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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Multi-Platinum Katy Perry Hot N Cold Katy Perry April 30, 2009 Warner Chappell
Multi-Platinum T.I. Whatever You Like David Siegel April 30, 2009 Warner Chappell
Platinum Evanescence Call Me When You're Sober Terry Balsamo April 30, 2009 Bug
Gold John Legend Green Light James Ho April 30, 2009 Bug Music
Platinum Beyonce If I Were A Boy Brittany Carlson April 30, 2009 Cherry Lane
Platinum Beyonce If I Were A Boy Toby Gad April 30, 2009 Cherry Lane
Gold Beyonce Green Light Richard Nowels April 30, 2009 EMI
Gold The Fray You Found Me Isaac Slade April 30, 2009 EMI
Platinum Beyonce Beautiful Liar Amanda Ghost April 30, 2009 EMI
Platinum Beyonce Beautiful Liar Tor Hermansen April 30, 2009 EMI