The gold disc: one million pop fans can’t be wrong

Osborne, Richard ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-4111-8980 (2020) The gold disc: one million pop fans can’t be wrong. In: Music by numbers: the use and abuse of statistics in the music industries. Osborne, Richard ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-4111-8980 and Laing, Dave, eds. intellect, Bristol, UK, pp. 39-55. ISBN 9781789382532, e-ISBN 9781789382556, e-ISBN 9781789382549. [Book Section] (Accepted/In press)

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Abstract

This chapter looks at sales awards in the music industries. It addresses some of the standards and variables relating gold discs, silver discs, platinum discs and diamond discs. It looks at the history of these trophies and examines the rules by which they can be acquired. It looks at the record company accounting that the sales awards tend to obscure. It addresses the continuing use of these awards in the digital age. It looks at the musical culture that they endorse, examining their impact upon artistic creation and audience reception.

Item Type: Book Section
Research Areas: A. > School of Media and Performing Arts > Performing Arts > Music group
Item ID: 29828
Notes on copyright: This is an Accepted Manuscript of a chapter published by Intellect in 'Music by numbers: the use and abuse of statistics in the music industries', the final published version is available at: https://www.intellectbooks.com/music-by-numbers
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Depositing User: Richard Osborne
Date Deposited: 11 May 2020 16:40
Last Modified: 04 Feb 2021 17:09
URI: https://eprints.mdx.ac.uk/id/eprint/29828

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