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The global music industry typically awards recordings with certification awards based on the total units sold to the retailers. These awards and their sales 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 various combinations of Silver, Gold, Platinum, and Diamond awards, in ascending order of sales requirements. In most cases, a "Multi-Platinum" or "Multi-Diamond" award is given for sales in multiples of the Platinum or Diamond sales requirements.

Many music industries across the globe are represented by the International Federation of the Phonographic Industry (IFPI). The IFPI operates in 75 countries and services affiliated industry associations in 49 countries. 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, many also certify singles, legal digital download, music videos, music DVDs, and master ringtones. Additionally, some certifying bodies have separate threshold scales for works of domestic of international origins, varying genres, lengths, and formats.

Albums

Legend: Top numbers represent sales for domestic material, italicized numbers in parentheses represent sales for international material. Where only one number is provided, there is no award for international material. Other notes and exceptions are provided in footnotes below each table.
Country/

Territory
Certifying body Sales thresholds per award
Silver Gold Platinum Diamond
Argentinamarker Argentine Chamber of Phonograms and Videograms Producers (CAPIF) 20,000

(20,000)
40,000

(40,000)
250,000
Australia Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA) 35,000

(35,000)
70,000

(70,000)
Austriamarker International Federation of the Phonographic Industry – Austria 10,000

(10,000)
20,000

(20,000)
Belgiummarker International Federation of the Phonographic Industry – Belgium 10,000

(15,000)
20,000

(30,000)
Brazilmarker Brazilian Association of Discs Producers (ABPD) 50,000

(30,000)
100,000

(60,000)
500,000

(250,000)
Bulgariamarker Bulgarian Association of Music Producers (BAMP) 15,000

(10,000)
30,000

(20,000)
Canadamarker Canadian Recording Industry Association (CRIA) 40,000

(40,000)
80,000

(80,000)
800,000

(800,000)
Chilemarker International Federation of the Phonographic Industry – Chile 7,500

(7,500)
15,000

(15,000)
Chinamarker State Administration of Radio, Film, and Television 40,000

(15,000)
80,000

(30,000)
Colombiamarker Colombian Association of Phonograph Producers (ASINCOL) 10,000

(5,000)
20,000

(10,000)
Czech Republicmarker International Federation of the Phonographic Industry – Czech Republic 6,000

(3,000)
12,000

(6,000)
Denmarkmarker International Federation of the Phonographic Industry – Denmark 15,000

(15,000)
30,000

(30,000)
Ecuadormarker International Federation of the Phonographic Industry – Ecuador 3,000

(3,000)
6,000

(6,000)
Egyptmarker International Federation of the Phonographic Industry – Egypt 25,000

(5,000)
50,000

(10,000)
Finlandmarker International Federation of the Phonographic Industry – Finland 15,000

(10,000)
30,000

(20,000)
Francemarker National Syndicate of Phonographic Publishing (SNEP) 50,000

(50,000)
100,000

(100,000)
600,000

(600,000)
Germanymarker International Federation of the Phonographic Industry – Germany 100,000

(100,000)
200,000

(200,000)
Greecemarker International Federation of the Phonographic Industry - IFPI Greece 6,000

(3,000)
12,000

(6,000)
Hong Kongmarker International Federation of the Phonographic Industry – Hong Kong 15,000

(7,500)
30,000

(15,000)
Hungarymarker Association of Hungarian Record Companies (MAHASz) 7,500

(3,000)
15,000

(6,000)
Indiamarker Indian Music Industry (IMI) 100,000

(7,500)
200,000

(15,000)
Indonesiamarker Recording Industry of Indonesia 35,000

(10,000)
75,000

(15,000)
Irelandmarker Irish Recorded Music Association (IRMA) 7,500

(7,500)
15,000

(15,000)
Italymarker Federation of the Italian Music Industry (FIMI) 35,000

(35,000)
70,000

(70,000)
350,000

(350,000)
Japanmarker Recording Industry Association of Japan (RIAJ) 100,000

(100,000)
250,000

(250,000)
1,000,000

(1,000,000)
Latviamarker Latvian Music Producers Association (LaMPA) 8,000

(4,000)
15,000

(8,000)
Lebanonmarker International Federation of the Phonographic Industry – Lebanon 20,000

(5,000)
40,000

(10,000)
Malaysiamarker Recording Industry Association of Malaysia (RIAM) 10,000

(10,000)
20,000

(20,000)
Mexicomarker Mexican Association of Phonograph Producers (AMPF) 40,000

(40,000)
80,000

(80,000)
400,000

(400,000)
Netherlandsmarker The Dutch Association of Producers and Importers of Image and

Sound Carriers
(NVPI)
25,000

(25,000)
50,000

(50,000)
New Zealandmarker Recording Industry Association of New Zealand (RIANZ) 7,500

(7,500)
15,000

(15,000)
Norwaymarker International Federation of the Phonographic Industry – Norway 15,000

(15,000)
30,000

(30,000)
Paraguaymarker International Federation of the Phonographic Industry – Paraguay 5,000

(5,000)
10,000

(10,000)
Perumarker International Federation of the Phonographic Industry – Peru 3,000

(3,000)
6,000

(6,000)
Philippinesmarker Philippine Association of the Record Industry (PARI) 15,000

(15,000)
30,000

(30,000)
300,000

(300,000)
Polandmarker Polish Producers of Audio and Video (ZPAV) 15,000

(10,000)
30,000

(20,000)
150,000

(100,000)
Portugalmarker Phonographic Association of Portugal (AFP) 10,000

(10,000)
20,000

(20,000)
Romaniamarker National Federation of Phonogram Producers (NFPP) - 10,000

20,000

-
Russiamarker National Federation of Phonogram Producers (NFPP) 50,000

(10,000)
100,000

(20,000)
300,000

(60,000)
Singaporemarker Recording Industry Association Singapore (RIAS) 6,000

(6,000)
12,000

(12,000)
Slovakiamarker International Federation of the Phonographic Industry – Slovakia 3,000

(1,000)
6,000

(2,000)
Sloveniamarker International Federation of the Phonographic Industry – Slovenia 5,000

(5,000)
10,000

(10,000)
South Koreamarker Recording Industry Association of Korea 5,000

(5,000)
10,000

(10,000)
Spainmarker Producers of Spanish Music (PROMUSICAE) 40,000

(40,000)
80,000

(80,000)
Swedenmarker International Federation of the Phonographic Industry – Sweden 20,000

(20,000)
40,000

(40,000)
Switzerlandmarker International Federation of the Phonographic Industry – Switzerland 15,000

(15,000)
30,000

(30,000)
Taiwanmarker International Federation of the Phonographic Industry – Taiwan 20,000

(7,000)
40,000

(14,000)
Turkeymarker Turkish Phonographic Industries Society (Mü-YAP) 100,000

(5,000)
200,000

(10,000)
300,000

(20,000)
Ukrainemarker International Federation of the Phonographic Industry – Ukraine 50,000

(25,000)
100,000

(50,000)
500,000

(100,000)
United Kingdommarker British Phonographic Industry (BPI) 60,000

(60,000)
100,000

(100,000)
300,000

(300,000)
United Statesmarker Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) 500,000

(500,000)
1,000,000

(1,000,000)
10,000,000

(10,000,000)
Uruguaymarker International Federation of the Phonographic Industry – Uruguay 2,000

(2,000)
4,000

(4,000)
Venezuelamarker Association of Venezuelan Phonograph Producers (APFV) 5,000

(5,000)
10,000

(10,000)
International or multi-national agencies
Gulf States International Federation of the Phonographic Industry – Gulf States 15,000

(15,000)
30,000

(30,000)
South Africa

and Lesothomarker
Recording Industry of South Africa (RISA) 20,000

(20,000)
40,000

(40,000)
Silver Gold Platinum Diamond
Sales thresholds per award


"—" denotes that an award is not given by the certifying body.

 I Egyptian, Lebanese, and Gulf State domestic figures refer to sales of domestic releases throughout the greater Arab world.
II 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.
III Indian figures provided refer to "National Basic" and "International" scales. However, there are six separate release scales in all. Each scale is provided here with Gold and Platinum sales thresholds in parenthesis: "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" (5,000, 7,500).
IV 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, 10,000, and 250,000 for Gold, Platinum, and Diamond awards respectively. Gold and platinum album certifications for productions before 2007 differ; 50,000 and 100,000, respectively.
V 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.
VI 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 parenthesis: "Jazz/Classical" (5,000, 10,000, 50,000); and "Soundtracks" (10,000, 20,000, 100,000).
VII Swedish sales figures provided refer to "Pop" albums. A separate scale is used for jazz, classical, and folk music albums: sales exceeding 10,000 and 20,000 for Gold and Platinum awards respectively.
VIII 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.


Singles

Country/

Territory
Certifying body Sales thresholds per award
Silver Gold Platinum Diamond
Austria International Federation of the Phonographic Industry – Austria 15,000 30,000
Australia Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA) 35,000 70,000
Belgium International Federation of the Phonographic Industry – Belgium 10,000

(15,000)
20,000

(30,000)
Brazil Brazilian Association of Phonograph Producers (ABDP) 25,000 50,000 100,000
Canada Canadian Recording Industry Association (CRIA) 5,000 10,000 100,000
Czech Republic International Federation of the Phonographic Industry – Czech Republic 1,000 2,000
Denmark International Federation of the Phonographic Industry – Denmark 4,000 8,000
Finland International Federation of the Phonographic Industry – Finland 5,000 10,000
France National Syndicate of Phonographic Publishing (SNEP) 150,000 250,000 400,000
Germany International Federation of the Phonographic Industry – Germany 150,000 300,000
Greece International Federation of the Phonographic Industry - IFPI Greece 3,000 6,000
Hungary Association of Hungarian Record Companies (MAHASz) 1,500 3,000
Ireland Irish Recorded Music Association (IRMA) 7,500 15,000
Italy Federation of the Italian Music Industry (FIMI) 10,000 20,000
Japan Recording Industry Association of Japan (RIAJ) 100,000 250,000 1 Million
Mexico Mexican Association of Phonograph Producers (AMPF) 10,00 20,000
Netherlands The Dutch Association of Producers and Importers of Image

and Sound Carriers (NVPI)
10,000 20,000
New Zealand Recording Industry Association of New Zealand (RIANZ) 7,500 15,000
Norway International Federation of the Phonographic Industry – Norway 5,000 10,000
Portugal Phonographic Association of Portugal (AFP) 10,000 20,000
Singapore Recording Industry Association Singapore (RIAS) 5,000 10,000
Spain Producers of Spanish Music (PROMUSICAE) 20,000 40,000
Sweden International Federation of the Phonographic Industry – Sweden 10,000 20,000
Switzerland International Federation of the Phonographic Industry – Switzerland 15,000 30,000
Taiwan International Federation of the Phonographic Industry – Taiwan 7,000 14,000
United

Kingdom
British Phonographic Industry (BPI) 200,000 400,000 600,000
United States Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) 500,000 1 million
International or multi-national agencies
South Africa

and Lesotho
Recording Industry of South Africa (RISA) 10,000 25,000
Silver Gold Platinum Diamond
Sales thresholds per award
"—" denotes that an award is not given by the certifying body.

 IX German, Norwegian, Swedish, and British figures can include sales from legal digital downloads.


Digital download singles

Country/

Territory
Certifying body Sales thresholds per award
Gold Platinum Diamond
Canada Canadian Recording Industry Association (CRIA) 20,000 40,000 400,000
Denmark International Federation of the Phonographic Industry – Denmark 7,000 15,000
Japan Recording Industry Association of Japan (RIAJ) 100,000 250,000 1 million

Mexico Mexican Association of Phonograph Producers (AMPF) 1,500 3,000
Spain Producers of Spanish Music (PROMUSICAE) 20,000 40,000
United States Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) 500,000 1 million


"—" denotes that an award is not given by the certifying body.

 X Japanese awards refer to online singles and mobile singles.
XI Japanese digital download sales exceeding 1 million are given the "1 million" award, not "Diamond".


Music videos

Country/

Territory
Certifying body Sales thresholds per award
Gold Platinum Diamond
Argentina Argentine Chamber of Phonograms and Videograms Producers (CAPIF) 4,000 8,000
Australia Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA) 7,500 15,000
Austria International Federation of the Phonographic Industry – Austria 5,000 10,000
Belgium International Federation of the Phonographic Industry – Belgium 25,000 50,000
Brazil Brazilian Association of Phonograph Producers (ABDP) 25,000

(15,000)
50,000

(30,000)
250,000

(125,000)
Canada Canadian Recording Industry Association (CRIA) 5,000 10,000 100,000
Colombia Colombian Association of Phonograph Producers (ASINCOL) 5,000 10,000
Czech Republic International Federation of the Phonographic Industry – Czech Republic 1,500 3,000
Denmark International Federation of the Phonographic Industry – Denmark 7,500 15,000
Finland International Federation of the Phonographic Industry – Finland 5,000 10,000
France National Syndicate of Phonographic Publishing (SNEP) 7,500 15,000 60,000
Germany International Federation of the Phonographic Industry – Germany 25,000 50,000
Greece International Federation of the Phonographic Industry - IFPI Greece 5,000 10,000
Hungary Association of Hungarian Record Companies (MAHASz) 2,000 4,000
Ireland Irish Recorded Music Association (IRMA) 2,000 4,000
Italy Federazione Industria Musicale Italiana (FIMI) 10,000 20,000
Japan Recording Industry Association of Japan (RIAJ) 100,000 250,000 1,000,000
Latvia Latvian Music Producers Association (LaMPA) 5,000 8,000
Mexico Mexican Association of Phonograph Producers (AMPF) 10,000 20,000
Netherlands The Dutch Association of Producers and Importers of Image and

Sound Carriers (NVPI)
30,000 60,000
New Zealand Recording Industry Association of New Zealand (RIANZ) 2,500 5,000
Norway International Federation of the Phonographic Industry – Norway 5,000 10,000
Poland Zwiazek Producentow Audio-Video (ZPAV) 5,000 10,000
Portugal Phonographic Association of Portugal (AFP) 4,000 8,000
Russia National Federation of Phonogram Producers (NFPP) 25,000

(10,000)
50,000

(20,000)
Slovakia International Federation of the Phonographic Industry – Slovakia 500 1,000
Spain Producers of Spanish Music (PROMUSICAE) 10,000 25,000
Sweden International Federation of the Phonographic Industry – Sweden 10,000 20,000
United Kingdom British Phonographic Industry (BPI) 25,000 50,000
United States Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) 25,000 50,000
Uruguay International Federation of the Phonographic Industry – Uruguay 1,000 2,000
Gold Platinum Diamond
Sales thresholds per award


"—" denotes that an award is not given by the certifying body.

 XII 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.
XIII American 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.


Video/DVD

Country/

Territory
Certifying body Sales thresholds per award
Gold Platinum Diamond
Austria International Federation of the Phonographic Industry – Austria 5,000 10,000
Australia Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA) 7,500 15,000
Brazil Brazilian Association of Phonograph Producers (ABDP) 25,000 50,000 100,000
Canada Canadian Recording Industry Association (CRIA) 5,000 10,000 100,000
Denmark International Federation of the Phonographic Industry – Denmark 4,000 8,000
Finland International Federation of the Phonographic Industry – Finland 5,000 10,000
Hungary Association of Hungarian Record Companies (MAHASz) 2,000 4,000
"—" denotes that an award is not given by the certifying body.

 XIV Danish DVD sales figures provided refer to Music/Single DVDs. Other "Entertainment DVDs" are on a differing scale: sales exceeding 20,000 and 40,000 for Gold and Platinum awards respectively.
XV 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.


Master ringtones

Country/

Territory
Certifying body Sales thresholds per award
Gold Platinum Diamond
Canada Canadian Recording Industry Association (CRIA) 20,000 40,000 400,000
Japan Recording Industry Association of Japan (RIAJ) 500,000

750,000

1 million

Mexico Mexican Association of Phonograph Producers (AMPF) 10,000 25,000 250,000
Spain Producers of Spanish Music (PROMUSICAE) 10,000 20,000
United States Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) 500,000 1 million


"—" denotes that an award is not given by the certifying body.

 XVI Japanese master ringtone sales exceeding 500,000, 750,000, and 1 million are given the "Double Platinum", "Triple Platinum", and "1 million" awards respectively, not "Gold", "Platinum", or "Diamond".


See also



References

General
  • (Current as of 2008)
  • (Current as of October 2007)
Specific


  1. These unit levels were reduced from 50,000 for gold and 100,000 for platinum for releases since 1 May 2008
  2. PARI description
  3. http://www.upfr.ro/


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