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
kmcclenny@nmpa.org

SORT AWARDS BY:
  • = GOLD
  • = PLATINUM
  • = MULTI PLATINUM
AWARD ARTIST SONG SONGWRITER DATE CERTIFIED PUBLISHER
Multi-Platinum Katy Perry Firework Sandy Wilhelm May 15, 2011 EMI
Platinum Taio Cruz Higher Sandy Wilhelm January 15, 2012 EMI
Platinum Rihanna S&M Sandy Wilhelm January 15, 2012 EMI
Gold Natasha Bedingfield Love Like This Wayne Wilkins February 28, 2008 EMI
Platinum Beyonce Sweet Dreams Wayne Wilkins April 14, 2010 Sony/ATV
Gold Natasha Bedingfield Love Like This Wayne Wilkins February 28, 2008 EMI
Gold Cold War Kids First Nathan Willet April 11, 2016 Downtown
Gold Cold War Kids First Nathan Willet April 11, 2016 Downtown
Multi-Platinum Disclosure Latch Guy William Lawrence April 22, 2015 Universal
Platinum Jay Z & Kanye West Gotta Have it Pharrell Williams November 16, 2015 EMI