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 Kanye West Gold Digger Kanye West December 18, 2007 EMI
Gold Kanye West Black Skinhead Kanye West May 18, 2015 EMI
Multi-Platinum Jay-Z and Linkin Park Numb/Encore Kanye West September 14, 2017 EMI
Multi-Platinum Big Sean Bounce Back Kanye West September 14, 2017 EMI
Platinum Keri Hilson Knock You Down Kanye West July 15, 2011 EMI
Multiplatinum Kanye West Stronger Kanye West March 17, 2015 EMI
Multi-Platinum Kanye West Heartless Kanye West March 20, 2012 EMI
Gold Kanye West Blood On The Leaves Kanye West May 18, 2015 EMI
Gold J. Cole Work Out Kanye West January 15, 2012 EMI
Platinum Big Sean One Man Can Change The World Kanye West June 9, 2017 EMI