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Postby Bcl » Wed Dec 31, 2014 1:29 am

thebigham wrote:^Yes! I forgot that one. Thanks. It fell off the 12/20 Billboard 200.

The band FFDP doesn't have a Twitter account, but 2 members of the band do. I've tweeted them twice that their album is eligible for Gold.
Five Finger Death Punch has a Twitter account (@FFDP)
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Postby Timmy94 » Wed Dec 31, 2014 1:40 am

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....).
New standards would of course only affect releases from 2015 on, I thought that aspect was pretty clear...
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Postby Bcl » Fri Jan 02, 2015 9:43 am

thebigham wrote:Albums on the Billboard 200 that have not been certified with the RIAA:

Sales estimates are from the 12/16 chart:

Michael Buble 3,516,000
5 Seconds of Summer 574k
Bastille 539k
Katy Perry 1,529,000

Only albums over 425k sold and that have been on the chart for 4+ weeks are listed
Capitol and Reprise are lazy to certify albums. I believe they only certified one album last year (Sam Smith)
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Postby thebigham » Fri Jan 02, 2015 3:44 pm

^Reprise also didn't certify the 800k selling Buble album "To Be Loved."

I think Michael has told Reprise not to certify his albums. He doesn't care or doesn't want to pay the RIAA fee.
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Postby thebigham » Fri Jan 02, 2015 3:49 pm

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.
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Postby thebigham » Wed Jan 07, 2015 3:37 pm

I'm revised my album certification numbers.

I used to count just the albums certified. Miley Cyrus Bangerz' Gold & Platinum awards were just counted as one. I am now counting each certification.

2012 - 2013 - 2014

Jan 21 14 12
Feb 9 11 14
Mar 9 7 3
Apr 5 14 6
May 6 11 9
Jun 12 10 17
Jul 6 5 17
Aug 10 12 6
Sep 10 6 4
Oct 8 1 10
Nov 15 9 10
Dec 20 14 10

Totals:

2012: 131
2013: 114
2014: 120 - up 6 album certs over 2013!
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Postby BadMan125 » Wed Jan 07, 2015 3:52 pm

^^ If Michael Buble is telling his label to do that (really, artists have THAT power in that way?), then he's greedy too...
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Postby thebigham » Wed Jan 07, 2015 4:28 pm

^I'm sure labels charge back to the artist the cost of the RIAA fee and the cost of the award plaque which can be $4,000 or more. Or less.

Buble has had nothing certified with the RIAA for almost 4 years.

We don't know what's going on. None of us work for Buble or Reprise. All we can do is speculate...

Michael Buble RIAA

Michael Buble 1xp - eligible for 2xp
Let It Snow EP - not certified but eligible for 1xp
It's Time 3xp
With Love Gold
Call Me Irresponsible 1xp - eligible for 2xp
Crazy Love 2xp
Christmas - not certified, but eligible for 3xp, maybe 4xP

Total: 7.5xp
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Postby Bcl » Thu Jan 08, 2015 1:52 am

@Chris

You may want to tweet Garth Brooks and Five Finger Death Punch to ask their labels to certify their Gold-eligible albums. Their usernames are @garthbrooks and @FFDP respectively.
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Postby thebigham » Thu Jan 08, 2015 2:16 am

^LOL. I would never, ever, ever tweet Garth Brooks.

He has abused the RIAA system.

69 million in sales, but 134xP. HA!
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Postby Bcl » Thu Jan 08, 2015 4:45 am

thebigham wrote:^LOL. I would never, ever, ever tweet Garth Brooks.

He has abused the RIAA system.

69 million in sales, but 134xP. HA!
I see
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Postby BadMan125 » Thu Jan 08, 2015 7:31 am

^^ Shoot, this is a guy who has done what Republic has done with Ariana and Lorde but ten times worse! :lol:
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Postby thebigham » Thu Jan 08, 2015 5:26 pm

The RIAA sent me a message at Twitter asking me for my mailing address and where I like to buy music.

I responded and the very next day I received a package from the RIAA!

In it was a gift card and a note saying:

"Thank you for being one of the Gold & Platinum Program's biggest fans!"

Today, the RIAA sent out this tweet:

https://twitter.com/RIAA/status/553237294443159552

@RIAA

Thank you to one of G&P's biggest fans, @BighamChris, for your advocacy & interest! ! Hope you enjoyed new holiday tunes from team @RIAA

I'm thrilled they know who I am and that they know about my tweets and support them!
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Postby borderwolf » Thu Jan 08, 2015 5:40 pm

Yeah!
The king of tweet!!!
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Postby trebor » Thu Jan 08, 2015 5:59 pm

thebigham wrote: I'm thrilled they know who I am and that they know about my tweets and support them!
Chris: Awesome! Happy for you! #SPOTLIGHT :wink:
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Postby thebigham » Thu Jan 08, 2015 6:19 pm

First album certification of 2015:

http://roughstock.com/news/2015/01/3190 ... fied-gold/

Shelton’s 2010 release, Loaded: The Best of Blake Shelton Was also certified this week by the RIAA for Platinum success.

Blake Shelton RIAA

Blake Shelton 1xP
Barn & Grill Gold
The Dreamer Gold
Pure B.S, Gold
Red River Blue 1xP
Loaded: The Best 1xP *new*
Cheers, It's Christmas Gold
Based On A True Story 1xP

Total: 6xP
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Postby revel8 » Thu Jan 08, 2015 7:39 pm

thebigham wrote:The RIAA sent me a message at Twitter asking me for my mailing address and where I like to buy music.

I responded and the very next day I received a package from the RIAA!

In it was a gift card and a note saying:

"Thank you for being one of the Gold & Platinum Program's biggest fans!"

Today, the RIAA sent out this tweet:

https://twitter.com/RIAA/status/553237294443159552

@RIAA

Thank you to one of G&P's biggest fans, @BighamChris, for your advocacy & interest! ! Hope you enjoyed new holiday tunes from team @RIAA

I'm thrilled they know who I am and that they know about my tweets and support them!
Nice work! :lol:
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Postby thebigham » Fri Jan 09, 2015 2:54 pm

https://www.facebook.com/illeagleenterprises?fref=photo

Garth Brooks, Man Against Machine 1xP
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Postby Nackar » Fri Jan 09, 2015 2:57 pm

^ Why am I not surprised, considering it's Garth Brooks? :lol:
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Postby talpone86 » Fri Jan 09, 2015 3:36 pm

Garth have also sales from his net shop that aren't counted for soundscan
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Postby Nackar » Fri Jan 09, 2015 3:46 pm

I find it hard to believe he sold about 400k from GhostTunes alone...
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Postby BadMan125 » Fri Jan 09, 2015 4:15 pm

Hmm... @ Garth Brooks' cert...
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Postby Spiderpig » Fri Jan 09, 2015 6:33 pm

Nackar wrote:I find it hard to believe he sold about 400k from GhostTunes alone...
200k would be enough (the physical version must have shipped around 700k, and yes, there are such things as digital shipments).

Btw, he sold 105 million albums in the US, not 69 million :wink:
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Postby gopolks » Fri Jan 09, 2015 8:41 pm

Congrats to Garth. the album has now sold over 500K physical copies, he hasnt released the download numbers for Ghost tunes or his
own site yet.

Thanks to his today show apperance, his album is now a top seller at amazon.

So with all this yeah, I can see why he is certified for 1xP.
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Postby danbarj » Fri Jan 09, 2015 10:11 pm

gopolks wrote:Congrats to Garth. the album has now sold over 500K physical copies, he hasnt released the download numbers for Ghost tunes or his
own site yet.

Thanks to his today show apperance, his album is now a top seller at amazon.

So with all this yeah, I can see why he is certified for 1xP.
Yes, I don't see why this is unbelievable to some. It makes sense.
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Nackar wrote:I find it hard to believe he sold about 400k from GhostTunes alone...
200k would be enough (the physical version must have shipped around 700k, and yes, there are such things as digital shipments).

Btw, he sold 105 million albums in the US, not 69 million :wink:
This.
I was waiting for Bey to drop so she could show that T&A arent the only ones smashing album SALES!!!
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