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 Beyonce Beautiful Liar Mikkel Eriksen April 30, 2009 Sony/ATV
Multi-Platinum Beyonce Single Ladies Thaddis Harrell April 30, 2009 Sony/ATV
Multi-Platinum Natasha Bedingfield Pocketful of Sunshine John Shanks April 30, 2009 Sony/ATV
Gold Sugarland Come on Get Higher Matt Nathanson April 30, 2009 Stage Three Songs
Gold Avril Lavigne Smile Darren Lewis April 30, 2009 Universal
Gold Pitbull Krazy Armando Perez April 30, 2009 Universal
Gold Pitbull Krazy Jonathan Smith April 30, 2009 Universal
Gold Adele Chasing Pavements Francis White April 30, 2009 Universal
Multi-Platinum Coldplay Viva La Vida Guy Berryman April 30, 2009 Universal
Multi-Platinum Coldplay Viva La Vida Jonathan Buckland April 30, 2009 Universal