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
Platinum G-Eazy Let's Get Lost Kanye West May 8, 2018 Sony/ATV
Gold Danny Gokey Tell Your Heart To Beat Again Matthew West June 18, 2018 Warner/Chappell
Gold Kanye West Gorgeous Kanye West September 10, 2018 EMI
Gold Kanye West No More Parties In LA Kanye West September 10, 2018 EMI
Platinum Kanye West Blood On The Leaves Kanye West September 10, 2018 EMI
4x Multi-Platinum Big Sean Bounce Back Kanye West September 10, 2018 EMI
Platinum Matthew West The Motions Matthew West January 23, 2019 Downtown Music Publishing
Platinum Kanye West Diamonds From Sierra Leone Kanye West January 23, 2019 EMI
Gold Kanye West Ghost Town Kanye West January 23, 2019 EMI
7x Multi-Platinum Kanye West Gold Digger Kanye West January 23, 2019 EMI