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 Uncle Kracker Smile Matt Shafer February 17, 2012 Warner/Chappell
Platinum Usher Scream Usher Raymond July 25, 2013 EMI
Platinum Usher Scream Max Martin July 9, 2013 Kobalt
Platinum Usher Scream Savan Kotecha July 9, 2013 Kobalt
Platinum Usher Scream N/A Shellback July 9, 2013 Kobalt
Platinum Usher Scream Usher Raymond July 25, 2013 EMI
Platinum Vance Joy Riptide James Keogh March 10, 2015 Warner/Chappel
Multi-platinum Vance Joy Riptide James Keogh May 18, 2015 Warner/Chappell
Platinum Vance Joy Mess is mine James Keogh September 19, 2016 Warner/Chappell
Gold Waka Flocka Flame Hard In Da Paint Juaquin Malphurs May 5, 2016 Warner/Chappell