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

  • = GOLD
Platinum Beyonce Green Light Rick Nowels April 14, 2010 EMI
Gold Beyonce Green Light Richard Nowels April 30, 2009 EMI
Gold Lana Del Rey Young and Beautiful Rick Nowels October 7, 2013 EMI
Platinum Beyonce Green Light Rick Nowels April 14, 2010 EMI
Multi-Platinum Lana Del Rey Summertime Sadness Rick Nowels June 18, 2018 EMI
Gold Kygo ft. Maty Noyes Stay Madeline Noyes September 14, 2017 Kobalt
Gold Justin Bieber Down To Earth Wayne Nugent October 20, 2015 Sony/ATV
Gold Enrique Iglesias Dirty Dancer Erika Nuri August 15, 2011 Kobalt
Gold Little Mix Wings Erika Nuri October 7, 2013 Kobalt
Gold Gnash I Hate U, I Love U Olivia O'Brien August 11, 2016 Sony/ATV