The Bundesverband Musikindustrie (English: Federal Music Industry Association), or simply BVMI, represents the music industry in Germany. The association represents the interests of nearly 280 labels and music industry related enterprises, which comprise 90% of the music industry.
|Type||Federal Music Industry Association|
|German Music Companies|
|Managing Director: Dr. Florian Drücke|
Bundesverband Musikindustrie is a member of International Federation of the Phonographic Industry (IFPI), which is based in London, England. IFPI consists of music associations of 70 countries.
BVMI works closely with GfK Entertainment (formerly "Media Control GfK International") (founded in 1976) which is in charge of publishing the music charts in Germany on weekly bases.
Starting also from June 1, 2014, BVMI raised its certification-award-levels for the Singles, from the previous 150,000 units for Gold and 300,000 units for Platinum to 200,000 units for Gold and 400,000 units for Platinum. The change in the certification-levels of the Singles was affected by both inclusion of Streaming as well as an increase in sales of downloads that has been seen in recent years. 100 streams with the running time of at least 30 seconds or more, are considered as one single download.
BVMI follows the following pattern to certify records:
The association does not issue awards for 2 x Gold or 4 x Gold which overlie the requirements of platinum certification awards. Sales of both physical and digital, whether it is an album or a single, can be included for certification.
|Certification||Before September 24, 1999||After September 24, 1999||After January 1, 2003||After June 1, 2014[Notes]|
|3× Gold||750,000||450,000||300,000||300,000 (Unchanged)|
|2× Platinum||1,000,000||600,000||400,000||400,000 (Unchanged)|
|5× Gold||1,250,000||750,000||500,000||500,000 (Unchanged)|
|3× Platinum||1,500,000||900,000||600,000||600,000 (Unchanged)|
|Diamond||not awarded||not awarded||not awarded||750,000[Notes]|
|Certification||Before January 1, 2003||Jan. 01, 2003 to June 1, 2014||After June 1, 2014[Notes]|
|Diamond||not awarded||not awarded||1,000,000[Notes]|
|Certification||Since January 2002|
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- "Richtlinien für die Verleihung von Gold/Platin Schallplatten und Awards (Guidelines for Gold and Platinum awards))" (in German). Bundesverband Musikindstie. Archived from the original on 2010-03-28. Retrieved 2010-03-13.
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