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
Multi-Platinum Jay Z Holy Grail Justin Timberlake January 6, 2017 Universal
Gold Disclosure Omen Howard Lawrence March 3, 2016 Universal
Gold Linkin Park Waiting For The End Joseph Hahn May 15, 2011 Universal
Gold Lil Wayne John Jamal Jones August 15, 2011 Universal
Multi-Platinum Eminem Love The Way You Lie Alexander Junior Grant February 17, 2012 Universal
Multi-Platinum Lil Wayne How to Love Bryan Williams February 17, 2012 Universal
Platinum Drake Take Care James Smith March 20, 2012 Universal
Gold Future Ft. The Weeknd Low Life Nayvadius Wilburn May 5, 2016 Universal
Gold Ciara I bet Ciara Princess Harris June 10, 2015 Universal
Multi-Platinum Clean Bandit Rather Be James Napier August 11, 2016 Universal