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
Multi-Platinum Fall Out Boy Sugar We're Goin' Down Andrew Hurley October 1, 2009 Sony/ATV
Platinum Ne-Yo Closer Mikkel Eriksen March 5, 2009 Sony/ATV
Platinum Taylor Swift Tim McGraw Taylor Swift April 15, 2010 Sony/ATV
Platinum Josh Turner Why Don't We Just Dance Jim Beavers July 25, 2013 Sony/ATV
Platinum Big Sean Blessings Tor Hermansen July 20, 2015 Sony/ATV
Gold Kid Ink Be Real Brian Collins August 19, 2015 Sony/ATV
Gold Major Lazer Cold Water Ed Sheeran November 10, 2016 Sony/ATV
Gold Blake Shelton Footloose Kenny Loggins November 10, 2016 Sony/ATV
Gold Fifth Harmony All In My Head (Flex) Lauren Jauregui October 17, 2016 Sony/ATV
Gold Miranda Lambert Gunpowder and Lead Miranda Lambert March 5, 2009 Sony/ATV