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 Kanye West Heartless Ernest Wilson May 18, 2015 BMG
Gold Ed Sheeran Kiss Me Ernest Wilson August 11, 2016 BMG
Platinum Fergie L.a Love (La La) Shomari Wilson August 11, 2016 BMG
Gold Fergie L.a Love (La La) Shomari Wilson August 11, 2016 BMG
Multi-Platinum Jay-Z Holy Grail Ernest Wilson May 27, 2014 BMG
Gold Luke Bryan All My Friends Say Lonnie Wilson May 2, 2013 BMG Chrysalis
Gold Big Sean My Last Ernest Wilson September 15, 2011 BMG Chrysalis
Platinum Drake Find Your Love Ernest Wilson April 15, 2011 BMG Chrysalis
Multi-Platinum Kanye West Heartless Ernest Wilson April 15, 2011 BMG Chrysalis
Multi-Platinum Adele Someone Like You Daniel Wilson November 15, 2011 BMG Chrysalis