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 Ne-Yo Because of You Shaffer Smith April 14, 2010 Universal
Multi-Platinum Eminem Love The Way You Lie Holly Hafermann February 17, 2012 Universal
Platinum Linkin Park New Divide Mike Shinoda April 14, 2010 Universal
Platinum Nicki Minaj Your Love Andrew Wansel April 15, 2011 Universal
Platinum Elton John Tiny Dancer Bernie Taupin September 15, 2011 Universal
Gold Robin Shultz Sugar Ronald Bryant May 5, 2016 Universal
Gold Mumford & Sons Believe Benjamin Walter David Lovett June 10, 2015 Universal
Platinum Coldplay Adventure of a Lifetime Guy Berryman August 11, 2016 Universal
Platinum Shinedown Simple Man Ronnie Van Zant August 11, 2016 Universal
Multi-Platinum Sam Hunt Break up in a small town Sam Hunt September 19, 2016 Universal