Gold Rush Vinyl is proud to be an authorized vendor of RIAA® Certified Gold® and Platinum® Award plaques.
Celebrate your musical accomplishments with real 24-karat gold-, silver- and platinum-finished records.
Why choose us for your awards?
Q: "Who can order these RIAA-Certified Awards?"
A: Per the Recording Industry Association of America website, "Any artist, label, or other affiliated party who contributed to an RIAA certified title (riaa.com/gold-platinum/) and would like to obtain a physical plaque can do so. Our licensed framers have exclusive rights to prepare our official awards, which bear a specialized RIAA hologram, and they 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 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. RIAA does not limit the amount of plaques a music label or artist can create, nor do we provide information on the number of plaques produced (if any) for a particular project."
If you do not have the proper approvals or licenses, our sister company can work with you on non-certified award plaques. Please contact Gold Records USA
Q: "Why choose you for our award plaques?"
A: As only one of five RIAA-certified vendors, we are proud to be the only awards plaque manufacturer using real precious metal on our records. Our team knows the value behind your greatest musical achievements and wants your award to have the highest quality production to match it. Celebrate your next award in style with a 100% authentic framed Gold® or Platinum® record.
Q: "What is your lead time?"
A: Lead time will depend upon the type of plaque you order, but we estimate 3-4 weeks from when an order is placed to it being shipped.
Q: "Do you really use actual gold and silver?"
A: Yes, our plating process turns records into gold, silver and platinum. Unlike competitors that use fake materials, your Gold Rush Vinyl-produced plaque will use real metal to help the award plaque really shine!
Q: "What’s the difference between a real gold record vs a fake one?"
A: What’s the difference between a diamond ring vs a plastic one? When you’re ready to celebrate the big achievements in your life, there’s no question about which to choose! We want the best for the best. That’s why we can guarantee that, unlike our competitors, we will always prioritize plating your real record with real metal.
Q: "Can I order one of these plaques as a fan?"
A: RIAA award plaques are reserved for artists and designated individuals that have worked on an RIAA certified single or album. To place an order, you must provide proof of your credentials in this form here.
Just looking for a framed gold or silver record of your favorite album? For all fan inquiries, please refer to our consumer website: https://goldrecordsusa.com
Q: "Who is the RIAA?"
A: The Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) is a trade organization that represents the music industry in the United States. They track artists’ successes from a data driven perspective, awarding them various certifications based on their music sales and streams. When an artist announces their album or single has gone “Gold®, Platinum®, Multi-Platinum®, or Diamond®”, they are using RIAA coined terminology to describe their commercial growth.
Q: "What types of plaques do you offer?"
A: We offer standard configurations as well as custom designed frames. Once we have reviewed your authorization forms and confirmed you are eligible for an award plaque, you will receive a customized order link with your options. Here are some samples:
Q: "What if I want a custom design?"
A: Let us help! For custom inquiries, please fill out the standard order form here. One of our representatives should be in touch with you within 72 hours to get the details about the order and to spec out the graphic design work with you.