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
kmcclenny@nmpa.org

SORT AWARDS BY:
  • = GOLD
  • = PLATINUM
  • = MULTI PLATINUM
AWARD ARTIST SONG SONGWRITER DATE CERTIFIED PUBLISHER
Platinum Ellie Goulding Lights Richard Stannard July 31, 2012 Sony/ATV
Platinum Ellie Goulding Lights Richard Stannard August 15, 2012 Sony/ATV
Multi-Platinum Ellie Goulding Lights Richard Stannard October 7, 2013 Sony/ATV
Multi-platinum Ellie Goulding Lights Richard Stannard August 19, 2015 Sony/ATV
Gold Vince Staples Norf Norf Vince Staples March 29, 2018 Warner/Chappell
Gold Chris Stapleton Nobody to Blame Chris Stapleton January 6, 2017 Sea Gayle (Clearbox Rights)
Gold Chris Stapleton Nobody to Blame Chris Stapleton January 6, 2017 Sea Gayle (Clearbox Rights)
Gold Darius Rucker Come Back Song Chris Stapleton September 15, 2011 Universal
Gold Chris Stapleton Parachute Chris Stapleton January 6, 2017 Warner/Chappell
Gold Chris Stapleton Traveller Chris Stapleton January 6, 2017 Warner/Chappell