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
Gold Nevada The Mack Mark Morrison January 1, 1970 BMG
Gold Nevada The Mack Jonathan White January 1, 1970 Kobalt
Gold Nevada The Mack Willie Maxwell January 1, 1970 Sony/ATV
Gold Nevada The Mack Daniel Paul Stephenson January 1, 1970 Sony/ATV
Platinum Aloe Blacc The Man Bernard J. P. Taupin May 27, 2014 UMPG
Platinum Aloe Blacc The Man Elton John May 27, 2014 UMPG
Platinum Aloe Blacc The Man Khalil Abdul-Rahman May 27, 2014 UMPG
Platinum Aloe Blacc The Man Aloe Blacc May 27, 2014 Warner/Chappell
Platinum Chris Young The Man I Want To Be Brett Cornelius September 10, 2018 BMG (Stage Three)
Platinum Chris Young The Man I Want To Be Brett James September 10, 2018 Warner/Chappell