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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Multi-Platinum Rihanna Needed Me Derrus Rachel November 10, 2016 BMG
Gold Frank Ocean Super Rich Kids Christopher Breaux November 10, 2016 BMG
Gold Justin Bieber No Sense Jason Boyd January 6, 2017 BMG
Multi-Platinum Ariana Grande The Way Jordin Sparks August 30, 2014 BMG
Multiplatinum Jason Derulo Wiggle Joe Spargur March 16, 2015 BMG
Platinum Flo Rida GDFR LeRoy Jordan May 18, 2015 BMG
Gold Fergie L.a Love (La La) Shomari Wilson August 11, 2016 BMG
Platinum A$AP Ferg Work Remix Karim Kharbouch November 10, 2016 BMG
Gold Frank Ocean Super Rich Kids James Ryan Ho November 10, 2016 BMG
Multi-Platinum Zayn Pillowtalk Joe Garrett January 6, 2017 BMG