Recording Industry Association of Malaysia

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Recording Industry Association of Malaysia
Formation1978; 46 years ago (1978)
Legal statusNon-profit company
PurposeMusic Industry in Malaysia
Region served
Malaysian Recording Industry
Kenny Ong [1]

Persatuan Industri Rakaman Malaysia (RIM) (English: Recording Industry Association of Malaysia) is a Malaysian non-profit music organisation, founded on 12 December 1978, as the 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 340 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.[2] This accounts for around 95% of all legitimate recordings commercially available in the music market of Malaysia.[2]

Under the Ministry of Domestic Trade & Consumer Affairs (MDTCA), RIM is a member of the Ministry's Special Copyright Task Force.[2] It was also a member of the Attorney General's Chambers' Copyright Law Revision Committee.[2]

The International Federation of the Phonographic Industry (IFPI) recognises RIM as the National Group for Malaysia. The RIM Chairman sits on the IFPI Asia/Pacific Regional Board.[3] RIM also is a member of the Asean Music Industry Association (AMIA).[2]

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

Certification levels[edit]

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

RIM Charts[edit]

Since 2017, RIM operates several record charts that rank the best-performing songs in Malaysia. The main RIM Chart lists the Top 20 most streamed international & domestic songs in Malaysia, with a separate chart for the Top 10 most streamed domestic songs.[4][5]

As of the issue for the week ending July 1, 2021, the RIM International Charts has had 59 different number-one songs, while the RIM Domestic Charts has had 41 different number-one songs.

Starting the week ending 24 March 2022, the Top 20 International and Domestic Singles chart was reconfigured to be exclusively for International single releases, while the Top 10 Domestic Singles chart was reconfigured into a Malay songs chart. Also in the same week, the Top 10 Chinese Singles chart was introduced. [6]

Song achievements[edit]

Songs with most weeks at number one[edit]

16 weeks

14 weeks

12 weeks

11 weeks

10 weeks

Number-one songs[edit]

2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022 2023 2024

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Malaysia's RIM Charts are back". Retrieved 7 October 2017.
  2. ^ a b c d e "Recording Industry Association of Malaysia – About RIM". Retrieved 30 October 2018.
  3. ^ "Our Boards — IFPI — Representing the recording industry worldwide". Retrieved 30 October 2018.
  4. ^ "RIM ANNOUNCES THE RETURN OF RIM CHARTS". 3 March 2017. Retrieved 20 August 2019.
  5. ^ "Recording Industry Association of Malaysia (RIM) announces the return of RIM Charts, making a comeback after more than a decade of absence in 2006". The Edge Markets. 2 March 2017. Retrieved 30 November 2017.
  6. ^ Alhamzah, Tahir (6 April 2022). "#Showbiz: RIM launches first on-air chart show on HITZ, ERA and MY". New Straits Times. Retrieved 9 April 2022.

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