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 Train Play That Song Pat Monahan April 7, 2017 EMI
Gold Kyle Playinwitme Jacob Troth September 10, 2018 BMG
Gold Kyle Playinwitme Jacob Troth September 10, 2018 Primary Wave
Gold Kyle Playinwitme Joshua Portillo September 10, 2018 Sony/ATV
Platinum Mike Posner Please Don't Go Benjamin Levin July 15, 2011 Kobalt
Platinum Mike Posner Please Don't Go Mike Posner July 15, 2011 Sony/ATV
Gold Rich The Kid Plug Walk Tauheed Epps April 13, 2018 Reservoir
Gold Rich The Kid Plug Walk Grant Dickinson April 13, 2018 The Administration MP
Platinum Rich The Kid Plug Walk Grant Dickinson May 8, 2018 The Administration MP
Multi-Platinum Natasha Bedingfield Pocketful of Sunshine Natasha Bedingfield April 30, 2009 EMI