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 Halsey Hold me Down Ashley Frangipane September 19, 2016 Universal
Gold/Platinum Demi Lovato Cool for the summer Demitria Lovato October 20, 2015 Universal
Platinum Coldplay Hymn for the weekend Jonathan Buckland October 17, 2016 Universal
Gold Iggy Azalea Trouble George Astasio November 16, 2015 Universal
Multi-Platinum Rihanna Work Monte Moir November 10, 2016 Universal
Multi-Platinum Post Malone White Iverson Austin Post December 8, 2016 Universal
Gold Rihanna Kiss It Better Teddy Sinclair January 6, 2017 Universal
Gold Empire of the sun Alive Peter Hayes March 3, 2016 Universal
Gold Lily Allen Smile Iyiola Babalola April 30, 2009 Universal
Gold Coldplay Paradise Christopher Martin December 15, 2011 Universal