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
Gold Brad Paisley I'm Still a Guy Brad Paisley October 1, 2009 EMI
Gold Brad Paisley Online Brad Paisley April 14, 2010 EMI
Gold Brad Paisley She's Everything Brad Paisley September 25, 2008 EMI
Gold Brad Paisley I'm Still a Guy Brad Paisley October 1, 2009 EMI
Gold Rihanna Birthday Cake Marcos Palacios August 15, 2012 Sony/ATV
Platinum Rihanna Birthday Cake Marcos Palacios July 31, 2012 Sony/ATV
Multi-Platinum Big Sean Dance (A$$) Marcos Palacios March 20, 2012 Sony/ATV
Multi-platinum Big Sean Dance (A$$) Marcos Palacios May 18, 2015 Sony/ATV
Platinum Joey Bada$$ Devastated Adam Pallin February 12, 2018 Kobalt
Platinum Drake Take Care Anthony Palman March 20, 2012 EMI