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 Daft Punk Get Lucky Pharrell Williams July 25, 2013 EMI
Gold Ed Sheeran Sing Pharrell Williams August 30, 2014 EMI
Gold Ed Sheeran Sing Pharrell Williams August 30, 2014 EMI
Gold Jay Z I Just Wanna Love U Pharrell Williams January 6, 2017 EMI
Gold Pharrell Williams Come Get It Bae Pharrell Williams November 14, 2014 EMI
Platinum Ed Sheeran Sing Pharrell Williams November 14, 2014 EMI
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