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Association of Hungarian Record Companies

The Hungarian Recording Industry Association (Hungarian: Magyar Hanglemezkiadók Szövetsége, more commonly abbreviated to MAHASZ or Mahasz) is the Hungarian music industry association, founded in 1992. MAHASZ issues the Hungarian Music Awards and maintains the music charts for Hungary.

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Certification levelsEdit

Since 1 January 2018, MAHASZ combined all certifications into one combined "album" certifications, which includes albums and singles of all genres and origins. For Gold status an album needs to sell 2,000 units and for Platinum 4,000 units, where ten singles are counted as one album. The certification also includes streaming at a rate of 1,000 paid streams or 5,000 free streams per album.[1]

Certification levels historyEdit

Certifications have existed in Hungary since the mid-1970s. During that period, albums had to sell 50,000 units to qualify for Gold status.[2] Singles were required to sell 100,000 units to reach Gold level in the mid-1970s.[2]

AlbumsEdit

Domestic repertoireEdit

The table below shows certification levels for Gold and Platinum determined by MAHASZ.

Certification[3] Before 12 June 1992 Before 3 December 1997 Before 23 April 2002 Before 23 February 2005 Before 13 September 2006 Before 1 October 2009 From 1 October 2009 Since 14 December 2012
Gold 100,000 50,000 25,000 15,000 10,000 7,500 5,000 2,000
Platinum 200,000 100,000 50,000 30,000 20,000 15,000 10,000 4,000
Diamond 400,000 200,000

International repertoireEdit

The table below shows certification levels for Gold and Platinum determined by MAHASZ.

Certification[3] Before 23 February 2005[4] Since 13 September 2006[5][6] Since 14 December 2012[7]
Gold 10,000 3,000 1,000
Platinum 20,000 6,000 2,000

Note: There have been changes to the thresholds for international repertoire in the past. For example, an official RIAJ report from 2005 specifies levels of 10,000 for Gold and 20,000 for Platinum.[4] The changes in levels for International Repertoire have most likely taken place on the same dates as for Domestic Repertoire.

SinglesEdit

The table below shows certification levels for Gold and Platinum determined by MAHASZ.

Certification[8] Before 2007[4] From at least 2007[5]
Gold 5,000 1,500
Platinum 10,000 3,000

Music DVDsEdit

The table below shows certification levels for Gold and Platinum determined by MAHASZ.

Certification[8] Jazz/classical Pop
Gold 1,000 2,000
Platinum 2,000 4,000

List of certified albumsEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Mi számít arany- és platinalemeznek? - Arany- és platinalemezek - Hivatalos magyar slágerlisták". zene.slagerlistak.hu (in Hungarian). Retrieved 4 October 2019.
  2. ^ a b "Billboard Vol. 86, No. 52". Billboard. 1974-12-26: 40. Retrieved 2013-04-29. Cite journal requires |journal= (help)
  3. ^ a b "MAHASZ: Arany- és platinalemezek › A díjak története (Albums levels)". MAHASZ. Retrieved 2013-09-16.
  4. ^ a b c "The Recording Industry in Japan 2005 Statistics Analysis Trends English Edition" (PDF). 2005. p. 23.
  5. ^ a b "IFPI: Certification-Award-Levels (2007)" (PDF). IFPI. Retrieved 2013-09-16.
  6. ^ "IFPI: Certification-Award-Levels (2013)" (PDF). IFPI. Archived from the original (PDF) on July 26, 2011. Retrieved 2013-09-16.
  7. ^ "Mi számít arany- és platinalemeznek? - Arany- és platinalemezek - Hivatalos magyar slágerlisták". zene.slagerlistak.hu. Archived from the original on 2013-01-16. Retrieved 4 October 2019.
  8. ^ a b "MAHASZ: A jelenlegi határok (The current levels)". MAHASZ. Retrieved 2013-09-16.

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