RIAA adds streaming to Gold and Platinum awards

The Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) will now include streaming data as part of its Gold & Platinum (G&P) Award Program.

After a year-long project by the RIAA, the organisation will now recognise the non-sales format (in audio and/or video) for the first time ever in its 55-year history that will go towards amounts calculated for G&P’s Digital Single Award certification.

Within the new approach includes the formula of 100 streams being equivalent to one download.

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