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Abpd

Associação Brasileira dos Produtores de Discos
File:Logo abpd.gif
Abbreviation ABPD
Formation April 31, 1958 (1958-04-31) (56 years ago)
Type NGO
Legal status Association
Purpose/focus Trade organization protecting music production companies' interests
Headquarters Rio de Janeiro
Location Brazil
President Paulo Rosa
Affiliations IFPI
Website www.abpd.org.br

The Associação Brasileira dos Produtores de Discos (ABPD) (English: Brazilian Association of Record Producers) is an official representative body of the record labels in the Brazilian phonographic market.[1]

About

The Brazilian Association of Record Producers, ABPD, was set up in April 1958 and represents the largest phonogram producers established in Brazil.[1] The priorities of the ABPD are to develop conditions to assist the industry in preserving the music market and developing new markets and music marketing technologies, as well as fighting online piracy and promoting appropriate legislation in the areas of copyright and neighboring right, in addition to promoting awareness of music as a cultural and economic value. Furthermore, the ABPD is engaged in conciliating the interests of the companies it represents with those of other title-holders in the area of copyright, as well as gathering statistical data and conducting market research and surveys. The ABPD is affiliated to the umbrella association, the International Federation of the Phonographic Industry (IFPI), with over 1,400 member companies in 66 countries.[1]

The ABPD is also responsible for the issuance of certification awards authorized by recording companies, in recognition of the work of performers, through the awarding of "special discs", i.e. Gold, Platinum and Diamond Discs, for units sold. In the anti-piracy area, the ABPD established the "Association for the Protection of the Intellectual Property Rights of the Phonographic Industry", APDIF, in 1995, and this body is involved since then in the fight against music piracy in their operational, logistic and legal aspects.[1]

Affiliates

All companies associated with ABPD[2]

Sales certification

Before 1990, there are no music certification award, in Brazil. Following that, the certification levels were:[5]

List of certified albums

The following is a list of albums that have been certified by the Associação Brasileira dos Produtores de Discos.

Gold

Platinum

Double Platinum

Diamond

References

External links

  • Official website (Portuguese)
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