SamMC wrote:It is an achievement. 70,000 sold is still 70,000 sold no matter which year we're in.
As a matter of fact, nope not anymore...
It's so easy to reach in Australia gold like no tommorow...
Yes, any song below 2x Platinum isn't doing well as long as it's not by an extreme indie/scene act...
It's ridiculous how songs go Gold/Platinum and they are not even successful looking at their chart performance... Just look at Havana Brown's We Run The Night. Thinking that it reached 3x Platinum, you might think that it's a huge hit but looking at its chart run:
7 / 10 / 11 / 7 / 5 / 7 / 7 / 8 / 8 / 9 / 13 / 20 / 25 / 24 / 33 / 37 / 39 / 50
shows that it didn't do bad, but wasn't more than a decent hit, which shouldn't reach more than Gold if certifications were proportionate to the market's situation. I mean the single only was No. 40 on the YEC and it's not like it ewas a monster catalog hit.
And this is just an example for a lot of other songs.
Sick Puppies' Maybe reached Gold with a peak of No. 89... Seriously what means reaching Gold when 200 songs do it each year?
It's not an achievement when songs barely chart and still get Gold or songs with a moderately successful chart run get Multi-Platinum which should just go the top sellers of the year.
ARIA really has to do something!