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
Multi-Platinum Katy Perry Last Friday Night N/A N/A August 30, 2014 Downtown
Platinum Calvin Harris I Need Your Love N/A N/A November 20, 2013 Downtown
Gold Shinedown Diamond Eyes Bass N/A July 19, 2016 E Bass Music, Songs MP (BMI)
Platinum Nelly Ft. Jeremih The Fix Rollins N/A July 22, 2016 G Staff Publishing, Songs of SMP (ASCAP)
Gold Carrie Underwood See You Again N/A N/A October 7, 2013 Haber
Platinum Nelly Ft. Jeremih The Fix Haynes Jr. N/A July 21, 2016 Jackie Frost Music, Inc., Songs of SMP (ASCAP)
Multi-Platinum Maroon 5 Moves Like Jagger Shellback N/A November 15, 2011 Kobalt
Gold Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness Cecilia and the Satellite McMahon N/A July 19, 2016 Left Here Publishing, Songs of SMP (ASCAP)
Gold Panic! at the Disco Hallelujah Wright N/A July 19, 2016 Makeout Music Company, Songs of SMP
Platinum Nelly Ft. Jeremih The Fix Adam N/A July 22, 2016 Mike Free Productions, Songs Music Publishing (SESAC)