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 Kid Cudi Erase Me Kanye West October 17, 2016 EMI
Gold Jay-Z and Kanye West Ni**as In Paris Kanye West January 15, 2012 EMI
Multi-Platinum Rihanna B**tch Better Have My Money Kanye West August 11, 2016 EMI
Multi-Platinum Jay-Z and Kanye West Ni**as In Paris Kanye West February 7, 2012 EMI
Multi-Platinum J. Cole Work Out Kanye West July 25, 2013 EMI
Platinum Little Big Town Boondocks James Westbrook July 8, 2013 Warner/Chappell
Gold Little Big Town Little White Church Jimi Westbrook August 15, 2011 Warner/Chappell
Multi-Platinum All American Rejects Gives You Hell Nick Wheeler February 17, 2012 Universal
Gold Sum 41 The Hell Song Deryck Whibley June 10, 2015 EMI
Gold Sum 41 The Hell Song Deryck Whibley June 10, 2015 EMI