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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Gold Liam Payne Strip That Down Thomas Allen September 14, 2017 BMG
Multi-Platinum Major Lazer ft. Justin Bieber Cold Water Henry Allen February 7, 2017 Duke City Music, Songs Music Publishing (SESAC)
Multi-Platinum Major Lazer Cold Water Henry Allen January 6, 2017 Duke City Music, Songs Music Publishing (SESAC)
Platinum Bowling For Soup 1985 John Allen February 28, 2008 EMI
Gold Dustin Lynch Seein' Red Kurt Allison August 14, 2017 Warner/Chappell
Platinum Jason Aldean Amarillo Sky Kenny Alphil October 7, 2013 Reservoir
Platinum Jason Aldean Hicktown Kenny Alphin March 3, 2016 Reservoir
Platinum Big & Rich Save A Horse, Ride A Cowboy Kenny Alphin February 7, 2017 Reservoir
Multi-Platinum Big & Rich Save A Horse, Ride A Cowboy Kenny Alphin February 7, 2017 Reservoir
Platinum Big & Rich Save a Horse (Ride a Cowboy) Kenny Alpin July 8, 2013 Reservoir