RIAA Reminder: December Early Certification Closing Deadline

The RIAA will be closing the books for Gold & Platinum certifications early, on Wednesday, Dec. 13. Following that date, the RIAA will not accept any requests to certify any titles until after the first of January 2018.

In an effort to allow Q4 certification submissions, the organization will temporarily suspend the 30-day physical album release requirement as shown below:

  • Released by Friday 11/10/17 – eligible for certification beginning Friday 12/1/17
  • Released by Friday 11/17/17 – eligible for certification beginning Friday 12/8/17


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