BPI to include downloads in sales certifications

UK record labels will be able to combine physical and download sales for the first time to claim BPI silver, gold or platinum sales discs.

As part of a BPI council overhaul of the rules covering sales certifications and physical shipments, downloaded tracks will now be taken into account when sales awards are issued in future. However, the benchmark for awards will remain the same with platinum discs given to albums for 300,000 plus shipments, 100,000 for gold and 60,000 ...

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