Association of Venezuelan Phonograph Producers
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The Association of Venezuelan Phonograph Producers (APFV) is an industry trade group composed of Venezuelan corporations involved in the music industry. It was founded in 1993 as the Association of Venezuelan Phonograph Producers, and adopted its current name in 1993.
The APFV activities include promotion of music sales, enforcement of copyright law, and research related to the Venezuelan music industry.
The association is responsible for certifying gold and platinum albums and singles in Venezuela.
In 1993, the Association of Venezuelan Phonograph Producers the music recording certification systems. It is awarded based on shipment figures of compact disc or cassette tape which was reported by record labels.
Currently, all music sales including singles, albums, digital download singles are on the same criteria. Unlike many countries.
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Old criteria (until June 2010)
Before the unification of criteria and introduction of music videos category in July 2003, a separate scale had been used for certification awards.
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|Gold||Platinum||2× Platinum||3× Platinum||4× Platinum|
- International Federation of the Phonographic Industry
- List of music recording sales certifications
- Global music industry market share data
- Music of Venezuela