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 Lily Allen Smile Lily Allen April 30, 2009 Universal
Gold Nicki Minaj Fly Onika Maraj December 15, 2011 Universal
Multi-Platinum Florence and The Machine Dog Days Are Over Isabella Summers February 7, 2012 Universal
Multi-Platinum Adam Levine Moves Like Jagger Adam Levine February 17, 2012 Universal
Platinum The Killers When you were Young Dave Keuning March 5, 2009 Universal
Platinum Jeremih Down On Me Curtis Jackson May 15, 2011 Universal
Platinum Jhene Aiko The worst Jhene Aiko Chilombo March 16, 2015 Universal
Gold J.Cole No Role Modelz Marvin Whitemon June 13, 2016 Universal
Multi-Platinum Hunter Hayes I want crazy Lori McKenna April 22, 2015 Universal
Gold Imagine Dragons I Bet My Life Alexander Grant August 11, 2016 Universal