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 Estelle American Boy Kanye West March 5, 2009 EMI
Platinum Kanye West Homecoming Kanye West May 18, 2015 EMI
Platinum Kanye West Monster Kanye West May 27, 2014 EMI
Gold Kid Cudi Erase Me Kanye West April 15, 2011 EMI
Multi-platinum Big Sean I Don't F*ck With You Kanye West May 18, 2015 EMI
Platinum Kid Cudi Erase Me Kanye West October 17, 2016 EMI
Gold Big Sean One Man Can Change The World Kanye West November 16, 2015 EMI
Gold Kid Cudi Make Her Say Kanye West October 17, 2016 EMI
Platinum Kid Cudi Make Her Say Kanye West October 17, 2016 EMI
Multi-platinum Kanye West Jesus Walks Kanye West May 18, 2015 EMI