Mü-Yap

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Mü-Yap, (officially Bağlantılı Hak Sahibi Fonogram Yapımcıları Meslek Birliği, Turkish: Turkish Phonographic Industry Society) is the major organization representing the recording industry of Turkey. Mü-Yap is also an IFPI member. It currently has 92 members, roughly representing 80% of Turkish music industry.[1]

Mü-Yap has an official YouTube channel for music videos of Turkish artists, similar to Vevo.

History[edit]

Mü-Yap was founded in 2000 with Law 5846 of the Turkish constitution. In 2010, Mü-Yap took a role in the closure of Fizy, a popular online streaming service, due to copyright claims.[2] In late 2012, after the iTunes digital music store was opened,[3] many producers pressured Mü-Yap for increased digital rights, in favor of Apple iTunes.[4] This move was considered to be the end of Mü-Yap's monopoly on digital music. In the 2013 general Mü-Yap meeting, Mü-Yap announced their withdrewal from the digital market.[5]

Records Certification[edit]

Mü-Yap has given certifications to published works as per record sales every year since 2003, as the "Mü-Yap Music Awards". The awards given are Diamond, Platinum and Gold. Additionally, the most downloaded 10 songs of the year are awarded Digital Awards. Additionally, there is a special award named after Turkish producer Yaşar Kekeva.

Years Gold Platinum Diamond
Domestic [6]
2003-2005 N/A N/A 300,000
2006- 100,000 200,000 300,000
Foreign [6]
2003-2005 N/A N/A 20,000
2006- 5,000 10,000 20,000

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