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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Multi-Platinum Katy Perry I Kissed A Girl Katy Perry September 15, 2011 Kobalt
Gold Billy Currington Let Me Down Easy Marty Dodson September 15, 2011 Ole
Gold Darius Rucker Come Back Song Casey Beathard September 15, 2011 Sony/ATV
Gold Kid Cudi Soundtrack 2 My Life Emile Haynie September 15, 2011 Sony/ATV
Gold Miranda Lambert Only Prettier Miranda Lambert September 15, 2011 Sony/ATV
Platinum Luke Bryan Country Girl (Shake It For Me) Luke Bryan September 15, 2011 Sony/ATV
Gold Big Sean My Last Sean Anderson September 15, 2011 Universal
Gold Darius Rucker Come Back Song Casey Beathard September 15, 2011 Universal
Gold Kenny Chesney Feat. Grace Potter You & Tequila Matraca Berg September 15, 2011 Universal
Gold Scotty McCreery I Love You This Big Esther Dean September 15, 2011 Universal