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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Gold Jason Aldean Night Train Neil Thrasher November 20, 2013 BMG
Platinum Kenny Chesney When the Sun Goes Down Brett James November 20, 2013 BMG
Platinum Carrie Underwood Two Black Cadillacs Hilary Lee Lindsey November 20, 2013 BMG
Gold Randy Newman You've Got a Friend in Me N/A N/A November 20, 2013 Disney
Platinum Calvin Harris I Need Your Love N/A N/A November 20, 2013 Downtown
Multi-Platinum Blake Shelton Boys 'Round Here Dallas Davidson November 20, 2013 EMI
Multi-Platinum Blake Shelton Boys 'Round Here Rhett Akins November 20, 2013 EMI
Gold Jason Aldean Laughed Until We Cried Kelley Lovelace November 20, 2013 EMI
Multi-Platinum Robin Thicke Blurred Lines Pharrell Williams November 20, 2013 EMI
Gold Ciara Body Party Carlton Mahone November 20, 2013 EMI