Association of Portugal (AFP)[6] 7,500 15,000
Russia National Federation of Phonograph Producers (NFPF)[33] Note: Only as of 2012 25,000
(5,000)
50,000
(10,000)
Sales
Singapore Recording Industry Association Singapore (RIAS)[34][6] 5,000 10,000 Sales
Slovakia International Federation of the Phonographic Industry – Slovakia[35][6] 2,000
(1,000)
4,000
(2,000)
South Africa Recording Industry of South Africa (RiSA)[6] 20,000 40,000 Shipments
South Korea Korea Music Content Industry Association[36][6] 5,000 10,000
Spain Producers of Spanish Music (PROMUSICAE)[37][6] 20,000 40,000 Shipments
Sweden[X][I] International Federation of the Phonographic Industry – Sweden[38][39] Note: Only as of 1 November 2006 20,000 40,000 Shipments
Switzerland International Federation of the Phonographic Industry – Switzerland[40] Note: Only as of 2013, excluding French and Italian Repertoire 10,000 20,000
Taiwan Recording Industry Foundation in Taiwan (RIT)[41][6] Note: Only as of 1 January 2009 15,000
(5,000)
30,000
(10,000)
Sales
Thailand Thai Entertainment Content Trade Association (TECA)[6] 10,000
(5,000)
20,000
(10,000)
Sales
Turkey Turkish Phonographic Industries Society (Mü-YAP)[42][6] 50,000
(3,000)
100,000
(5,000)
150,000
(10,000)
Sales
Ukraine International Federation of the Phonographic Industry – Ukraine[43] 50,000
(25,000)
100,000
(50,000)
500,000
(100,000)
United Kingdom[XII][I] British Phonographic Industry (BPI)[44] 60,000 100,000 300,000 Shipments
United States[I] Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA)[45] 500,000 1,000,000 10,000,000 Shipments
Uruguay Uruguayan Chamber of Disc (CUD)[6] 2,000 4,000
Venezuela Association of Venezuelan Phonograph Producers (APFV)[6] 5,000 10,000
International or multi-national agencies
Europe[XIII] International Federation of the Phonographic Industry 1,000,000 Sales
GCC[II] International Federation of the Phonographic Industry 10,000
(3,000)
20,000
(6,000)
Sales
Silver Gold Platinum Diamond Based on
Thresholds per award
"—" denotes that an award is not given by the certifying body.

^ I Australian, Belgian, Danish, Finnish, German, Hungarian, Mexican, Norwegian, Polish, Spanish, Swedish, British and American figures can include digital album sales.
^ II GCC sales refer to sales in Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and UAE.[46]
^ III For German sales, the thresholds in the table are for albums released from January 1, 2003. For albums released until September 24, 1999 the thresholds are 250,000 for Gold and 500,000 for Platinum. For albums released between September 25, 1999 and December 31, 2002 the thresholds are 150,000 for Gold and 300,000 for Platinum. Also, for Jazz albums, the thresholds are 10,000 for Gold and 20,000 for Platinum. Diamond-award is applicable to titles released on/after January 1, 2013.
^ IV Hungarian sales figures provided refer to "Pop" albums. A separate scale is used for jazz, spoken word, classical, and world music albums: sales exceeding 1,500 and 3,000 for Gold and Platinum awards respectively.
^ V Indian figures provided refer to "Hindi Films" and "International" scales. However, there are six separate release scales in all. Each scale is provided here with Gold and Platinum sales thresholds in parentheses: "Hindi Films" (100,000; 200,000); "Regional Films" (50,000; 100,000); "Regional Basic" (25,000, 50,000); "National Basic" (50,000; 100,000); "Classical/Non-Classical" (15,000; 30,000); and "International" (4,000; 6,000). In addition, there is a time limit for an album in one of the categories to reach gold and platinum, which is in one calendar year (for example: albums released on July 1, 2006, has only until June 30, 2007 for a Gold or Platinum award).
^ VI Malaysian sales figures provided refer to albums released after 1 July 2009. For albums released before 1 July 2009, sales exceeding 10,000 and 20,000 for Gold and Platinum awards, respectively. Physical albums only; when combined with digital sales, thresholds are 15,000 for Gold and 30,000 for Platinum, whereby the digital sales are counted as 1/10 actual digital sales (10 downloads = 1 unit).
^ VII Mexican sales figures provided refer to physical album sales. A separate scale is used for digital album sales via digital download: sales exceeding 5,000 and 10,000 for Gold and Platinum awards respectively. Thresholds for productions before 1 July 2009 differ: 40,000; 80,000; and 400,000 for Gold, Platinum, and Diamond, respectively (see AMPROFON for full details). Note that Mexico awards incremental Gold certifications even after Platinum has been achieved, so that an album may hold, for example, 2×Platinum+Gold certification.
^ VIII Dutch sales figures provided refer to "Popular" albums. A separate scale is used for jazz, classical, and world music albums: sales exceeding 10,000 and 20,000 for Gold and Platinum awards respectively.
^ IX Polish sales figures provided refer to "Pop" albums. Separate scales are used for jazz/classical albums, and soundtracks. Each scale is provided here with Gold, Platinum, and Diamond sales thresholds in parentheses: "Jazz/Classical" (5,000; 10,000; 50,000); and "Soundtracks" (10,000; 20,000; 100,000).
^ X Swedish sales figures provided refer to "Pop" albums. A separate scale is used for children, jazz, classical, and folk music albums: sales exceeding 10,000 and 20,000 for Gold and Platinum awards respectively.
^ XI South African sales figures provided refer to albums released after 1 August 2006. For albums released before 1 August 2006, a Gold award is given for sales exceeding 25,000, a Platinum award for sales exceeding 50,000.
^ XII United Kingdom thresholds were established in 1979 for albums above a minimum RRP. From 1973–79 the thresholds were based on monetary revenue: Platinum (£1,000,000), Gold (£150,000 from April 1973 to September 1974, £250,000 from September 1974 to January 1977, and £300,000 from 1977 until 1979) and Silver (£75,000 from April 1973 to January 1975, £100,000 from January 1975 to January 1977, and £150,000 from 1977 until 1979).[47]
^ XIII Awarded for actual retail sales in the following countries: Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Russia, Serbia, Slovakia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey and United Kingdom.

Singles[edit]

Thresholds of certification for singles (physical only or any format), by country or territory
Country/
Territory
Certifying body Thresholds per award
Silver Gold Platinum Diamond Based on
Australia[XIV] Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA)[3] 35,000 70,000 Shipments
Austria International Federation of the Phonographic Industry – Austria[4] 15,000 30,000
Belgium Belgian Entertainment Association (BEA)[5][6] 10,000
(15,000)
20,000
(30,000)
Sales
Canada Music Canada[9] - Single or (Digital Download) 5,000

(40,000)

10,000

(80,000)

100,000

(800,000)

Czech Republic International Federation of the Phonographic Industry – Czech Republic[6] 1,000 2,000
Denmark[XIV] IFPI Denmark[15] Note: As of 1 April 2009 15,000 30,000 Shipments
Finland[XIV] Musiikkituottajat – IFPI Finland[16] Note: Only as of 1 January 1994 5,000 10,000 Sales
France National Syndicate of Phonographic Publishing (SNEP)[48] Note: Only as of March 2013 75,000 150,000 250,000 Sales
Germany[XIV][XV] The Federal Association of Music Industry (BVMI)[18] Note: Only as of June 1, 2014 200,000 400,000 1,000,000 Shipments
Greece IFPI Greece[19][6] 3,000 6,000 Shipments
Hong Kong International Federation of the Phonographic Industry – Hong Kong[20] 15,000
(7,500)
30,000
(15,000)
Sales
Hungary Association of Hungarian Record Companies (MAHASZ)[21] Note: As of 1 January 2010 1,500 3,000
Ireland[XIV] Irish Recorded Music Association (IRMA)[6] 7,500 15,000
Italy[XIV] Federation of the Italian Music Industry (FIMI)[25] Note: As of 1 January 2014 15,000 30,000 300,000
Japan Recording Industry Association of Japan (RIAJ)[6] 100,000 250,000 1,000,000 Shipments
Netherlands The Dutch Association of Producers and Importers of Image
and Sound Carriers (NVPI)[29]
15,000 30,000 Shipments
New Zealand[XIV] Recorded Music NZ (formerly Recording Industry Association of New Zealand (RIANZ))[30] 7,500 15,000 Sales
Norway[XIV] International Federation of the Phonographic Industry – Norway[31] Note: Only as of 2007 5,000 10,000 Sales
Philippines Philippine Association of the Record Industry (PARI)[33] Note: Only as of 1 July 2012 75,000 150,000 Sales
Poland Polish Society of the Phonographic Industry (ZPAV)[32] 10,000 20,000 100,000 Sales
Portugal Phonographic Association of Portugal (AFP)[6] 10,000 20,000
Singapore Recording Industry Association Singapore (RIAS)[34][6] 5,000 10,000 Sales
Spain Producers of Spanish Music (PROMUSICAE)[37][6] 20,000 40,000 Sales
Sweden[XIV] International Federation of the Phonographic Industry – Sweden[38][39] Note: Only as of January 1, 2010[49] 20,000 40,000 Shipments
Switzerland International Federation of the Phonographic Industry – Switzerland[40] 15,000 30,000
Taiwan Recording Industry Foundation in Taiwan (RIT)[41][6] Note: Only as of 1 January 2009 5,000 10,000 Sales
Thailand Thai Entertainment Content Trade Association (TECA)[33] 10,000
(5,000)
20,000
(10,000)
Sales
UK[XIV][XVII] British Phonographic Industry (BPI)[44] 200,000 400,000 600,000 Shipments
USA[XVIII] Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA)[45] 500,000 1,000,000 10,000,000 Shipments
International or multi-national agencies
South Africa Recording Industry of South Africa (RISA)[6] 10,000 25,000
Silver Gold Platinum Diamond Based on
Thresholds per award
"—" denotes that an award is not given by the certifying body.

^ XIV Australian, Danish, Finnish, German, Irish, Italian, New Zealand, Norwegian, Swedish, and British figures can include sales from legal digital downloads.
^ XV For German sales, the thresholds in the table are for singles released from January 1, 2003. For singles released prior to that thresholds are 250,000 for Gold and 500,000 for Platinum. As of June 1, 2014, the German thresholds for the single-titles, are 200,000 for Gold and 400,000 for Platinum. German industry also introduced a Diamond-award which is applicable to all titles released on/after January 1, 2013. For Jazz singles, the thresholds are 10,000 for Gold and 20,000 for Platinum.
^ XVI Malaysian sales figures for physical singles only; when combined with digital sales, thresholds are 15,000 for Gold and 30,000 for Platinum, whereby the digital sales are counted as 1/10 actual digital sales (10 downloads = 1 unit).
^ XVII In the United Kingdom, the number of sales required to qualify for Platinum, Gold and Silver discs was dropped for singles released after 1 January 1989 to the current thresholds of Silver (200,000 units), Gold (400,000 units), and Platinum (600,000 units). Prior to this the thresholds were Silver (250,000 units), Gold (500,000 units), and Platinum (1,000,000 units).[50][51][52]
^ XVIII In the United States, the number of sales required to qualify for Platinum and Gold discs was dropped for singles released after 1 January 1989 to the current thresholds of Gold (500,000 units) and Platinum (1,000,000 units). Prior to this the thresholds were Gold (1,000,000 units), and Platinum (2,000,000 units).[53]

Digital download singles[edit]

Thresholds of certification for singles (digital only), by country or territory
Country/
Territory
Certifying body Thresholds per award
Gold Platinum Diamond Based on
Argentina Argentine Chamber of Phonograms and Videograms Producers (CAPIF)[54] Note: As of February 2009 10,000 20,000
Brazil Brazilian Association of Discs Producers (ABPD)[7] 50,000
(30,000)
100,000
(60,000)
500,000
(250,000)
Sales
Canada Music Canada[9] Note: As of October 2010 40,000 80,000 800,000
Egypt International Federation of the Phonographic Industry – Egypt[6] 20,000 40,000
Japan[XIX] Recording Industry Association of Japan (RIAJ)[6] 100,000 250,000 1,000,000[XX]
Mexico Mexican Association of Phonograph Producers (AMPROFON)[28] Note: Only as of 1 January 2010 30,000 60,000 300,000
Spain Producers of Spanish Music (PROMUSICAE)[6] 20,000 40,000
USA Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA)[45] 500,000 1,000,000 10,000,000
"—" denotes that an award is not given by the certifying body.

^ XIX Japanese awards refer to online singles and mobile singles.
^ XX Japanese physical and digital download sales exceeding 1,000,000 are given the "million" award, not "Diamond".

Music videos/DVDs[edit]

Thresholds of certification for music videos and DVDs, by country or territory
Country/
Territory
Certifying body Thresholds per award
Gold Platinum Diamond Based on
Argentina Argentine Chamber of Phonograms and Videograms Producers (CAPIF)[55] Note: As of 1 September 2010 7,500 15,000 75,000
Australia Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA)[3] 7,500 15,000 Shipments
Austria International Federation of the Phonographic Industry – Austria[4] 5,000 10,000
Belgium Belgian Entertainment Association (BEA)[6] 25,000 50,000 Sales
Brazil Brazilian Association of Phonograph Producers (ABDP)[7] 25,000
(15,000)
50,000
(30,000)
250,000
(125,000)
Sales
Canada Music Canada[9] 5,000 10,000 100,000 Shipments
Colombia Colombian Association of Phonograph Producers (ASINCOL)[6] 5,000 10,000
Czech Republic International Federation of the Phonographic Industry – Czech Republic[6] 1,500 3,000
Denmark[XXI] IFPI Denmark[15] Note: As of 1 April 2009 7,500 15,000 Shipments
Finland Musiikkituottajat – IFPI Finland[16] Note: As of 1 January 2010 5,000 10,000 Sales
France National Syndicate of Phonographic Publishing (SNEP)[17] Note: Only as of 1 July 2010 7,500 15,000 60,000 Sales
Germany The Federal Association of Music Industry (BVMI)[18] 25,000 50,000 Shipments
Greece IFPI Greece[19][6] 3,000 6,000 Shipments
Hungary[XXII] Association of Hungarian Record Companies (MAHASZ)[21][43] Note: As of 1 January 2007 2,000 4,000
Iceland International Federation of the Phonographic Industry – Iceland[54] Note: As of 2009 5,000 10,000
Ireland Irish Recorded Music Association (IRMA)[6] 2,000 4,000
Japan Recording Industry Association of Japan (RIAJ)[6] 100,000 250,000 1,000,000
Mexico Mexican Association of Phonograph Producers (AMPROFON)[28] 10,000 20,000
Netherlands The Dutch Association of Producers and Importers of Image and
Sound Carriers (NVPI)[29]
25,000 50,000 Shipments
New Zealand Recording Industry Association of New Zealand (RIANZ)[30] 2,500 5,000
Norway International Federation of the Phonographic Industry – Norway[31] Note: Only as of 2007 5,000 10,000 Sales
Philippines Philippine Association of the Record Industry (PARI)[6] 7,500 15,000 Sales
Poland[XXIII] Polish Society of the Phonographic Industry (ZPAV)[32] 5,000 10,000 Sales
Portugal Phonographic Association of Portugal (AFP)[6] 4,000 8,000
Slovakia International Federation of the Phonographic Industry – Slovakia[35][6] 500 1,000
Spain Producers of Spanish Music (PROMUSICAE)[37][6] 10,000 25,000
Sweden International Federation of the Phonographic Industry – Sweden[38][39] 10,000 20,000 Shipments
Switzerland International Federation of the Phonographic Industry – Switzerland[40] 3,000 6,000
UK British Phonographic Industry (BPI)[44] 25,000 50,000 Shipments
USA[XXIV] Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA)[45] 50,000 100,000 Shipments
Uruguay Uruguayan Chamber of Disc (CUD)[43] Note: As of 1 September 2007 1,000 2,000
Gold Platinum Diamond Based on
Thresholds per award
"—" denotes that an award is not given by the certifying body.

^ XXI Danish DVD sales figures provided refer to Music/Single DVDs. Full-length DVDs are on a differing scale: sales exceeding 10,000 and 20,000 for Gold and Platinum awards (beginning January 7, 2011), reduced from 15,000 and 30,000 copies, respectively.
^ XXII Hungarian DVD sales figures provided refer to "Pop" DVDs. A separate scale is used for jazz, spoken word, classical, and world music DVDs: sales exceeding 1,000 and 2,000 for Gold and Platinum awards respectively.
^ XXIII Polish sales figures provided refer to "Pop" music videos. A separate scale is used for jazz/classical music videos: sales exceeding 2,500, 5,000, and 25,000 for Gold, Platinum, and Diamond awards respectively.
^ XXIV U.S. sales figures provided refer to "Video singles". A separate scale is used for "Long form videos" and "Multi-Box Music Video Sets": sales exceeding 50,000 and 100,000 for Gold and Platinum awards respectively.

Master ringtones[edit]

Thresholds of certification for master ringtones, by country or territory
Country/
Territory
Certifying body Thresholds per award
Gold Platinum Double Platinum Diamond Based on
Brazil Brazilian Association of Discs Producers (ABPD)[7] 50,000
(30,000)
100,000
(60,000)
500,000
(250,000)
Canada Music Canada[9] 20,000 40,000 400,000
Egypt International Federation of the Phonographic Industry – Egypt[55] 20,000 40,000
Japan Recording Industry Association of Japan (RIAJ)[55] 500,000 1,000,000[XXV]
Mexico Mexican Association of Phonograph Producers (AMPROFON)[54]Note: Only as of  2009 40,000 80,000 400,000 Sales
Spain Producers of Spanish Music (PROMUSICAE)[37][26] 20,000 40,000
USA Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA)[45] 500,000 1,000,000
"—" denotes that an award is not given by the certifying body.

^ XXV Japanese master ringtone sales exceeding 1,000,000, is awarded "million", rather than "diamond".

See also[edit]

References[edit]

General
Specific
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  2. ^ "CAPIF – Representando a la Industria Argentina de la Música" (in Spanish). Argentine Chamber of Phonograms and Videograms Producers. Retrieved 2008-06-02. 
  3. ^ a b c "Australian Recording Industry Association". Australian Recording Industry Association. Retrieved 2008-06-02. 
  4. ^ a b c "IFPI Austria – Verband der Österreichischen Musikwirtschaft" (in German). International Federation of the Phonographic Industry – Austria. Retrieved 2013-01-28. 
  5. ^ a b "Musique – Dossiers – Belgian Entertainment Association". belgianentertainment.be (in French). Belgian Entertainment Association. Retrieved 9 January 2011. 
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  10. ^ "CD Awards Program Changes Announced". Canadian Recording Industry Association. 25 April 2006. Retrieved 2008-09-18.  These unit levels were reduced from 50,000 for gold and 100,000 for platinum for releases since 1 May 2008
  11. ^ "IFPIChile" (in Spanish). International Federation of the Phonographic Industry – Chile. Retrieved 2008-06-06. 
  12. ^ David Ponce (8 July 2010). "Los bemoles del negocio musical". www.lamusica.emol.com. Retrieved 3 June 2011. Trucos de la industria como publicitar las categorías de "disco de oro" o "disco de platino" por discos no efectivamente vendidos a público, sino distribuidos a las tiendas, también están registrados en estas páginas. 
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  20. ^ a b "Rules of ifpi hkg gold disc award". International Federation of the Phonographic Industry (Hong Kong Group) Limited. Retrieved 2014-10-22. 
  21. ^ a b c "Mi számít arany- és platinalemeznek? – Arany- és platinalemezek – MAHASZ – Magyar Hanglemezkiadók Szövetsége" [What is gold and platinum? – Gold and Platinum – MAHASZ – Hungarian Association record] (in Hungarian). Magyar Hanglemezkiadók Szövetsége. Retrieved 2010-08-01. 
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  23. ^ "THE INDIAN MUSIC INDUSTRY – Home Page". Indian Music Industry. Retrieved 2008-06-06. 
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