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 Billy Currington It Don't Hurt Like It Used To Cary Barlowe September 14, 2017 Spirit Music Group
Multi-Platinum Ed Sheeran Photograph Johnny McDaid September 14, 2017 Spirit Music Group
Multi-Platinum Sam Hunt Take Your Time Josh Osborne September 14, 2017 Spirit Music Group
Multi-Platinum Jason Aldean Big Green Tractor Jim Collins January 6, 2017 Spirit Nashville
Gold Tenth Avenue North You Are More Mike Donehey March 29, 2018 Spirit Nashville
Multi-Platinum Eli Young Band Even If It Breaks Your Heart Eric Paslay April 13, 2018 Spirit Nashville
Platinum Carrie Underwood Cowboy Cassanova Brett James April 14, 2010 Stage 3 Music
Gold Sugarland Want To Bobby Pinson September 25, 2008 Stage Three Music
Gold Sugarland All I Want to Do Bobby Pinson December 12, 2008 Stage Three Music, Inc.
Gold Sugarland Come on Get Higher Matt Nathanson April 30, 2009 Stage Three Songs