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 Bruno Mars It Will Rain Ari Levine May 2, 2013 UMPG
Multi-Platinum Justin Timberlake Suit & Tie James Fauntleroy July 9, 2013 UMPG
Multi-Platinum Bastille Pompeii Daniel Smith May 27, 2014 UMPG
Multi-Platinum Nicki Minaj Starships Onika Maraj May 2, 2013 UMPG
Multi-Platinum Adele Rolling in the Deep Adele Adkins July 9, 2013 UMPG
Multi-Platinum Calvin Harris feat. Florence Welch Sweet Nothing Thomas Edward Percy Hull May 27, 2014 UMPG
Gold Ariana Grande Right There Sean Michael Anderson August 30, 2014 UMPG
Gold Bruno Mars Young Girls Ari Levine August 30, 2014 UMPG
Multi-Platinum Swedish House Mafia Don't You Worry Child Steve Angello May 2, 2013 UMPG
Multi-Platinum Kelly Clarkson What Doesn't Kill You Jorgen Elofsson July 9, 2013 UMPG