Musiikkituottajat

Musiikkituottajat – IFPI Finland ry, or Musiikkituottajat for short, (English: Music Producers; formerly known as Suomen Ääni- ja kuvatallennetuottajat ÄKT)[1] is the umbrella organization of recording producers active in Finland, with 23 record labels as its members.

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Activity

The aim of the association is "to improve the cultural-political situation and legal protections of record production, develop the distribution and production of recordings and music videos and participate in governing and overseeing the production rights". Musiikkituottajat is the Finnish representative of the International Federation of the Phonographic Industry (IFPI). It is also one of the three member associations of Gramex.[2]

Since 1994, Musiikkituottajat has been responsible for composing the official records chart, Finland's Official List. The list was produced in cooperation with the Finnish Broadcasting Company (Yleisradio) until late 2009. The association governs the ISRC codes used in Finland and it also keeps account of the best-selling recordings of all time in Finland and awards acts with the gold and platinum certifications (below).

Sales certification

In certifying recordings sold in Finland, Musiikkituottajat takes into account both physical and digital sales. The certifications awarded by Musiikkituottajat and their sales limits are the following:[3]

Albums

  • Gold: 10,000
  • Platinum: 20,000
  • Double platinum: 40,000
  • Triple platinum: 60,000
  • (etc.)

Note: Domestic albums use the current threshold for albums released on or after January 1, 2010. For foreign albums, the threshold was used for albums released on or after January 1, 2008. Double, triple and multi-platinum award levels were introduced in 1989.

Singles, EPs and DVDs

  • Gold: 5,000
  • Platinum: 10,000
  • Double platinum: 20,000
  • (etc.)

Video certifications was introduced in June 2004. For extended plays, it uses the current thresholds, for releases on or after January 1, 2010.

Certifcation levels (timeline)

Music recording certification was introduced in Finland in September 1971.

Albums

Gold

Certification Before July 1973 Before October 1975 Before January 1994 Before January 2001 Before January 2010 Since January 2010
Gold 20,000 15,000 25,000 20,000 15,000 10,000

Platinum

Certification Before January 1989 Before January 1994 Before January 2001 Before January 2010 Since January 2010
Platinum 100,000 50,000 40,000 30,000 20,000

Diamond

Certification From October 1975 until December 31, 1988
Diamond 50,000

Singles

Gold

Certification Before January 1, 1991 Since January 1, 1991
Gold 10,000 5,000

Platinum

Certification Since January 1, 1994
Platinum 10,000

History

The organization was established in 1970 under the name Äänilevytuottajat ("Sound Record Producers"). Before 1970, the companies in the industry were unionized in Soitinalan Tuottajaliitto ("Organization of Musical Instrument Producers"). In 1982, the organization took the name Suomen Ääni- ja kuvatallennetuottajat ÄKT,[2] which became the current Musiikkituottajat on August 26, 2010.

Events

Musiikkituottajat organizes the following annual events:

  • Emma Awards for the most successful artists and professionals of the year
  • Muuvi Awards for the best music videos of the year

In addition, Musiikkituottajat organized the JANNE Awards for the best productions in classical music. The awards were cancelled in 2002 and since 2006, the awards have been incorporated in the Emma Awards.

Management

Activities directors

  • Arto Alaspää 1975–2009[4]
  • Lauri Rechardt 2010–present[4]

Board

As of March 2011 the board includes:[5]

  • Chairperson: Niko Nordström (Warner Music)
  • Vice Chairperson: Epe Helenius (Sound of Finland)
Members:
  • Jarkko Nordlund (Ratas Music Group)
  • Joose Berglund (Universal Music Group)
  • Juha Ruuska (Stupido Records)
  • Kimmo Valtanen (KSF Entertainment Group)
  • Markku Takkunen (Sony Music Entertainment)
  • Tapio Korjus (EMI)
  • Tom Pannula (Rockadillo, IndieCo)
  • Playground Music Bam

See also

  • Finland's Official List

References

External links


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