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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Multi-Platinum Jessie J Price Tag Jessica Cornish September 14, 2017 Sony/ATV
Multi-Platinum Jessie J Price Tag Bobby Ray Simmons, Jr. September 14, 2017 UMPG
Multi-Platinum Jessie J Price Tag Claude Kelly September 14, 2017 Warner/Chappell
Gold Kendrick Lamar Pride. Anna Wise June 18, 2018 Songtrust
Gold Kendrick Lamar Pride. Kendrick Lamar June 18, 2018 Warner/Chappell
Gold Marina & The Diamonds Primadonna Julie Frost June 9, 2017 EMI
Gold Marina & The Diamonds Primadonna Julie Frost June 9, 2017 EMI
Gold Chris Brown Privacy David Doman August 14, 2017 Kobalt
Gold Chris Brown Privacy Chris Brown August 14, 2017 UMPG
Platinum Chris Brown Privacy David Doman March 29, 2018 Kobalt