MUS 507A

Gold & Platinum

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Just what does it mean when music goes "gold" or "platinum"??

 

Singles prior to January 1, 1989:
GOLD Single 1 million copies sold
PLATINUM Single 2 million copies sold

 

Singles after January 1, 1989:
GOLD Single 500,000 copies sold
PLATINUM  Single 1 million copies sold

 

Albums:
GOLD Album 500,000 copies sold
PLATINUM Album 1 million copies sold
GOLD EP 250,000 copies sold
PLATINUM EP 500,000 copies sold
MULTIPLATINUM multiples of 1 million copies sold

 

EP = extended play record (7-inch or 12-inch 45 rpm disc; 2 songs per side)

 

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