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Gold in Denmark!

Postby jarkko » Fri Dec 10, 2004 9:31 am

Dear Heather has now gone gold also in Denmark ---
Poland, Norway and Canada had already exceeded the limit!
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Postby lizzytysh » Fri Dec 10, 2004 4:53 pm

Tee-Hee to those lambasting critics :wink: . Curiosity does not a gold record make.
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Postby Reuben » Sat Jul 30, 2005 2:20 am

how many copies does that mean that its sold
thanks for the trouble you took from her eyes / I thought it was there for good and so i never tried
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Postby jarkko » Sat Jul 30, 2005 8:27 am

The number of copies sold vary from country to country. I don't know the qualification for Denmark. Here is some info taken from Wikipedia:
In Australia, gold and platinum albums are certified by the Australian Record Industry Association (ARIA). In 2003 the thresholds for albums were 35,000 sales for gold and 70,000 for platinum. For music videos including Audio Visual DVDs, gold represents 7,500 sales, platinum 15,000.

In Canada, gold and platinum albums are certified by the Canadian Recording Industry Association (CRIA). In 2005 the thresholds for albums were 50,000 sales for gold and 100,000 for platinum. For music videos including Audio Visual DVDs, gold represents 5,000 sales, platinum 10,000, and diamond 100,000.

In New Zealand, gold and platinum albums are certified by the Recording Industry Association of New Zealand (RIANZ). The thresholds for albums are currently 7,500 sales for gold and 15,000 for platinum. For singles, the thresholds are 5,000 sales for gold and 10,000 for platinum. For music videos including Audio Visual DVDs, the thresholds are 2,500 sales for gold and 5,000 for platinum.

In Germany, the recognitions are given by the record labels, who report to the IFPI Deutschland/Bundesverband Phono. The thresholds for gold are 150,000 albums or 300,000 singles; to get platinum, 300,000 albums or 500,000 singles have to have been sold. (2003)

In Japan, gold and platinum albums are certified by the Recording Industry Association of Japan (RIAJ). In 2004 the thresholds for albums were 100,000 sales for gold and 250,000 for platinum. This is used for both domestic and international sales.

In Ireland, awards are certified by the Irish Recorded Music Association (IRMA). In 2003 the thresholds for albums were gold 7,500 sales and platinum 10,000. For singles three categories are recognised; silver is 7,500 sales, gold 10,000, and platinum 15,000.

In the United Kingdom, awards are made by the British Phonographic Institute, with required sales of 60,000 for a silver album; 100,000 for a gold album, and 300,000 for a platinum album. Singles are also classified : 200,000 for silver, 400,000 for gold, and 600,000 for platinum.

In the USA, awards have been certified by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) since 1958. The RIAA issues trophies to the artists to reflect their achievement. Since the most recent rule change in 1975 a gold album has been awarded for 500,000 album sales. The platinum album award was added in 1976 for 1,000,000 sales, matching the original concept of a 'gold record', although with the increased market it is arguably less of an achievement. Other awards have been added subsequently. For other awards and thresholds see RIAA certification.

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