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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Gold Miranda Cosgrove Kissing U Claude Kelly February 15, 2011 Warner/Chappell
Multi-Platinum Miranda Lambert Gunpowder and Lead N/A N/A October 7, 2013 Bluewater Music
Gold Miranda Lambert Only Prettier Natalie Hemby May 15, 2012 Bluewater Music
Platinum Miranda Lambert White Liar Natalie Hemby May 15, 2012 Bluewater Music
Gold Miranda Lambert Automatic Natalie Hemby August 30, 2014 EMI
Gold Miranda Lambert Automatic Natalie Hemby August 30, 2014 EMI
Gold Miranda Lambert Mama's Broken Heart Shane McAnally May 2, 2013 Kobalt
Gold Miranda Lambert Baggage Claim Miranda Lambert August 15, 2012 Sony/ATV
Gold Miranda Lambert Only Prettier Miranda Lambert September 15, 2011 Sony/ATV
Gold Miranda Lambert Over You Miranda Lambert April 12, 2012 Sony/ATV