Musiikkituottajat – IFPI Finland ry, or Musiikkituottajat for short, (English: Music Producers; formerly known as Suomen Ääni- ja kuvatallennetuottajat ÄKT), IFPI Finland in English, is the umbrella organization of recording producers active in Finland, with 23 record labels as its members.
The aim of the association is "to improve the cultural-political situation and legal protections of record production, develop the distribution and production of recordings and music videos and participate in governing and overseeing the production rights". Musiikkituottajat is the Finnish representative of the International Federation of the Phonographic Industry (IFPI). It is also one of the three member associations of Gramex.
Since 1994, Musiikkituottajat has been responsible for composing the official records chart, the Official Finnish Charts. The list was produced in cooperation with the Finnish Broadcasting Company (Yleisradio) until late 2009. The association governs the ISRC codes used in Finland and it also keeps account of the best-selling recordings of all time in Finland and awards acts with the gold and platinum certifications (below).
In certifying recordings sold in Finland, Musiikkituottajat takes into account both physical and digital sales. The certifications awarded by Musiikkituottajat and their sales limits are the following:
Note: Domestic albums use the current threshold for albums released on or after January 1, 2010. For foreign albums, the threshold was used for albums released on or after January 1, 2008. Double, triple and multi-platinum award levels were introduced in 1989.
Video certifications was introduced in June 2004. For extended plays, it uses the current thresholds, for releases on or after January 1, 2010.
Music recording certification was introduced in Finland in September 1971.
|Certification||Before July 1973||Before October 1975||Before January 1994||Before January 2001||Before January 2010||Since January 2010|
|Certification||Before January 1989||Before January 1994||Before January 2001||Before January 2010||Since January 2010|
|Certification||From October 1975 until December 31, 1988|
|Certification||Before January 1, 1991||Since January 1, 1991|
|Certification||Since January 1, 1994|
The organization was established in 1970 under the name Äänilevytuottajat ("Sound Record Producers"). Before 1970, the companies in the industry were unionized in Soitinalan Tuottajaliitto ("Organization of Musical Instrument Producers"). In 1982, the organization took the name Suomen Ääni- ja kuvatallennetuottajat ÄKT, which became the current Musiikkituottajat on August 26, 2010.
Musiikkituottajat organizes the following annual events:
In addition, Musiikkituottajat organized the JANNE Awards for the best productions in classical music. The awards were cancelled in 2002 and since 2006, the awards have been incorporated in the Emma Awards.
As of March 2011[update] the board includes: