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 Bryson Tiller Don't Johnta Austin May 5, 2016 BMG
Gold Jennifer Lopez I'm Into You Johnta Austin March 15, 2012 BMG Chrysalis
Gold Fat Joe Another Round Dallas Austin June 13, 2016 EMI
Multi-Platinum Rihanna Fourfiveseconds Dallas Austin January 6, 2017 EMI
Gold Lily Allen Smile Iyiola Babalola April 30, 2009 Universal
Platinum Theory of a Dead Man Not Meant to Be Dean Back November 14, 2014 Warner/Chappell
Gold Theory of deadman Hate my life Dean Back July 20, 2015 Warner/Chappell
Platinum E-40 feat. T-Pain & Kandi U and Dat Alphonzo Bailey April 11, 2016 EMI
Platinum E-40 feat. T-Pain & Kandi U and Dat Alphonzo Bailey April 11, 2016 EMI
Gold Zedd Clarity Matthew Bair July 25, 2013 EMI