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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Platinum Rihanna Loveeeeeee Song Emmanuel Zaragoza November 10, 2016 BMG
Platinum Rihanna Loveeeeeee Song Emmanuel Zaragoza November 10, 2016 BMG
Multi-Platinum Justin Bieber Beauty and A Beat Anton Zaslavski May 2, 2013 Kobalt
Multi-platinum Ariana Grande Break Free Anton Zaslavski May 18, 2015 Kobalt
Platinum Zedd ft. Selena Gomez I want you to know Anton Zaslavski November 16, 2015 Kobalt
Platinum Zedd Clarity Anton Zaslavski October 7, 2013 Kobalt
Gold Lil Wayne Blunt Blowin Bigram Zayas Jr. March 20, 2012 Sony/ATV
Multi-Platinum Eminem Rap God Bigram Zayas, Jr. July 20, 2015 Sony/ATV
Platinum Lil Wayne Blunt Blowin Bigram Zayas, Jr. October 7, 2013 Sony/ATV
Platinum Shakira Waka Waka (This Time For Africa) Jean Ze Bella October 15, 2011 Sony/ATV