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(AllHipHop News) The Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) has modernized its Gold & Platinum Program to reflect the changing marketplace of music consumption. The RIAA will include on-demand audio and video streams and a track sale equivalent in Gold & Platinum Album Awards. The program's benchmarks - 500,000 (Gold), 1,000,000 (Platinum) and 2,000,000 plus (multi-Platinum) - will count both sales and streams for single and album certifications.

[ALSO READ: Eminem Becomes First Artist To Earn Two RIAA Digital Diamond Awards]
"For nearly six decades, whether it's vinyl, CDs, downloads or now streams, the Gold & Platinum Program has adapted to recognize the benchmarks of success in an evolving music marketplace," said Cary Sherman, Chairman and CEO, RIAA.  "We know that music listening - for both for albums and songs - is skyrocketing, yet that trend has not been reflected in our album certifications.  Modernizing our Album Award to include music streaming is the next logical step in the continued evolution of Gold & Platinum Awards, and doing so enables RIAA to fully reward the success of artists' albums today."

The new Album Award formula is 1,500 on-demand audio and/or video song streams equals 10 track sales which equals 1 album sale. The RIAA's Digital Single Award ratio has been updated from 100 on-demand streams equals 1 download to 150 on-demand streams equals 1 download.

Under the new model several Hip Hop and R&B artists earned gold or platinum plaques. Kendrick Lamar's To Pimp a Butterfly and Big Sean's Dark Sky Paradise are now certified platinum. Wale's Ambition is now certified gold. The Weeknd's Beauty Behind the Madness is 2X multi-platinum, and Michael Jackson's classic album Thriller is 32X multi-platinum.

Billboard began counting streaming and track equivalent sales in its album charts in 2014. Every 1,500 streams equal 1 album sale, and every 10 downloads of individual tracks add up to one album.

[ALSO READ: Billboard To Begin Counting Streaming For Album Chart]
Filed under: News Tagged: big sean, Kendrick Lamar, riaa

via: http://allhiphop.com/2016/02/02/kendrick-lamar-big-sean-earn-platinum-plaques-under-new-riaa-streaming-track-sale-equivalent-changes


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(AllHipHop News) It appears the RIAA and folks at Billboard don't agree on how to measure Rihanna's sales.

The singer will debut in the No. 27 slot on the Billboard 200 chart even though the RIAA has already certified ANTI platinum.

Billboard magazine has reported that ANTI moved 15,896 album equivalent units, including four million streams.

Reports say Samsung paid for the platinum-plus copies of the album as a download code made free to Tidal consumers.

ANTI is presently only available on Tidal and iTunes. Physical copies hit retail on Feb. 5.

Filed under: News Tagged: anti, Rihanna

via: http://allhiphop.com/2016/02/01/rihanna-debuts-at-no-27-despite-riaa-platinum-status


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(AllHipHop News) Rihanna has effectively proven that her anticipated album, ANTI, was definitely worth the wait. Today (Jan. 29), her eighth  album was certified platinum, this according to the Recording Industry Association of America. RIAA made the announcement through its official Twitter page.

[ALSO READ: Rihanna's "ANTI" Album Downloaded Over 1 Million Times In 14 Hours]
The unabashed entertainer earned several millions of digital downloads in less than one day. RiRi continues her reign as globally-embraced superstar.  Using the hashtage,  RIAA would extend its excited well-wishes. "Congratulations to @Rihanna! is officially ."

The Bajan beauty would soon share her gratitude. Rihanna has since tweeted, "THANK U NAVY!!! IS PLATINUM!!"

Check out the official tweets:

Congratulations to @Rihanna! #ANTI is officially #RIAAPlatinum. @RocNation @TIDALHiFi pic.twitter.com/Dg6c6vDLmz

— RIAA (@RIAA) January 29, 2016

THANK U NAVY!!! #ANTI IS PLATINUM!! https://t.co/mS5za0Mi05

— Rihanna (@rihanna) January 29, 2016

#ANTI is number 1 on @itunes -> https://t.co/26qonrDTp3

— Rihanna (@rihanna) January 29, 2016

Congrats to Rihanna!

Filed under: News Tagged: anti, riaa, Rihanna, Roc Nation, Tidal

via: http://allhiphop.com/2016/01/29/riri-anti-platinum


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(REGGAETON MIX) PARTY-MIXX 73 *TUS BESOS* JANUARY/2016

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Results from HBO Latino Card

  

Sergey Kovalev has a new foe on the horizon as in an IBF light heavyweight eliminator Sullivan Barrera (17-0, 12 KOs) scored a fifth round TKO over Karo Murat (27-3-1, 17 KOs), who is most known for losing to Bernard Hopkins, on Saturday night at the Glendale Civic Auditorium in Glendale, California. Barrera dropped Murat at the end of round four, a knockdown that Murat never recovered from. In the following round Barrera earned a technical stoppage over Murat with only 25 seconds into the round.

Future Gennady Golovkin foe middleweight Arif "The Mayhem" Magomedov (17-0, 10 KOs) scored a seventh round KO over southpaw Jonatan "Oso" Tavira (12-4, 9 KOs). Magomedov dropped Tavira in rounds four and seven in route to the stoppage win.

Egis Kavaliauskas (11-0, 10 KOs) scored a second round knockout over Pablo Mungia (21-10-1, 12 KOs). Welterweight Francisco "Chia" Santana (23-4-1, 11 KOs) returned to form after his lose to Sadam Ali, scored a sixth round KO over Arman Ovsepyan (14-6-11 KOs). Super welterweight Aleksander Besputin made his pro debut by scoring a second round knockout over Fernando Paliza (5-2, 5 KOs). The opening bout of the from the Glendale Civic Auditorium Konstantin Kupianskii of Russia made his pro debut in winning a unanimous decision over Reggie Young (0-2)


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Will Smith surprised many fans after he released his song “Fiesta,” his first official single since the 2000’s. Recently, the actor, formerly known as tapper the Fresh Prince, performed the new song live at this year’s Latin Grammys. Jada Pinkett Smith was also in the house to see her husband perform. The performance definitely marks the return of the Will Smith in music, a venture that the star hasn’t been a part of in over a decade.

Check out Will Smith’s “Fiesta” performance below.

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Filed under: News Tagged: actor, Fiesta, Latin Grammys, will smith

via: http://allhiphop.com/2015/11/21/check-out-will-smiths-live-performance-of-fiesta-at-the-latin-grammys


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Will Smith surprised many fans after he released his song "Fiesta," his first official single since the 2000's. Recently, the actor, formerly known as tapper the Fresh Prince, performed the new song live at this year's Latin Grammys. Jada Pinkett Smith was also in the house to see her husband perform. The performance definitely marks the return of the Will Smith in music, a venture that the star hasn't been a part of in over a decade.

Check out Will Smith's "Fiesta" performance below.


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via: http://allhiphop.com/2015/11/21/check-out-will-smiths-live-performance-of-fiesta-at-the-latin-grammys


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Will Smith Rocks The Mic With Bomba Estéreo At 2015 Latin Grammys [VIDEO]

Not too long after his wife made every photographer salivate buckets thanks to her see-through dress, Will Smith made good on his promise and took center stage alongside Bomba Estéreo for 2015 Latin Grammys.

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Da Internz - Everyday Is Valentines Day (Mixtape)

  

Chicago born, platinum & Grammy nominated production duo Da Internz release "Everyday Is Valentines Day",  8 new tracks from various artists produced by Da Internz. Stream & Download Below!

via: http://www.stackorstarvedvd.com/da-internz-everyday-is-valentines-day-mixtape


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Business Man:  Multi-Platinum Producer Antonio "Tizone" Street
Film: Destined for Greatness
 Tizone & Common

Antonio "Tizone" Street's entertainment career began as a DeeJay which led to him becoming a Multi-Platinum Producer. Tizone is also an engineer and songwriter who has had recording deals with both Elektra and Island Records.  He continues to strengthen his brand, through his companies Radar Recordz and Radar Recording Studio.

Tizone, is currently working on a film project, called"Destined 4 Greatness," with Atlas Entertainment.  The movie is scheduled to be released in the summer of 2016.

Some of the industry greats, who he has worked with includes but is not limited to, R. Kelly,  Notorious B.I.G., Mary J. Blige, Keith Sweat, Peter Mokram, R. Kelly, Cheri Dennis (Bad Boy)  and Angela Winbush.

While be recruited by Death Row Records, Tizone had the opportunity to met the late great Tupac.

Film: Destined for Greatness

His first gold album was received for the song "Funky Sounds, " which was on the Don't Be a Menace to South Central While Drinking Your Juice in the Hood," Soundtrack.  He also has two (2) multi-platinum records under his belt, Keith Sweat's "Chocolate Girl," which he rapped and co-produced on and for mixing Mary J Blige's, "It's On," featuring R. Kelly.  "It On," is from Blige's "Share My Life," album.

Keith Sweat's album sold over 4.4 and Mary J. Blige over 3 million.

Question:  When it comes to creating music for a song, what is your thinking pattern like?

Answer:  It depends. Sometimes, I come up with melodies and then build a production around the melodies.  Other times the music is created based on what I am feeling.  I let the music inspire me and to give whatever topic for the song.  I write based on my experiences or what I see other people going through, then I put it in song form.

Tizone & Common

Question:  How do you come up with beats?

Answer:  I create the beats based on the different sounds I hear.  My music is unique, because I use a lot of drums and everything is created from scratch.  My music is one (1) of a kind, a distinct sound.

Question:  When you are making music, do you view it as work or being relaxing?

Answer:  Creating music is fun for me.  It has never felt like work, ever.

Question:  What does it take to become a platinum producer?

Answer:  It takes hard work, dedication and believing in yourself, when no one else does.

Question:  You have been in the music industry for twenty (20) years, what has kept you going?

Answer:   The love and passion for music. I enjoy learning.  Each day, I learn something new about production.

Question:  What do you think about how hip hop music has evolved over the last twenty (20) years?

Answer:  Hip Hop is lacking creativity,  everything is so trendy.  Everyone is following what they consider to be hot, without truly expressing themselves.  I give a lot of props to artists such as  J. Cole, for being inspirational. His music has some soul and a certain substance to it.

I am big on instrumentation, hearing piano cords, strings and live drums.

Tizone & Carl Thomas

Question:  Do you believe artists who follow the trends, are afraid of stepping outside of the box, because "different" may not be seen as popular? 

Answer:  Yes.  It goes back to the lack of knowledge of the music.  Now people are able to label themselves as a producer and they unable to name or play any instrument.

Question:  Which awards are you most proud of and why?

Answer:  I am most proud of "Funky Sounds," "Chocolate Girls," and "It's On."  Those are some of my greatest accomplishments.

 

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J PLATINUM (@DJPlatinumRADIO) presents The THURSDAY NIGHT OLD SCHOOL RAP UP on FLEET DJ RADIO

he World Wide Fleet DJs own “Mr. SmellGood” DJ PLATINUM (@DJPlatinumRADIO) presents The THURSDAY NIGHT OLD SCHOOL RAP UP on FLEET DJ RADIO (@FleetDJRadio) at 11pm-1am EST (10pm CST, 9pm MST, 8pm PST). 2 Hours of Non Stop CLASSIC HIP HOP and R&B! Stream Live at www.FleetDJs.com or “TuneIn Radio App” @FleetDJs @NYFleetDJs #FleetNation #TeamSmellGood www.DJPlatinumMIXPASS.co


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Stro - "Skrrr" (Prod. By Platinum Pat)

  
Stro - "Skrrr" (Prod. By Platinum Pat)



And f#ck all the record labels that's giving weirdos deals...That's all I gotta say n!gga...Skrrr!

All Stro is asking on this Platinum Pat-produced track "Skrrr" is WTF is you saying??? Biting commentary delivered in the cold flow... pretty much saying damn a deejay that's on that pay-for-play, damn a rapper who only spits that 'got paper and bling' bullsh!t; even got a shot in on nipple-through-the-shirt, wearing-a-skirt Gangstalicious azz rappers out here. HAA!

STRO - SKRRR (PROD. BY PLATINUM PAT)



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Business Woman of the Week:  Ms. Carmen of Platinum Voice PR

WHO IS MS. CARMEN

Ms. Carmen is the founder of Platinum Voice PR, a full-service public relations, marketing and social media boutique headquartered in Chicago, Illinois servicing clients from a multitude of industries from aspiring artists to established brands.

How did Platinum Voice Pr come about?

Platinum Voice PR began about 5 1/2 years ago when I became bored with the traditional 9-5 workload. Growing up in the business and the love for the music industry made me step out on faith with my business. Formerly, I was an AT&T phone operator and sales consultant with tons of experience with the public.

Sy Yung, Ms. Carmen and Big O

They invested in me to go to continue my education and learn how to effectively communicate with business owners, etc. Of course, I had to take effective public-speaking classes and writing courses to complete my certification.

Also, I must add that DJ Big O, Indianapolis Program Director of Power 104.1 (WYSX) is [actually] the person that said; " You need to be in PR because I think that you would be great Ms.C!" Our first project was Atlanta Rapper, Sy Yung who appeared in the movie "42".

I'm so elated that [they] chose me, without them, Platinum Voice PR would not exist.

Who has been your biggest supporter when it comes to your career?

Ms. Carmen and Tony Neal CORE DJ CEO

My biggest supporter, first and foremost, would be me, Ms. Carmen P.

In addition to that, my Mom, Mr. Tony Neal, DJ Lomaxx and my haters! LOL

What advice would you give to someone who wants to become a PR?

*Laughes* Giving advice should be my first name! That came into fruition when I was a little girl! But back to the question, "What advice would you give to someone who wants to become a PR?" If you want to become a PR specialist make sure that you have effective writing and communicating skills, tons of contacts and an awesome personality! You must learn the business! I have found that a lot of individuals want to be in this field and they quickly find out, it's a lot of work involved.

When times got hard what motivated you to keep going?

When times get hard, my love for the music and my people keep me going. I have a lot of obstacles that I run into daily. With that said; I must stay focused and remain stress-free as much as possible.

Was becoming a PR your dream as a child? If not, what was your dream and what changed?

As a child, PR wasn't a figment of my imagination. I wanted to be a singer because my grandfather had a record company here in Chicago, and it was pretty cool being a [little] part of it. I've had the experience of traveling to several record companies, watching artists record and being in the Soul Train studios when they were in Chicago.

Carmen as a little girl (Right)

Back in the 80's, I was a vocalist in Chicago, but that dream faded away after my larynx was scratched during a surgical procedure. I don't know about any other, but my passion for music is real.

Which celebrity would you love to work with if given the opportunity and why?

OMG! I would love to work with Beyonce and Jay-Z, if given the opportunity! They are so focused in this industry, I don't care about their fame or success.

What do you believe to be the key in building a success PR firm?

I believe that "credible contacts, consistency and creativity" is the key to building a successful PR firm. In today's times, there are a lot of PR agencies out there for others to choose from! With that being said; you have to find your "niche'" in the game and continue to persevere!

Lately in the news there have been several stories of people being beaten by the police, what are your thoughts on America when it come to police brutality?

My thoughts on America when it come to police brutality is: It is an act of the new age segment of slavery! The government has us in shackles with debt, entitlements and Corporate America antics. Those who are affected by it, show their emotions by any means necessary. Unfortunately, those with the "badge" get away with it at no cost. I've seen that it doesn't matter about race, creed, color, situation, circumstance or environment, we can all be victims of police brutality.

How is it working with Tony Neal, the founder of the world's largest DJ organization CORE?

Working for Tony Neal, the founder of the Core DJs-the world's largest DJ organization, is rewarding; to say the least. With the PR game always changing in this industry, it also has it challenges. I can say Mr. Neal has helped me with a multitude of things I may not have known including; those contacts that I would have to jump over hurdles to get results. Although, I'm older than he, I look at him like a brother. When I felt overwhelmed in various situations, unlike any other boss, he has always had a listening ear without judgement.

If you had the opportunity to change one thing in society, what would it be and why?

Although, we are judged by the color of our skin, personally, I don't look at an individual in that aspect. I try to treat others fair, you know, as I want to be treated. It's sickening and heartbreaking that we are reverting back to those times. I'm going to keep my game face on and pray that I'm not tested because I'm viewed , in other's eyes as inferior to their race or races.

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(REGGAETON & EDM HOUSE MIX) *Miami Takeover 2015* SUMMER BLENDZ

LISTEN TO THE NEW MIX ON THE #DJOZZIEOLIVERA MOBILE APP

(REGGAETON & EDM HOUSE MIX) *Miami Takeover 2015* SUMMER BLENDZ

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(BACHATA MIX) PARTYMIXX 61 *NOCHE DE PASSION*

  
(BACHATA MIX) PARTYMIXX 61 *NOCHE DE PASSION*

DOWNLOAD THE NEWE MIX ON THE #DJOZZIEOLIVERA MOBILE APP

(BACHATA MIX) PARTYMIXX 61 *NOCHE DE PASSION*

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