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 Wale Bad Tiara Thomas June 10, 2015 Sony/ATV
Gold Wale My PYT James Ingram December 8, 2016 Warner/Chappell
Gold Wale Bad Olubowale Akintimehin July 8, 2013 Warner/Chappell
Platinum Wale Bad Olubowale Akintimehin June 10, 2015 Warner/Chappell
Gold Wale The Body Carter Grand April 7, 2017 BMG
Gold Wale That Way Keith James April 7, 2017 Sony/ATV
Gold Wale That Way William Roberts April 7, 2017 Sony/ATV
Gold Wale That Way Jeremy Felton April 7, 2017 Universal
Gold Wale The Body Jeremy Felton April 7, 2017 Universal
Gold Wale The Body Robert Kelly April 7, 2017 Universal