Asociación Mexicana de Productores de Fonogramas y Videogramas

Asociación Mexicana de Productores de Fonogramas y Videogramas (AMPROFON) (English: Mexican Association of Producers of Phonograms and Videograms, A.C.) is a non-profit organization integrated by multinational and national record companies in Mexico. Established on April 3, 1963,[1] it is a trade association of phonographic companies that represent more than 70 percent of the market in Mexico. AMPROFON is an associated member of the International Federation of the Phonographic Industry (IFPI).

Asociación Mexicana de Productores de Fonogramas y Videogramas
LogoAmprofon1.png
AbbreviationAMPROFON
Formation3 April 1963; 58 years ago (1963-04-03) (as Phonographic Discs Producers)
TypeNGO
Legal statusAssociation
PurposeTrade organization protecting music production companies' interests
HeadquartersMexico City, Mexico
Location
  • Mexico
Director General
C.P. Gilda González Carmona
AffiliationsIFPI
Websitewww.amprofon.com.mx

HistoryEdit

The organisation was founded under the name Phonographic Discs Producers (AMPRODISC) in Mexico on April 3. 1963. The aim was to create a civil association to represent the rights and interests of the producers of phonographic recordings. The members were:[2]

  • Compañía Importadora de Discos, S.A.
  • CBS de Mexico, S.A.
  • Discos Mexicanos, S.A.
  • Fábrica de Discos Peerless, S.A.
  • GAMMA, S.A.
  • Panamericana de Discos, S.A.
  • RCA Victor Mexicana, S.A.

On July 26, 1971, the name was changed to Mexican Phonogram Producers Association (Asociación Mexicana de Productores de Fonogramas) and, as a result of the new medium of music videos, on May 3, 1990, the name was changed to Mexican Association of Producers of Phonograms and Videograms (AMPROFON), its current name.[2]

Sales certificatesEdit

The AMPROFON awards certificates for music releases in Mexico. The level of the award varies depending on the format of the release and the quantity shipped. Certificates are usually awarded on the basis of the number of units the release has shipped, rather than the number it has sold.

Format Thresholds
Gold Platinum Diamond Notes
Album[3] 70,000 140,000 700,000 Since November 2020
30,000 60,000 300,000 from July 2009, until October 2020
40,000 80,000 400,000 From January 2008, until June 2009
50,000 100,000 500,000 From July 2003, until December 2007
75,000 150,000 From January 2000, until June 2003
1,000,000 From January 1999, until December 1999
100,000 250,000 Until December 1998
Digital Track 22,000,000 44,000,000 220,000,000 Since November 2020, streaming equivalents[3]
9,300,000 18,600,000 93,000,000 Until October 2020, streaming equivalents[3]
30,000 60,000 300,000 Until October 2020, downloads[4]
1,500 3,000 Original digital level[5] superseded September 2010[6]
Music DVD[3] 10,000 20,000 100,000 From 19 February 2014
10,000 20,000
Digital Album (Pre-loaded)[5] 50,000 100,000 400,000 Since June 2008
500,000 Until May 2008
Digital Track (Pre-loaded)[5] 50,000 100,000 500,000
Music Video (Pre-loaded)[5] 50,000 100,000 500,000
Ringtone[citation needed] 40,000 80,000 400,000

The certification award order for Mexico differs from many other certification providers. Most countries award at most one gold album, after which subsequent awards will be platinum, multiplying each time the platinum threshold is again passed (i.e., gold – platinum – 2×platinum – 3×platinum, etc.). However, AMPROFON will add incremental awards for platinum or gold to a recording which has already achieved platinum status (i.e., gold – platinum – platinum+gold – 2×platinum – 2×platinum+gold, etc.), each time a sales threshold is crossed.

Music chartsEdit

Charts are updated every Wednesday evening covering national sales in four different album charts:

  • Top 100 Mexico albums chart. The list of the 100 best-selling albums in the country. All musical genres are counted as well as EPs.
  • Spanish Albums Chart. This the Top 20 of Pop, Rock and Dance albums in Spanish, no matter the nationality. Any album in Spanish is eligible to appear on this chart.
  • Popular Music Albums Chart. This is the Top 20 of regional Mexican music, be it ranchera, grupero, or others.
  • International Albums Chart. Although labeled "Inglés (English)", this Top-20 chart counts "international" releases, since artists with non-English albums are also included in this chart, no matter the nationality. An album in Spanish will not be eligible to appear on this chart.

AMPROFON does not produce charts for physical sales of single releases, although it does certify shipped quantities for them until June 30, 2009. As of 2017, it publishes a weekly streaming singles chart.

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Asociación Mexicana de Productores de Fonogramas y Videogramas, A.C." (in Spanish). AMPROFON A.C. Archived April 21, 2007, at the Wayback Machine
  2. ^ a b "Historia [History]" (in Spanish). AMPROFON A.C. Archived April 21, 2007, at the Wayback Machine
  3. ^ a b c d "¿Qué son las certificaciones?" (PDF). AMPROFON. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2021-06-04. Retrieved 2021-06-04.
  4. ^ "¿Qué son las certificaciones?" (PDF). AMPROFON. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2018-11-19. Retrieved 2021-06-04.
  5. ^ a b c d "Certificaciones". AMPROFON. Archived from the original on 2010-07-12. Retrieved 4 June 2021.
  6. ^ "Certificaciones". AMPROFON. Archived from the original on 2011-01-16. Retrieved 4 June 2021. Sin Restricción en Fecha de Lanzamiento

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