Edu wrote:Instead of lowering the Gold and Platinum album shipments levels, which would create a complete confusion between the "old" historic awards, especially the multi-platinum ones, and the "new" ones, I would sugest the creation of a new award, the sometimes sugested SILVER AWARD FOR SHIPMENTS OF 250,000 COPIES.
This way not only the modern albums would get an award but also many old albums (someone said Elvis Presley?) would finally had their shipments recognized. That would be the most balanced solution, in my opinion.
This Silver award could also be applied to the old singles shipments, why not? Many artists, if the labels so wished, could finally award many classic singles from Michael Jackson, Madonna and so many others (including a few Beatles....).
As usual, you do not understand labels and the RIAA.
If labels will not pay for a Gold album certification, why would labels all of a sudden want to pay for a Silver certification?
Of course old singles and albums would not be eligible.
Do you really think labels have unlimited budgets to certify albums and singles?
Your personal fantasy here is not going to come true.