NMPA Gold & Platinum Program

NMPA Gold & Platinum Program

Since 2007, NMPA’s G&P Program honors the songwriters behind today’s most popular music. NMPA certifies songwriters of RIAA certified singles. RIAA counts both sales and on-demand streams towards its Gold (500K), Platinum (1M) and Multi-Platinum (2M+) thresholds.

In coordination with RIAA, NMPA maintains a database of all awards and certifications also notifying songwriters and music publishers that they have been certified.

RIAA certifies songs Gold & Platinum with a sales audit of each title conducted by Gelfand, Rennert & Feldman. Once a title’s sales (downloads) has been audited and verified as having reached requisite levels, a formal certification report is issued and sent to the title’s record company. NMPA then notifies appropriate songwriters and music publishers. Each publisher of certified single must be a member of NMPA to be certified. If the publisher is not a member, they will have the opportunity to become one to receive their certification.

NMPA provides the opportunity for publishers to purchase a plaque. The plaque costs $165 to produce plus shipping. G&P presentations are made throughout the year.

For more information or questions please contact:
Katie McClenny
Director of Communications and Gold & Platinum Program
National Music Publishers’ Association

  • = GOLD
Platinum Aloe Blacc The Man Aloe Blacc May 27, 2014 Warner/Chappell
Gold Rich Homie Quan Type of Way Lionel Carter November 14, 2014 Warner/Chappell
Multi-Platinum Katy Perry Last Friday Night Katy Perry August 30, 2014 Warner/Chappell
Gold Twenty-One Pilots Ride Tyler Joseph June 13, 2016 Warner/Chappell
Platinum Flo Rida GDFR Andrew Cedar May 18, 2015 Warner/Chappell
Multi-Platinum Bruno Mars Locked out of Heaven Philip Lawrence August 11, 2016 Warner/Chappell
Gold David Guetta Hey Mama Sean Douglas July 20, 2015 Warner/Chappell
Gold Jake Owen American Country Love Song Ashley Gorley September 19, 2016 Warner/Chappell
Platinum Thomas Rhett T-Shirt Ashley Gorley October 17, 2016 Warner/Chappell
Multi-Platinum Katy Perry Dark Horse Katy Perry November 16, 2015 Warner/Chappell