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

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Gold Ed Sheeran Lego House Ed Sheeran October 7, 2013 Sony/ATV
Multi-Platinum Lady Gaga Just Dance Stefani Germanotta May 15, 2011 Sony/ATV
Multi-Platinum Fun. We Are Young Jeff Bhasker April 12, 2012 Sony/ATV
Multi-Platinum Bruno Mars The Lazy Song Keinan Warsame October 7, 2013 Sony/ATV
Multi-Platinum American Authors Best Day of My Life Aaron Accetta August 30, 2014 Sony/ATV
Platinum David Cook Light On Chris Cornell April 14, 2010 Sony/ATV
Platinum Jason Derulo Ridin' Solo Jonathan Rotem February 15, 2011 Sony/ATV
Platinum Justin Bieber Somebody To Love Ray Romulus December 15, 2012 Sony/ATV
Multi-Platinum Ed Sheeran Thinking Out Loud Ed Sheeran July 19, 2016 Sony/ATV
Gold Sam Smith Leave Your Lover Sam Smith June 10, 2015 Sony/ATV