Pro-Música Brasil

Pro-Música Brasil
FormationApril 1958; 64 years ago (1958-04)
Legal statusAssociation
PurposeTrade organization protecting music production companies' interests
HeadquartersRio de Janeiro
Paulo Rosa

Pro-Música Brasil (PMB), previously 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.


The Brazilian Association of Record Producers, ABPD, was set up in April 1958 and represents the largest phonogram producers established in Brazil. In 2016, the ABPD was renamed Pro-Música Brasil.


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.

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.


All companies associated with Pro-Música Brasil:

Sales certification

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

Digital media certification

From November 2008, digital media sales were also certified by APBD with the following certification levels:

  • Gold: 50,000
  • Platinum: 100,000
  • Diamond: 500,000
  • Gold: 30,000
  • Platinum: 60,000
  • Diamond: 250,000

Digital certifications were active for both albums (digital álbum, or DAL) and singles (digital música or DMS), using the same certification levels. Physical CD sales continued to be certified separately. The last digital certification for singles was awarded by APBD in 2013 while the last digital album was thus certified in 2015.

Starting in 2017, the certifications for digital sales were united with those of actual sales with the following rules. For the sake of album certifications, paid digital downloads of full albums are equal to a physical album sale. Paid digital downloads of singles from the album are also counted for album certification, where ten singles downloads are equivalent to one album sale. For audio and video streams of one or more tracks in the album, 5,000 streams are equivalent to one album. Single certifications are based on digital download. For audio and video streaming, 500 streams are equal to one download. The thresholds for both album and single certifications are the ones previously assigned to CDs.

List of Diamond certified albums

The following is a list of albums that have been certified Diamond or more by Pro-Música Brasil (and previously Associação Brasileira dos Produtores de Discos).

Quadruple Diamond

Triple Diamond

Double Diamond


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