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
kmcclenny@nmpa.org

SORT AWARDS BY:
  • = GOLD
  • = PLATINUM
  • = MULTI PLATINUM
AWARD ARTIST SONG SONGWRITER DATE CERTIFIED PUBLISHER
Gold Justin Beiber One Less Lonely Girl Hyuk Shin April 14, 2010 EMI
Platinum Justin Bieber One Less Lonely Girl Hyuk Shin January 15, 2012 EMI
Multi-Platinum Justin Bieber One Less Lonely Girl Hyuk Shin September 14, 2017 EMI
Gold Justin Beiber One Less Lonely Girl Hyuk Shin April 14, 2010 EMI
Platinum Justin Bieber One Less Lonely Girl Hyuk Shin January 15, 2012 EMI
Gold BTS DNA Dong Kyuk Shin March 29, 2018 Sony/ATV
Gold BTS Mic Drop Dong Hyuk Shin March 29, 2018 Sony/ATV
Platinum Linkin Park Burn it Down Mike Shinoda May 2, 2013 UMPG
Multi-Platinum Linkin Park New Divide Mike Shinoda May 15, 2011 Universal
Platinum Linkin Park New Divide Mike Shinoda April 14, 2010 Universal