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 Imagine Dragons I Bet My Life Alexander Grant August 11, 2016 Universal
Gold Halsey Gasoline Ashley Frangipane September 19, 2016 Universal
Platinum B.O.B We still in this bitch Bobby Simmons Jr. October 20, 2015 Universal
Platinum Coldplay Hymn for the weekend Guy Berryman October 17, 2016 Universal
Platinum Nicki Minaj The night is still young Ester Dean November 16, 2015 Universal
Multi-Platinum Bruno Mars Uptown Funk Philip Lawrence November 10, 2016 Universal
Platinum Charlie Puth We Don't Talk Anymore Selena Gomez December 8, 2016 Universal
Platinum Rihanna Kiss It Better Teddy Sinclair January 6, 2017 Universal
Gold YG Why You Always Hatin' Keenon Jackson January 6, 2017 Universal
Gold Empire of the sun Alive Nicholas Littlemore March 3, 2016 Universal