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 Mumford & Sons The Cave Winston Marshall September 15, 2011 Universal
Platinum Jerrod Niemann Lover, Lover Daniel Pritzker January 15, 2012 Universal
Gold Dej Loaf Back Up Sean Anderson May 5, 2016 Universal
Gold Ciara I bet Timothy Jamahli Thomas June 10, 2015 Universal
Platinum Jeremih Oui Carl Martin August 11, 2016 Universal
Multi-Platinum Sam Hunt Take Your Time Sam Hunt September 19, 2016 Universal
Gold Brett Eldredge Lose my mind Gian Reverberi December 9, 2015 Universal
Gold Major Lazer Cold Water Benjamin Levin November 10, 2016 Universal
Platinum DJ Snake Let me love you Carl Rosen November 10, 2016 Universal
Gold Jon Bellion All Time Low Jonathan Bellion January 6, 2017 Universal