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 Thomas Rhett It Goes Like This Rhett Akins November 20, 2013 EMI
Platinum Blake Shelton Honey Bee Rhett Akins August 15, 2011 EMI
Gold Blake Shelton Kiss My Country Ass Rhett Akins November 10, 2016 EMI
Multi-platinum Thomas Rhett It goes like this Rhett Akins August 19, 2015 EMI
Multi-Platinum Blake Shelton Honey Bee Rhett Akins July 20, 2015 EMI
Gold Brantley Gilbert My Kind of Crazy Rhett Akins August 19, 2015 EMI
Gold Jason Aldean Just Getting Started Rhett Akins July 20, 2015 EMI
Gold Thomas Rhett Star Of The Show Rhett Akins June 9, 2017 EMI
Gold Brantley Gilbert Kick It In The Sticks Rhett Akins July 25, 2013 EMI
Gold Jason Aldean When She Says Baby Rhett Akins May 27, 2014 EMI