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

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Gold Boys Like Girls Thunder Martin Johnson April 30, 2009 EMI
Gold Boys Like Girls Hero/Heroine Martin Johnson April 30, 2009 EMI
Gold The Fray You Found Me Joseph King April 30, 2009 EMI
Gold J. Holiday Suffocate Terius Nash April 30, 2009 peermusic
Gold J. Holiday Suffocate Tricky Stewart April 30, 2009 peermusic
Multi-Platinum Beyonce Single Ladies Tricky Stewart April 30, 2009 peermusic
Gold Evanescence My Immortal Amy Lee April 30, 2009 S1 Songs
Platinum Evanescence Call Me When You're Sober Amy Lee April 30, 2009 S1 Songs America
Gold John Mayer Say John Mayer April 30, 2009 Sony/ATV
Gold Rascal Flatts My Wish Steve Robson April 30, 2009 Sony/ATV