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
Multiplatinum Christina Perri Jar of Hearts Barrett Yeretsian March 17, 2015 BMG
Platinum Flo Rida GDFR Charles Miller May 18, 2015 BMG
Multi-Platinum Major Lazer Lean On William Grigahcine August 11, 2016 BMG
Platinum Dej Loaf Back Up Deja Trimble November 10, 2016 BMG
Gold Kungs This Girl Jake Mason November 10, 2016 BMG
Multi-Platinum Zayn Pillowtalk Levi Malundama January 6, 2017 BMG
Multi-Platinum John Legend All of Me John Stephens August 30, 2014 BMG
Platinum Flo Rida GDFR Lee Oskar May 18, 2015 BMG
Multi-Platinum Major Lazer Lean On Steve Guess August 11, 2016 BMG
Platinum Rihanna Loveeeeeee Song Emmanuel Zaragoza November 10, 2016 BMG