Philippine Association of the Record Industry

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Philippine Association of the Record Industry
PARI logo.gif
Abbreviation PARI
Formation February 10, 1972
Legal status Non-profit organization
Purpose Trade organization protecting music production companies' interests
Headquarters Suite 207 Greenhills Mansion
37 Annapolis St., Greenhills,
San Juan City, Metro Manila
Chairman
Marivic Benedicto (Star)
Affiliations IFPI
Website

www.pari.com.ph

www.facebook.com/PARIinc/

The Philippine Association of the Record Industry (Filipino: Kapisanan ng Industriya ng Plaka ng Pilipinas, abbreviated as PARI) is a non-profit and private trade organization, that represents the recording industry distributors in the Philippines.

The PARI was formed in February 10, 1972 and today composed of 14 corporate members and 13 associate members. Since then, the association had worked with the Congress on drafting music copyright laws and had helped conduct raids on music pirates with the National Bureau of Investigation, Philippine National Police, Criminal Investigation and Detection Group and Optical Media Board.

It is also responsible for awarding music recording certifications in the Philippines. Annually, PARI organizes different music events such as the Awit Awards.

History[edit]

In early 1950s, music piracy started to grow in the Philippines. So, in 1952, major recording companies organized the first recording industry association in the country called the Record Industry Association of the Philippines (RIAP).[1] The association was mostly composed of foreign licensees.[2] The first president of RIAP was Manuel P. Villar of Mareco. In 1971, independent record companies decided to bond together and formed the Philippine Recording Industry Association (PRIA). Its primary goal was to promote local records. PRIA elected their first president which was Jose Mari Gonzales of Cinema-Audio.[3] In their years of existence, the two organizations had cooperated with each other in fighting piracy.

In February 10, 1972, another organization in the record industry was created called the Philippine Association of the Record Industry (PARI). Antonio Lustre of the Home Industries Development Corporation (HIDCOR) was elected as its first president.[4] After the first two organizations were disbanded, PARI became the only and legitimate association of the record companies in the Philippines, combining both major and independent record companies.

In 1990, the association began certifying recorded music in the Philippines. Constant Change by Jose Mari Chan was the first ever album to be certified. It was certified diamond in November 10, 1990. Since the awards program was launched, only six albums were certified diamond by PARI.[5] Aside from Constant Change, the other five are:

Other than certifying albums, the organization also certifies singles and music videos. In January 16, 2013, the first ever single was certified. It was "I'll Be There" by Julie Anne San Jose and it was certified platinum during that time. [6][5] On the other hand, no music videos are certified yet.

The Philippine Association of the Record Industry filed a complaint against the popular torrent website KickassTorrents, resulting in its seizure by Philippine authorities on June 13, 2013.[7]

Certification levels[edit]

Before 1990, music certifications were only awarded by record labels in their artists through their own guidelines until PARI took the work.

Album certifications include both physical and digital sales. Beginning in March 2012, PARI began to certify singles (both digital and physical) and music videos.[8] Before 2012, the thresholds for albums were distinguished between the domestic and international repertoire. Currently, domestic repertoire shares the same thresholds along with the international repertoire. For the full list of music certifications, please go to their database.

Albums[edit]

Certification 1990 - 2006 2006 - Oct. 2007[9] Oct. 2007 - Oct. 2008[10] Oct. 2008 - Apr. 2009[11][12] Apr. 2009 - Mar. 2012[13][12] Since Mar. 2012[14]
Gold 20,000 15,000 15,000
(10,000)
12,500
(7,500)
10,000
(7,500)
7,500
Platinum 40,000 30,000 30,000
(20,000)
25,000
(15,000)
20,000
(15,000)
15,000
Diamond 400,000 300,000 300,000
(200,000)
250,000
(150,000)
200,000
(150,000)
150,000
"(number)" or italicized numbers in parentheses represents international repertoire, if different.

Singles[edit]

Certification Since Mar. 2012[14]
Gold 75,000
Platinum 150,000

Music videos[edit]

Certification Since Mar. 2012[14]
Gold 7,500
Platinum 15,000

Company structure[edit]

The present officers of the Philippine Association of the Record Industry are:[15]

PARI Officers for Fiscal Year July 2014 to June 2015

The board of directors, which includes the officers, consists of:[15]

Members[edit]

The members of Philippine Association of the Record Industry are divided into two: corporate and associate. The corporate members are the major record companies while the associate members are the small, independent record companies.[16]

Corporate[edit]

Associate[edit]

  • Aika Records
  • Amtrust Leisure Corporation
  • Bellhaus Entertainment
  • Business and Arts
  • BWB Records and Music Productions
  • HOMEWORKZ Entertainment Services, Inc.
  • Jesuit Communications Foundation
  • Musikatha Ministries Foundation
  • Pineapple Riddims Recording Company
  • Shepherd's Voice Publications
  • Signature Music
  • Vertical Brew Music


¹ Member, International Federation of the Phonographic Industry[17]

Anti-Piracy[edit]

Report any form of Music Piracy at reportMUSICPIRACY (at) pari.com.ph

This is the anti-piracy poster of the Philippine Association of the Record Industry, Inc. (PARI)

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Trinidad, Luis Ma. (5 January 1963). End of the Pirate Decade. Billboard. p. 39. Retrieved 20 October 2012. 
  2. ^ Salazar, Oskar (12 May 1973). Filipino Decree Hits Foreigners. Billboard. pp. 1 & 44. Retrieved 20 October 2012. 
  3. ^ A New Manila Record Association Is Formed. Billboard. 2 October 1971. p. 44. Retrieved 20 October 2012. 
  4. ^ Yson, Danny. "The Recording Industry at a Glance". Philippine Association of the Record Industry. Retrieved March 11, 2012. 
  5. ^ a b "List of PARI Gold, Platinum & Diamond Awardees". Philippine Association of the Record Industry. Retrieved June 1, 2014. 
  6. ^ "Julie Anne's self-titled album reached 5x Platinum". LionhearTV. August 15, 2013. Retrieved January 12, 2014. 
  7. ^ "KickassTorrents Domain Seized After Music Industry Complaint". TorrentFreak. June 14, 2013. Retrieved August 10, 2013. 
  8. ^ "Current International Certification Award levels". International Federation of the Phonographic Industry. Retrieved August 10, 2013. 
  9. ^ "2006 - Oct. 2007 International Certification Award levels". International Federation of the Phonographic Industry. Archived from the original on January 9, 2007. 
  10. ^ "Oct. 2007 - Oct. 2008 International Certification Award levels". International Federation of the Phonographic Industry. Archived from the original on February 27, 2008. 
  11. ^ "Oct. 2008 - Apr. 2009 International Certification Award levels". International Federation of the Phonographic Industry. Archived from the original on June 25, 2008. 
  12. ^ a b "Clearing Nina’s ‘Diamond’ of impurities". Manila Bulletin. Archived from the original on May 25, 2012. 
  13. ^ "Dec. 2009 - Mar. 2012 International Certification Award levels". International Federation of the Phonographic Industry. Archived from the original on February 15, 2010. 
  14. ^ a b c "International Certification Award levels as of March 2013". International Federation of the Phonographic Industry. 
  15. ^ a b "About PARI". Philippine Association of the Record Industry. Retrieved March 11, 2012. 
  16. ^ "PARI: Members". Philippine Association of the Record Industry. Retrieved October 7, 2012. 
  17. ^ "IFPI Member Record Companies". International Federation of the Phonographic Industry. Retrieved October 7, 2012. 

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