RIAA Certifications Now Include Digital Streams And Downloads
May 10, 2013 at 9:53 AM (PT)
The RECORDING INDUSTRY ASSOCIATION OF AMERICA (RIAA) announced YESTERDAY (5/9) that it will now include digital streams when factoring Gold, Platinum and multi-Platinum certifications.
"Including music streaming in Gold and Platinum awards marks the continued evolution of the industry’s premier program for recognizing artistic achievement, and it reflects the wide spectrum of ways consumers enjoy music from their favorite bands," said RIAA CEO, CARY SHERMAN. "The music business, along with its incredible array of digital service partners, is offering fans more access to music than ever before. We’re thrilled that our awards will now more fully recognize artists’ commercial success today."
As a result of this change, the RIAA has awarded 11 Gold, 18 Platinum and 27 multi-Platinum "Combined Digital Single Awards" that include both downloads and streams.
For more information, including a complete list of artists receiving new RIAA certifications, click here.