Rules of IFPI HKG Gold Disc Award

Qualifications of Gold / Platinum Awards

  • 1. Sales criteria for determining Gold / Platinum awards


    Gold
    Platinum
    Multi-Platinum
    Albums-Pop Category
    Local
    15,000 units
    30,000 units
    Multiplication of
    Platinum criterion
    International
    7,500 units
    15,000 units
    -Ditto-
    Albums-Classical Category
    Local
    7,500 units
    15,000 units
    -Ditto-
    International
    7,500 units
    15,000 units
    -Ditto-
    Extended Play/Singles
    Local
    15,000 units
    30,000 units
    Multiplication of
    Platinum criterion
    International
    7,500 units
    15,000 units
    -Ditto-
    EP/SP-Classical Category
    Local
    7,500 units
    15,000 units
    -Ditto-
    International
    7,500 units
    15,000 units
    -Ditto-
    Multi-unit sets
    70% of respective category


  • 2. All qualifications are required to be audited by the IFPI (Hong Kong Group) Ltd common auditor.
  • 3. For the purpose of determining sales, all units must be sold by member companies ONLY in the territories of Hong Kong and Macau at a net price of not less than 75% of its normal listed wholesale price. Sales should not include export units, units supplied free whether or not as sales incentive, consignments, stocks returned and stocks existing at retail shops owned by the member company itself.
  • 4. In the case of a Local Album, it must be first released in Hong Kong on or after 1st January, 1976 and for an international Album, its release in Hong Kong shall be on or after 1st July, 1975. For Extended Play/Singles, certification will be available for Records released on/or after 1st July, 1998.
  • 5. When a Record has been awarded the Gold disc, it is eligible for Platinum disc and Multi-Platinum disc awards, if and when its sales reach the qualifying figure as specified in paragraph 1.
  • 6. When a Record has achieved sales level eligible for awards and presented for certification the first time, the Record shall only be certified on the highest level achieved.
Multi-format releases of a Record released by a member under the same principle title