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 Kygo Ft. Parson James Stole the Show Ashton Parson May 5, 2016 EMI
Platinum Kygo ft. Parson James Stole The Show Ashton Parson September 14, 2017 EMI
Multi-Platinum Yellowcard Ocean Avenue Longineu Parsons III July 9, 2013 UMPG
Gold Khalid & Normani Love Lies Tayla Parx May 8, 2018 Warner/Chappell
Gold Keala Settle & The Greatest Showman Ensemble This Is Me Benj Pasek April 13, 2018 Kobalt
Gold Zac Efron & Zendaya Rewrite The Stars Benj Pasek May 8, 2018 Kobalt Music
Gold Zac Efron & Zendaya Rewrite The Stars Benj Pasek May 8, 2018 TCF Music Publishing
Gold Loren Allred Never Enough Benj Pasek June 18, 2018 Kobalt
Gold The Greatest Showman Ensemble The Greatest Show Benj Pasek January 1, 1970 Kobalt
Gold Hugh Jackman, Zac Efron The Other Side Benj Pasek January 1, 1970 Kobalt