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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Multi-Platinum Robin Thicke Blurred Lines Pharrell Williams November 20, 2013 EMI
Platinum Jhene Aiko The Worst Pharrell Williams March 16, 2015 EMI
Multi-Platinum Ed Sheeran Sing Pharrell Williams August 11, 2016 EMI
Gold Rachel Platten Stand By You Joy Williams March 3, 2016 EMI
Multi-Platinum Daft Punk Get Lucky Pharrell Williams May 27, 2014 EMI
Gold Missy Elliott WTF (Where They From) Pharrell Williams May 5, 2016 EMI
Platinum Rachel Platten Stand By You Joy Williams June 13, 2016 EMI
Multi-Platinum Pharrell Williams Happy Pharrell Williams May 27, 2014 EMI
Multi-Platinum Fergie Glamorous Elvis Williams May 7, 2008 Fergie
Gold Eric Church Smoke A Little Smoke Driver Williams March 15, 2011 Sony/ATV