Recording Industry Association of Malaysia
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Recording Industry Association of Malaysia
Recording Industry Association of Malaysia
Abbreviation RIM
Formation 1978; 40 years ago (1978)
Legal status Non-profit company
Purpose Music industry in the
Region served
Malaysian music companies
Darren Choy[1]

Persatuan Industri Rakaman Malaysia (RIM) (English: The Recording Industry Association of Malaysia) was founded on 12 December 1978, as Malaysian Association of Phonograph Producers (MAPP). In the end of the 1980s, it changed its name to Malaysian Association of Phonogram and Videogram Producers and Distributors (MAPV). It adopted its current name in 1996.

It currently represents over 180 locally incorporated recording companies and businesses, all of which are involved in the production, manufacturing and distribution of local and international sound, music video and karaoke recording. This accounts for around 95% of all legitimate recordings commercially available in the music market of Malaysia. Amongst others, RIM is the Malaysian National Group of the International Federation of the Phonographic Industry (IFPI), a Member of the Special Copyright Task Force, set up under the Ministry of Domestic Trade, Cooperatives & Consumerism (MDTCC), a Member of the Attorney General's Chambers' Copyright Law Revision Committee, a Council Member of the Communications and Multimedia Content Forum of Malaysia (CMCF), and a Member of the Asean Music Industry Association (AMIA).

It has been responsible for organising the annual music event, Anugerah Industri Muzik.

Certification levels

RIM is responsible for certifying gold and platinum albums in Malaysia, based on sales. The levels are:

Music CDs

Certification Before 1 January 1997 Before 1 January 2000 Before 1 January 2003 Before 1 January 2006 Before 1 July 2009 After 1 July 2009
Gold 100,000 50,000 25,000 15,000 10,000 7,500
Platinum 200,000 100,000 50,000 25,000 20,000 15,000

International repertoire

Certification Before 1 January 2000 Before 1 January 2003 Until 31 December 2005
Gold 25,000 15,000 10,000
Platinum 50,000 25,000 20,000

Note: Awards for domestic and international repertoire are different before 2006.

Combined sales

Introduced in July 2009.

Certification Number of copies
Gold 15,000
Platinum 30,000

Digital downloads

Introduced in July 2009.

Certification Number of copies
Gold 75,000
Platinum 150,000

Record charts

Since 2017, RIM operates a record charts that ranks the best-performing songs in Malaysia. The main RIM Chart lists the Top 20 most streamed international songs in Malaysia, with a separate chart for the Top 10 most streamed domestic songs.

See also


  1. ^ "Malaysia's RIM Charts are back". Retrieved 2017. 

External links

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