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 One Direction Night Changes Louis Tomlinson March 16, 2015 Downtown
Gold One Direction Night Changes Liam Payne March 16, 2015 Downtown
Platinum One Direction Night Changes Jamie Scott April 23, 2015 EMI
Platinum One Direction What Makes You Beautiful Savan Kotecha April 12, 2012 EMI
Gold One Direction Night Changes Jamie Scott March 16, 2015 EMI
Gold One Direction What Makes You Beautiful Savan Kotecha March 20, 2012 EMI
Multi-Platinum One Direction Story of My Life Jamie Scott May 27, 2014 EMI
Multi-Platinum One Direction What Makes You Beautiful Rami Yacoub May 2, 2013 Kobalt
Gold One Direction One Thing Rami Yacoub August 2, 2012 Kobalt
Multi-Platinum One Direction Glad You Came Steve Mac May 9, 2012 peermusic