RIAA has been counting streams as record sales for a few years now, but just how many streams does it take to go platinum or gold? Well it depends on if you are talking about an album or a single. We did the research & we have the answers. Lets talk about going gold with streaming as well how many streams is platinum these days.
How Many Streams Equal 1 Single Sale?
1 "single" sale or certification unit 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
I hope you find the above information useful as a quick & easy go-to guide for figuring out how many streams to go gold & platinum as an artist, producer, or songwriter. These numbers are the same for all streaming platforms (Spotify, Apple Music, Tidal, etc)
Here is a clip from the Producergrind Podcast where host CEODylan breaks down the math during our DJ Toomp interview. In this video they discuss how much money is made off of going Gold & Platinum on Spotify.