Jay-Z made headlines when he announced his new album “Magna Carter Holy Grail” through a partnership with technology company Samsung. They will give away a million copies of Hov’s new album. Jay-Z went on a Twitter rant about new rules and sparked a debate as to whether the album sales will be counted.
Well the RIAA announced today a new change in their gold and platinum certification process in a blog post by RIAA director, Liz Kennedy:
We think it’s time for the RIAA – and Gelfand, Rennert & Feldman – to align our digital song and album certification requirements. That’s why today we are officially updating this rule in our G&P Program requirements. Going forward, sales of albums in digital format will become eligible on the release date, while sales of albums in physical format will still become eligible for certification 30 days after the release date.
Seems like Jay-Z got his way we are now looking at new rules in the digital age.
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