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:
Kartraice Hooper
Vice President, External Affairs
National Music Publishers’ Association
khooper@nmpa.org

SORT AWARDS BY:
  • = GOLD
  • = PLATINUM
  • = MULTI PLATINUM
AWARD ARTIST SONG SONGWRITER DATE CERTIFIED PUBLISHER
Platinum One Direction Night Changes Jamie Scott April 23, 2015 EMI
Multi-Platinum Major Lazer ft. Justin Bieber Cold Water Jamie Scott February 7, 2017 EMI
Gold Major Lazer Cold Water Jamie Scott November 10, 2016 EMI
Platinum Major Lazer Cold Water Jamie Scott November 10, 2016 EMI
Multi-Platinum Liam Payne Strip That Down Howard Scott March 29, 2018 BMG
Platinum Chris Brown Wall To Wall Walter Scott March 29, 2018 BMG
Multi-Platinum Major Lazer Cold Water Jamie Scott March 29, 2018 Sony/ATV
Multi-Platinum Major Lazer Cold Water Jamie Scott March 29, 2018 UMPG
Multi-Platinum Liam Payne Strip That Down Howard Scott June 18, 2018 BMG
Gold Kendrick Lamar Duckworth. Joseph Scott June 18, 2018 UMPG