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 Ed Sheeran Afire Love Foy Vance March 29, 2018 Primary Wave Entertainment
Platinum Lil Uzi Vert The Way Life Goes Josephine Hilary Vander Gucht March 29, 2018 Concord Music
Platinum The Killers When you were Young Ronnie Vannucci March 5, 2009 Universal
Platinum The Killers Somebody Told Me Ronnie Vannucci December 18, 2007 Universal
Platinum The Killers Human Ronnie Vannucci Jr. April 14, 2010 Universal
Gold Brad Paisley Waitin' On A Woman Wynn Varble June 15, 2011 Warner/Chappell
Gold Easton Corbin A Little More Country Than That Wynn Varble August 15, 2011 Warner/Chappell
Platinum Pitbull Feel This Moment Urales Vargas July 25, 2013 EMI
Platinum Pitbull Feel This Moment Urales Vargas July 25, 2013 EMI
Platinum Pitbull Feel This Moment Urales Vargas July 25, 2013 EMI