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 Kenny Chesney Boston Jared Palomar December 18, 2007 EMI
Platinum Kenny Chesney Boston Josiah Rozencwajg December 18, 2007 EMI
Platinum Kenny Chesney Boston Justin South December 18, 2007 EMI
Multi-Platinum Kanye West Gold Digger Kanye West December 18, 2007 EMI
Gold Young Jeezy Go Getta Jay Jenkins December 18, 2007 EMI
Gold Matt Kearney Nothing Left to Lose Mat Kearney December 18, 2007 EMI
Platinum Rihanna Unfaithful Tor Hermansen December 18, 2007 EMI
Multi-Platinum Rihanna Umbrella Thaddis Harrell December 17, 2007 Sony/ATV
Multi-Platinum Rihanna Umbrella Terius Nash December 17, 2007 Warner Chappell
Platinum Rascall Flatts Bless The Broken Road Jeffrey Hanna November 5, 2007 Bug Music