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 Wiz Khalifa ft. Swae Lee Hopeless Romantic Marcus Spruiell August 9, 2019 Kobalt
Multi-Platinum Eminem Berzerk Billy Squier March 29, 2018 Spirit Music
Gold Jay-Z 99 Problems Billy Squire May 9, 2013 Spirit
Multi-Platinum Lizzo Truth Hurts Jesse St. John Geller January 27, 2020 Sony/ATV
Gold Foster The People Sit Next To Me Lars Stalfors June 18, 2018 Kobalt
Platinum Foster The People Sit Next To Me Lars Stalfors September 10, 2018 Kobalt
2x Multi-Platinum Foster The People Sit Next To Me Lars Stalfors September 16, 2019 Kobalt
Platinum Matt Maher Lord I Need You Kristian Stanfill January 23, 2019 UMPG (Capitol CMG)
3x Multi-Platinum Mariah Carey Fantasy Steven J.C. Stanley January 27, 2020 UMPG
Gold Ellie Goulding Lights Richard Stannard March 20, 2012 Sony/ATV