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 The Weeknd In The Night Tesfaye N/A July 19, 2016 Songs of SMP (ASCAP)
Gold The Weeknd In The Night Tesfaye N/A July 19, 2016 Songs of SMP (ASCAP)
Gold Rascal Flatts Rewind N/A N/A August 30, 2014 Spirit
Multi-Platinum YG My Hitta Craig N/A November 10, 2016 Ultra
Gold A$AP Ferg Shabba Matthew Alexander N/A November 10, 2016 Ultra
Gold A$AP Ferg Shabba Curtis Lee N/A November 10, 2016 Ultra
Platinum French Montana Pop That Not ours N/A October 7, 2013 UMPG
Multi-Platinum Pharrell Williams Happy N/A N/A May 27, 2014 UMPG
Platinum Justin Timberlake 4 Minutes to Save the World Madonna N/A September 25, 2008 Warner Chappell
Multi-Platinum Ariana Grande Problem ILYA N/A July 20, 2015 Warner/Chappell