RIAA Adds Music Streaming to Count Towards Gold & Platinum Awards

This Thursday the the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) confirmed that they will be converging streams into the Gold & Platinum (G&P) Program. This means that on-demand audio and/or video song streams will be considered toward the 500,000 (Gold), 1,000,000 (Platinum), and 2,000,000 plus (multi-Platinum) thresholds that are necessary for the G&P’s Digital Single Award certification. With that being said, RIAA will be awarding 11 Gold, 18 Platinum, and 27 multi-Platinum with the new Digital Single Award. The streams that are accounted for are from services like RhapshodySpotify,MTV.comVEVOYahoo! MusicYouTube, and more. So we can expect artist like DrakeEminemJ. ColeFrank OceanJustin Timberlake,Kanye WestKelly RowlandKendrick Lamar, and Rihanna to be awarded with the new certification.

via:thisis50

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