British Phonographic Industry
The British Phonographic Industry , or BPI for short (formerly also the British Phonographic Institute ) is the association of the British music industry . In total, over 300 music societies are registered as part of the BPI, including the three largest companies in the UK - Universal , Sony and Warner Music . To date, 85% of all British music societies are members of the British Phonographic Industry. The current chairman is Maggie Crowe, OBE .
The BPI is co-owner of the Official Charts Company (OCC) together with the Entertainment Retailers Association (ERA) and organizes both the BRIT Awards and the Classical BRIT Awards . The BPI also sets the limits of British silver, gold and platinum awards and has been awarding them since January 1, 1973 for music sales and use.
Limits to the award of phonograms
Up until 1978, gold and platinum awards were awarded based on proceeds worth British pounds. Since January 1, 1979, awards have been given based on the number of publications sold. As soon as the Official Charts Company has determined sufficient sales of the published sound carrier, the sound carrier is qualified for a silver, gold or platinum award. Also record companies can apply for certification, but they must be able to demonstrate. The following sales must be achieved or overcome.
|Award||since January 1, 1979|
|2 × platinum 1||600,000|
|Award||since April 1, 1973||since January 1, 1989|
|2 × platinum 1||2,000,000||1,200,000|
|Award||since February 1, 2005|
|2 × platinum||100,000|
Members can currently contact four authorized framing companies to receive a finished music award.