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
Multiplatinum Justin Bieber One Time Thabiso Nkhereanye March 16, 2015 Bughouse
Platinum One Direction One Time Thabiso Nkhereanye April 14, 2010 Bug Music
Multiplatinum Justin Bieber One Time Thabiso Nkhereanye March 16, 2015 Bughouse
Platinum Rihanna Pon de Replay Vada Nobles December 18, 2007 Warner Chappell
Platinum Karmin Broken Hearted Nick Noonan July 31, 2012 Sony/ATV
Gold Karmin Acapella Nick Noonan May 27, 2014 Sony/ATV
Gold Karmin Broken Hearted Nick Noonan August 15, 2012 SONY/ATV
Gold Troye Sivan Fools Phillip (Pip) Norman January 1, 1970 Big Deal Music
N/A DJ Khaled How many times Anthony Norris March 3, 2016 Warner/Chappell
Gold Dj Khaled Do You Mind Anthony Norris January 6, 2017 Warner/Chappell