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 Miranda Lambert Gunpowder and Lead N/A N/A October 7, 2013 Bluewater Music
Gold Miranda Lambert Only Prettier Natalie Hemby May 15, 2012 Bluewater Music
Gold Billy Currington Pretty Good at Drinkin' Beer Troy Jones May 15, 2012 Bluewater Music
Platinum Miranda Lambert White Liar Natalie Hemby May 15, 2012 Bluewater Music
Gold Luke Bryan Most People Are Good David Frasier June 18, 2018 Bluewater Music
Gold Jason Aldean Laughed Until We Cried Ashley Glenn Gorley November 20, 2013 BMG
N/A Lady Gaga Do what you want Steve Guess June 10, 2015 BMG
Platinum Mike Posner Bow Chicka Wow Wow Peter Hernandez December 8, 2016 BMG
Gold Jason Aldean Night Train Neil Thrasher November 20, 2013 BMG
Platinum Kenny Chesney When the Sun Goes Down Brett James November 20, 2013 BMG