RIAA has been counting streams toward record sales since 2016, but just how many streams does it take to go platinum or gold? It depends on if you are talking about an album or a single.
How Many Streams Equal 1 Single Sale?
1 "single" sale is equal to 150 streams.
How Many Streams Equal 1 Album Sale?
1 "album" sale is equal to 150 streams.
How Many Streams to Go Gold?
- For a single to be certified Gold it needs 75 million streams
- For an album to be certified Gold it needs 750 million Streams
How Many Streams to Go Platinum?
- For a single to be certified Platinum it needs 150 million streams
- For an album to be certified Platinum it needs 1.5 billion streams
Hopefully this information helps you understand what it takes to go Gold or Platinum as an artist, producer, or songwriter. These numbers are the same for all streaming platforms (Spotify, Apple Music, Tidal, etc).
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