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 Katy Perry Dark Horse Jordan Houston May 27, 2014 BMG
Multi-Platinum Calvin Harris feat. Florence Welch Sweet Nothing Calvin Harris May 27, 2014 EMI
Multi-Platinum Flo Rida I Cry Jeff Hull May 27, 2014 EMI
Multi-Platinum Flo Rida I Cry Scott Cutler May 27, 2014 EMI
Gold Kanye West H.A.M. Shawn Carter May 27, 2014 EMI
Multi-Platinum Lorde Royals Joel Little May 27, 2014 EMI
Gold Kanye West H.A.M. Lexus Lewis May 27, 2014 EMI
Gold Karmin Acapella Martin Johnson May 27, 2014 EMI
Gold Britt Nicole Gold Jess Cates May 27, 2014 EMI
Gold Queen Don't Stop Me Now Freddie Mercury May 27, 2014 EMI