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Instructions for the Certification Request Template

Beginning with Contact Information, please fill out the required data for the following sections Requested by, Billing Contact, Billing Address and Member/Company. The “Requested by” section is the point of contact for any questions from either the RIAA or our auditors during the certification process should be listed in the “Requested by” section. Billing sections determine who will receive the invoice for payment from the RIAA. If the “Billing Contact” and “Requested by” are the same person, please enter the information in both fields. Please note, only one invoice will be generated and emailed per request template. If multiple invoices for multiple artists are needed, you must submit multiple requests.

 

Under Certification Request, please fill out every field. Each row represents one title that is being requested for certification. If you have any questions about specific requirements, refer to the Glossary.  Please select the highest certification status level that you are requesting (Gold, Platinum or Multi-Platinum) – Oro y Platino Latin thresholds are different and can be found at http://riaa.com/gold-platinum/about-awards or on the Glossary sheet.

 

Before submitting your form, make sure that the request accurately shows the current level of certification, which can be found at http://riaa.com/gold-platinum. If you would like your certification to remain hidden from our website upon completion of audit, please select YES in the Hidden column. It’s imperative that you enter the correct current level of the title you are requesting to be certified. Please note, any hidden certification(s) will not appear on the  website until the label contact requests them to be public.

 

If every field on the request form is not correctly completed, your submission will not be approved and you will be notified by an RIAA representative.

 

Member companies pay a non-refundable fee of $350 per certification and may submit multiple titles for certification on the request template, receiving a bulk discount. The discount only applies to titles that have the same billing contact, are submitted on one request and are included on one invoice. For more information, please email at certifications@riaa.com.

 

Non-member companies pay a non-refundable fee of $450 per title and per level that must be pre-paid before the audit can begin. Please find information about becoming a member here.

Contact Information

Requested By This section is the point of contact during the certification process for any questions from either the RIAA or our auditors.

Billing Contact This section determine who will receive the invoice from the RIAA. If the “Billing Contact” and “Requested by” contact are the same person, please enter the information in both fields.

Billing Address This section determine who will receive the invoice from the RIAA.


Please upload your required audit data here.

All supporting documentation must be provided to both the RIAA and GR&F when submitting the RIAA Certification Request Template. Please note that this information will not be reviewed until officially in audit. Please make sure to thoroughly review Certification Criteria - RIAA and Apply - RIAA, including thresholds, eligible DSPs, and sales and streams only occurring in the United States. **Please note that Luminate/Sound Scan/Music Connect/MRC is not eligible towards RIAA certification.

Certification Request