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 Justin Timberlake Not a Bad Thing James Edward Fauntleroy II August 30, 2014 UMPG
Gold Brad Paisley Beat this Summer Luke Robert Laird October 7, 2013 UMPG
Multi-Platinum Mumford & Sons The Cave Benjamin Walter David Lovett October 7, 2013 UMPG
Platinum Blake Shelton Hillbilly Bone Luke Robert Laird November 14, 2014 UMPG
Gold Tamela Man Take Me to the King Kirk Franklin August 30, 2014 UMPG
Multi-Platinum Mumford & Sons I Will Wait Marcus Oliver Johnstone Mumford August 30, 2014 UMPG
Multi-Platinum Mumford & Sons The Cave Winston Aubrey Aladar Marshall October 7, 2013 UMPG
Gold Rick Ross You the Boss Onika Tanya Maraj November 14, 2014 UMPG
Multi-Platinum Clean Bandit Rather Be James John Napier March 10, 2015 UMPG
Multi-Platinum Rihanna Take a Bow Shaffer Smith October 7, 2013 UMPG