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 Plain White T's Hey There Delilah Thomas Higgenson November 5, 2007 Warner Chappell
Platinum Rascall Flatts Bless The Broken Road Jeffrey Hanna November 5, 2007 Bug Music
Gold Elliot Yamin Wait for You Tor Hermansen November 5, 2007 EMI
Gold Elliot Yamin Wait for You Philip Jackson November 5, 2007 EMI
Platinum Daniel Powter Bad Day Daniel Powter October 22, 2007 Sony/ATV
Lifetime N/A N/A Jerry Leiber October 22, 2007 Sony/ATV
Lifetime N/A N/A Mike Stoller October 22, 2007 Sony/ATV
Gold Darius Rucker Mud on the Tires Chris DuBois October 18, 2007 EMI
Gold Darius Rucker Mud on the Tires Chris DuBois October 18, 2007 EMI
N/A N/A N/A Lloyd Ahlquist January 1, 1970 N/A