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
Multi-Platinum Akon Beautiful John Wesley August 15, 2012 Universal
Gold Nicki Minaj Barbie Dreams Fred Wesley January 23, 2019 Warner/Chappell
Platinum A$AP Rocky Lord Pretty Flacko Jodye 2 Nesbitt Wesonga January 23, 2019 Kobalt Music Publishing
Gold Matthew West Hello My Name Is Matthew West January 6, 2017 Atlas Music Group
Gold Matthew West Hello My Name Is Matthew West January 6, 2017 Atlas Music Group
Platinum Kanye West Flashing Lights Kanye West May 18, 2015 EMI
Platinum Jay Z & Kanye West Gotta Have it Kanye West November 16, 2015 EMI
Multi-Platinum Big Sean I Don't F**k With You Kanye West October 20, 2015 EMI
Gold Kanye West Champions Kanye West January 6, 2017 EMI
Multi-platinum Kanye West Good Life Kanye West May 18, 2015 EMI