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 Iggy Azalea Fancy John Turner November 10, 2016 Sony/ATV
Multi-Platinum Taylor Swift Wildest Dreams Taylor Swift October 17, 2016 Sony/ATV
Gold Alessia Cara Scars To Your Beautiful Alessia Caracciolo January 6, 2017 Sony/ATV
Gold Nicki Minaj Right Thru Me Andrew Thielk April 10, 2011 Sony/ATV
Gold Miranda Lambert Heart Like Mine Miranda Lambert December 15, 2011 Sony/ATV
Gold Rise Against Re-Education Zach Blair October 7, 2013 Sony/ATV
Multi-Platinum Akon Smack That Aliaune Thiam February 28, 2008 Sony/ATV
Multi-Platinum Lady Gaga Paparazzi Rob Fusari May 15, 2011 Sony/ATV
Multi-Platinum Miranda Lambert Gunpowder and Lead Miranda Lambert October 7, 2013 Sony/ATV
Platinum Fall Out Boy This Ain't a Scene, It's An Arms Race Pete Wentz December 18, 2007 Sony/ATV