Asociación Mexicana de Productores de Fonogramas y Videogramas
|Formation||3 April 1963(as Phonographic Discs Producers)|
|Purpose||Trade organization protecting music production companies' interests|
|Headquarters||Mexico City, Mexico|
|C.P. Gilda González Carmona|
Asociación Mexicana de Productores de Fonogramas y Videogramas (AMPROFON) (English: Mexican Association of Producers of Phonograms and Videograms, A.C.) is a non-profit organization integrated by multinational and national record companies in Mexico. Established on April 3, 1963, it is a trade association of phonographic companies that represent more than 70 percent of the market in Mexico. AMPROFON is an associated member of the International Federation of the Phonographic Industry (IFPI).
The organisation was founded under the name Phonographic Discs Producers (AMPRODISC) in Mexico on April 3. 1963. The aim was to create a civil association to represent the rights and interests of the producers of phonographic recordings. The members were:
- Compañía Importadora de Discos, S.A.
- CBS de Mexico, S.A.
- Discos Mexicanos, S.A.
- Fábrica de Discos Peerless, S.A.
- GAMMA, S.A.
- Panamericana de Discos, S.A.
- RCA Victor Mexicana, S.A.
On July 26, 1971, the name was changed to Mexican Phonogram Producers Association (Asociación Mexicana de Productores de Fonogramas) and, as a result of the new medium of music videos, on May 3, 1990, the name was changed to Mexican Association of Producers of Phonograms and Videograms (AMPROFON), its current name.
The AMPROFON awards certificates for music releases in Mexico. The level of the award varies depending on the format of the release and the quantity shipped. Certificates are usually awarded on the basis of the number of units the release has shipped, rather than the number it has sold.
|Album||70,000||140,000||700,000||Since November 2020|
|30,000||60,000||300,000||from July 2009, until October 2020|
|40,000||80,000||400,000||From January 2008, until June 2009|
|50,000||100,000||500,000||From July 2003, until December 2007|
|75,000||150,000||From January 2000, until June 2003|
|1,000,000||From January 1999, until December 1999|
|100,000||250,000||Until December 1998|
|Digital Track||22,000,000||44,000,000||220,000,000||Since November 2020, streaming equivalents|
|9,300,000||18,600,000||93,000,000||Until October 2020, streaming equivalents|
|30,000||60,000||300,000||Until October 2020, downloads|
|1,500||3,000||Original digital level superseded September 2010|
|Music DVD||10,000||20,000||100,000||From 19 February 2014|
|Digital Album (Pre-loaded)||50,000||100,000||400,000||Since June 2008, superseded September 2010|
|500,000||Until May 2008|
|Digital Track (Pre-loaded)||50,000||100,000||500,000||Superseded September 2010|
|Music Video (Pre-loaded)||50,000||100,000||500,000||Superseded September 2010|
|Ringtone||10,000||25,000||250,000||Superseded September 2010|
The certification award order for Mexico differs from many other certification providers. Most countries award at most one gold album, after which subsequent awards will be platinum, multiplying each time the platinum threshold is again passed (i.e., gold – platinum – 2×platinum – 3×platinum, etc.). However, AMPROFON will add incremental awards for platinum or gold to a recording which has already achieved platinum status (i.e., gold – platinum – platinum+gold – 2×platinum – 2×platinum+gold, etc.), each time a sales threshold is crossed.
Charts are updated every Wednesday evening covering national sales in four different album charts:
- Top 100 Mexico albums chart. The list of the 100 best-selling albums in the country. All musical genres are counted as well as EPs.
- Spanish Albums Chart. This the Top 20 of Pop, Rock and Dance albums in Spanish, no matter the nationality. Any album in Spanish is eligible to appear on this chart.
- Popular Music Albums Chart. This is the Top 20 of regional Mexican music, be it ranchera, grupero, or others.
- International Albums Chart. Although labeled "Inglés (English)", this Top-20 chart counts "international" releases, since artists with non-English albums are also included in this chart, no matter the nationality. An album in Spanish will not be eligible to appear on this chart.
AMPROFON does not produce charts for physical sales of single releases, although it does certify shipped quantities for them until June 30, 2009. As of 2017, it publishes a weekly streaming singles chart.
- "Asociación Mexicana de Productores de Fonogramas y Videogramas, A.C." (in Spanish). AMPROFON A.C. Archived April 21, 2007, at the Wayback Machine
- "Historia [History]" (in Spanish). AMPROFON A.C. Archived April 21, 2007, at the Wayback Machine
- "¿Qué son las certificaciones?" (PDF). AMPROFON. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2021-06-04. Retrieved 2021-06-04.
- "¿Qué son las certificaciones?" (PDF). AMPROFON. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2018-11-19. Retrieved 2021-06-04.
- "Certificaciones". AMPROFON. Archived from the original on 2010-07-12. Retrieved 4 June 2021.
- "Certificaciones". AMPROFON. Archived from the original on 2011-01-16. Retrieved 4 June 2021.
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