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

  • = GOLD
4x Multi-Platinum Mariah Carey We Belong Together Manuel Lonnie Seal Jr. August 20, 2019 UMPG
Gold Chris Brown To My Bed Manuel Lonnie Seal Jr. September 16, 2019 UMPG
Multi-Platinum Rihanna Disturbia Brian Seals December 9, 2015 Universal
Multi-Platinum Rihanna Disturbia Brian Seals March 5, 2009 Universal
Platinum Flyleaf All Around Me Kirkpatrick Seals April 14, 2010 Universal
Multi-Platinum Chris Brown Forever Brian Seals March 29, 2018 UMPG
5x Multi-Platinum Chris Brown Forever Brian Kennedy Seals September 16, 2019 UMPG
Platinum Kanye West Fade Eric L. Seats February 29, 2020 Warner Chappell
Gold Lupe Fiasco Battle Scars Guy Sebastian July 9, 2013 UMPG
Gold Big Sean No Favors John Sebastian July 14, 2017 BMG