ARIA Gold and Platinum Awards

  • Only issued in relation to product distributed by ARIA members.
  • Issued based on a declaration received from the principal financial officer of the member, certifying the net Australian wholesale sales to date (across all formats) of a particular release.
  • Variants of releases may be aggregated for the purpose of accreditation providing the variants meet the chart aggregation criteria (see ARIA’s ‘Code of Practice for ARIA Charts’).
  • ARIA, on receipt of an appropriately completed declaration, logs the accreditation against the release information held in the ARIA database, issues a certification letter and forwards to the member company with the required number (up to a maximum of 5 per release) of ARIA accreditation seals.
  • Accreditation seals may only be affixed to, or incorporated into the art work of, ARIA accredited product.
  • The accreditation takes effect from the date the ARIA confirmation letter is issued.
  • The accreditation level of a particular release will be displayed on any ARIA chart published that includes that release, after the effective accreditation date.
  • The accreditation levels currently are:

Singles and Albums

Gold

35,000 units

 

Platinum

70,000 units
DVDs Gold 7,500 units
  Platinum 15,000 units

  • ARIA will note in its database and publish on its charts details of multi platinum achievement.  Member companies must submit an accreditation application form updating the net Australian wholesale sales level for this to occur.  Additional seals will not be issued.
  • The introduction or amendment of accreditation levels will be at the discretion of the ARIA Board, generally following recommendations from its Chart & Marketing Committee.

 

Appended:    Accreditation application form (PDF)
                     Pro forma ARIA confirmation letter (example: Gold Single) (PDF)
                   

    

June 2006
 
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