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RIAA Launches Master Ringtone Awards

That’s all we needed…Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) has announced the launch of a Master Ringtone Sales Award….makes sense considering the number of ringtones being sold (but keep in mind this is only master ringtones, NOT polyphonic or mono). This marks a significant update of the RIAA’s 47-year old Gold and Platinum program.
The first group of recepients includes 128 titles that encompasses tracks on all the major record companies, representing artists in a variety of musical genres, including AC/DC, Beastie Boys, Beyonce, Black-Eyed Peas, Cyndi Lauper and Marvin Gaye. There are 84 Gold awards, 40 Platinum and four Multi-Platinum Master Ringtone certifications.
E Online: The only ones that have already achieved multi-platinum status–are T-Pain’s “I’m N Luv (Wit a Stripper),” D4L’s “Laffy Taffy,” Black Eyed Peas’ “My Humps,” and Chamillionaire’s “Ridin’.”