Association of Hungarian Record Companies

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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.

Music of Hungary
General topics
Portal
Genres
Specific forms
Media and performance
Music awards
Music charts Mahasz
Music festivals
Music media

Print media

  • Metal Hammer

Music television

Nationalistic and patriotic songs
National anthem "Himnusz"
Other Szózat
Székely Himnusz

Certification levels

Certifications have existed in Hungary since the mid-1970s. During that period, albums had to sell 50,000 units to qualify for Gold status.[1] Singles were required to sell 100,000 units to reach Gold level in the mid-1970s.[1]

Albums

Domestic repertoire

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

Certification[2] 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 repertoire

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

Certification[2] Since 23 February 2005[3] Since 13 September 2006[4] Since 14 December 2012[5]
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.[3] The changes in levels for International Repertoire have most likely taken place on the same dates as for Domestic Repertoire.

Singles

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

Certification[6] Before 2007[3] From at least 2007[4]
Gold 5,000 1,500
Platinum 10,000 3,000

Music DVDs

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

Certification[6] Jazz/classical Pop
Gold 1,000 2,000
Platinum 2,000 4,000

List of certified albums

Below is a list of albums that have been certified by MAHASZ.

Gold

Platinum

Multi-platinum

Two times

  • The Best of Andrea Bocelli: Vivere

Three times

Five times

See also

References

  1. ^ a b "Billboard Vol. 86, No. 52". Billboard. 1974-12-26: 40. Retrieved 2013-04-29.
  2. ^ a b "MAHASZ: Arany- és platinalemezek › A díjak története (Albums levels)". MAHASZ. Retrieved 2013-09-16.
  3. ^ a b c "The Recording Industry in Japan 2005 Statistics Analysis Trends English Edition" (PDF). 2005. p. 23.
  4. ^ a b "IFPI: Certification-Award-Levels (2007)" (PDF). IFPI. Retrieved 2013-09-16.
  5. ^ "IFPI: Certification-Award-Levels (2013)" (PDF). IFPI. Archived from the original (PDF) on July 26, 2011. Retrieved 2013-09-16.
  6. ^ a b "MAHASZ: A jelenlegi határok (The current levels)". MAHASZ. Retrieved 2013-09-16.

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