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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Platinum Zayn Dusk Till Dawn Alexander Oriet March 29, 2018 Downtown Music Publishing
Gold Zayn Like I Would Alexander Oriet March 29, 2018 Downtown Music Publishing
Platinum James Arthur Say You Won't Let Go Neil Ormandy April 7, 2017 Ultra Music
Gold James Arthur Say You Won't Let Go Neil Ormandy April 7, 2017 Ultra Music
Multi-Platinum Major Lazer Lean On Karen Orsted August 11, 2016 Reservoir
Multi-Platinum Major Lazer Cold Water Karen Orsted January 6, 2017 Songs MP (BMI)
Multi-Platinum Major Lazer ft. Justin Bieber Cold Water Karen Orsted February 7, 2017 Songs MP (BMI)
Platinum Flobots Handlebars Kenneth Ortiz October 1, 2009 Sony/ATV
Gold Lil Wayne Knockout Erik Ortiz April 15, 2011 Warner/Chappell
Gold Lil Wayne John Erik Ortiz August 15, 2011 Warner/Chappell