How To Qualify For A Plaque

If you are an artist, producer, songwriter or other affiliated party who contributed to an RIAA certified title and you would like to obtain a physical plaque/award, please reach out to any of the following licensed RIAA award manufacturers to learn more.

Our licensed framers have exclusive rights to prepare our official awards, which bear a specialized RIAA hologram.  Our approved framers can work on your behalf to help obtain the record label authorization required for a plaque to be made for you.  This authorization must come from the certified title’s music label, which must first authorize plaque orders before they can be manufactured.  Once an order has been approved, the licensed framer can work with you to determine the design and quantity of awards.

Current RIAA Licensed Framers (Alphabetical):

Dejay Gold/Products             Seattle, WA
Ill-Eagle Enterprises, LTD.     Little Falls, NJ
Jewel Box Platinum               Marina Del Ray, CA
Milestone Awards                  Burbank, CA

Please note that the RIAA is unable to authenticate any existing physical plaque/award, but we can verify whether or not a title is certified.  RIAA.com hosts a free searchable database listing all RIAA certifications dating back to 1958.  RIAA does not limit the amount of plaques a music label or artist can create nor do we say how many plaques were produced (if any) for a particular project.  Our role is to certify the title, and then the recipients are free to purchase authorized plaques from RIAA approved, licensed framing companies.

We regularly work with our member companies and outside agencies to ensure that counterfeits are not readily available on the market. Working together with Sotheby's and other auction houses, the RIAA, in coordination with its anti-piracy division, has been able to identify and remove unauthorized awards from auction.

We need your help in detecting fraudulent awards.  Anyone who sees a Gold or Platinum award that claims U.S. sales certification, but does not include the RIAA hologram logo, should contact the RIAA’s anti-piracy division at badbeat@RIAA.com.