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

  • = GOLD
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
Platinum Twenty One Pilots Holding On To You Jamall Willingham August 14, 2017 EMI
Platinum Twenty One Pilots Holding On To You Jamall Willingham August 14, 2017 EMI
Gold Omarion Post to be Lloyd Willis June 10, 2015 Kobalt
Platinum Omarion Post to be Lloyd Willis August 19, 2015 Kobalt
Platinum Justin Timberlake Suit & Tie John Wilsom May 2, 2013 Warner/Chappell
Multi-Platinum Jay Z Holy Grail Ernest Wilson January 6, 2017 BMG