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 Fifth Harmony Miss Movin' On Mitch Allan August 30, 2014 BMG
Gold Fifth Harmony Miss Movin' On Mitch Allan August 30, 2014 BMG
Gold Flo Rida GDFR Sylvester Allen March 16, 2015 BMG
Platinum Flo Rida GDFR Thomas Allen May 18, 2015 BMG
Multi-Platinum Flo Rida GDFR Thomas Allen April 11, 2016 BMG
Multi-Platinum Major Lazer Cold Water Henry Allen January 6, 2017 Duke City Music, Songs Music Publishing (SESAC)
Platinum Bowling For Soup 1985 John Allen February 28, 2008 EMI
Multi-Platinum Rihanna Disturbia Robert Allen March 5, 2009 Sony/ATV
Multi-Platinum Rihanna Disturbia Rob Allen December 9, 2015 Sony/ATV
Multi-Platinum Rihanna Disturbia Rob Allen July 20, 2015 Sony/ATV