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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Platinum Pitbull Feel This Moment Urales Vargas July 25, 2013 EMI
7x Multi-Platinum Cardi B feat. J Balvin & Bad Bunny I Like It Edgar Wilmar Semper Vargas August 9, 2019 Sony/ATV
7x Multi-Platinum Cardi B feat. J Balvin & Bad Bunny I Like It Xavier Alexis Semper Vargas August 9, 2019 Sony/ATV
Gold Kehlani You Should Be Here Saul Alexander Vasquez March 18, 2019 Kobalt
Gold Tim McGraw My Next Thirty Years Phil Vassar August 20, 2019 Sony/ATV
Multi-Platinum Fall Out Boy Centuries Suzanne Vega June 10, 2015 Warner/Chappell
Multi-Platinum Fall out boy Centuries Suzanne Vega November 16, 2015 Warner/Chappell
Gold Sam Smith Pray Jose Angel Velazquez September 10, 2018 ole
Platinum Sam Smith Pray Jose Angel Velazquez September 16, 2019 Anthem Entertainment
Platinum Eli Young Band Drunk Last Night Laura Veltz March 10, 2015 Warner Tamerlane