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 Gym Class Heroes The Fighter Noel Zancanella July 9, 2013 Kobalt
Platinum Ella Henderson Ghost Noel Zancanella March 16, 2015 Kobalt
Multi-Platinum Ellie Goulding Burn Noel Zancanella November 16, 2015 Kobalt
Gold Demi Lovato Neon Lights Noel Zancanella May 27, 2014 Kobalt
Gold Ella Henderson Ghost Noel Zancanella March 10, 2015 Kobalt
Platinum B.o.B. So Good Noel Zancanella July 31, 2012 Sony/ATV
Platinum Coldplay Hymn for the weekend Scott Zant October 17, 2016 Reach Music
Multi-Platinum Coldplay Hymn for the Weekend Scott Zant May 12, 2017 Reach Music
Platinum Rihanna Loveeeeeee Song Emmanuel Zaragoza November 10, 2016 BMG
Platinum Rihanna Loveeeeeee Song Emmanuel Zaragoza November 10, 2016 BMG