Question 1: Almost all countries follow variations of the ________ categories, which are named after the precious materials , gold and platinum ( diamond is also used in some countries). silver
Question 2: The first official designation of a "gold record" by the RIAA was established for singles in 1958, and the RIAA also ________ the term "gold record" in the United States.
Question 4: Like many ________ awards and rankings, the measurement is usually based on wholesale shipments to all types of retail outlets, not actual retail sales or financial transactions.
Question 5: The ________ (IFPI) awards the IFPI Platinum Europe Award for album sales over one million within Europe and (as of October 2009) the Middle East.
Question 6: Originally applied to LP records, certification is now most commonly awarded for ________ sales.
Question 7: The plaques, depending on size and elaborateness of design, cost anywhere between ________135 and $275, most often ordered and purchased by the record label that issued the original recording.
Question 8: In June 2006, the RIAA certified 84 songs as gold winners for ________ downloads, 40 as platinum and 4 as multiplatinum.
Question 9: The first of these was awarded by RCA to ________ in February 1942, celebrating 1,200,000 sales of " Chattanooga Choo Choo".
Question 10: Music recording sales certification is a system of certifying that a ________ recording has shipped a certain number of copies.