Ringtones Now Recognized With Gold, Platinum Certifications

Ringtones will now be awarded for sales of gold and platinum by the RIAA, the organization announced Wednesday (June 15). Only ringtones with the actual vocals of the artists’ original song — known as master ringtones — will be recognized. Gold ringtones signify 500,000 downloads. Platinum marks 1 million downloads. The RIAA has already certified 84 gold, 40 platinum and four multi-platinum ringtones.