Criteria

The criteria for RCN’s Gold and Platinum awards are based on the population of the market, prevalent means of consumption and comparable markets.

Certification

Certification is divided into three tiers;

  • Short Form Video
  • Freemium Audio Streaming (FAS)
  • Paid Audio Streaming and Sales (PAS)

Gold and Platinum awards are issued for all tiers of certification by RCN. The certification for Short Form Videos and Freemium Audio Streaming (FAS) are automatic while the certification for Paid Audio Streaming & Sales (PAS) is issued on request, backed with proof, by the artistes/managers/record labels.

Music Videos

  • Gold: 2,500 units

  • Platinum: 5,000 units

  • Multi-Platinum: 10,000 units

Singles

  • Gold: 10,000 units

  • Platinum: 20,000 units

  • Multi-Platinum: 40,000 units

1 unit = 300 equivalent streams/views(freemium streaming)

Albums

  • Gold: 10,000 units

  • Platinum: 20,000 units

  • Multi-Platinum: 40,000 units

1 unit = 3,000 equivalent streams/views(freemium streaming)