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 Chris Young I Hear Voices Chris Young February 7, 2012 EMI
Platinum Chris Young ft. Cassadee Pope Think Of You Christopher Young October 12, 2017 EMI
Platinum Chris Young Aw Naw Christopher Young May 5, 2016 EMI
Platinum Chris Young Gettin' You Home Christopher Young May 5, 2016 EMI
Gold Future March Madness Chance Youngblood (Tarentino) June 13, 2016 The Administration MP
Platinum Krewella Alive Jahan Yousaf May 27, 2014 Sony/ATV
Platinum Krewella Alive Yasmine Yousaf May 27, 2014 Sony/ATV
Gold Lil Wayne Lollipop Rex Zamor October 1, 2009 EMI
Gold Lil Wayne Lollipop Rex Zamor October 1, 2009 EMI
Platinum Shawn Mendes & Camila Cabello I know what you did last summer Noel Zancanella March 3, 2016 Kobalt