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
kmcclenny@nmpa.org

SORT AWARDS BY:
  • = GOLD
  • = PLATINUM
  • = MULTI PLATINUM
AWARD ARTIST SONG SONGWRITER DATE CERTIFIED PUBLISHER
Multi-Platinum Nicki Minaj Starships Rami Yacoub May 2, 2013 Kobalt
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
Platinum Nicki Minaj Pound the Alarm Rami Yacoub March 24, 2013 Sony/ATV
Platinum Nicki Minaj Starships Rami Yacoub July 31, 2012 Sony/ATV
Multi-Platinum One Direction What Makes You Beautiful Rami Yacoub July 31, 2012 Sony/ATV
Platinum Nicki Minaj Starships Rami Yacoub July 31, 2012 Sony/ATV
Platinum Demi Lovato I Really Don't Care Rami Yacoub November 14, 2014 Sony/ATV
Platinum Nicki Minaj Starships Rami Yacoub August 15, 2012 Sony/ATV
Gold One Direction Live While We're Young Rami Yacoub February 7, 2013 Sony/ATV