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 Ariana Grande Problem Savan Kotecha November 14, 2014 Kobalt
Multi-Platinum Ariana Grande Problem Max Martin November 14, 2014 Kobalt
Gold Ariana Grande Right There Al Sherrod Lambert August 30, 2014 Kobalt
Platinum Ariana Grande Focus Peter Svensson March 3, 2016 Kobalt
Platinum Ariana Grande One last time David Guetta March 3, 2016 Shapiro Bernstein
Multi-platinum Ariana Grande Love me Harder Abel Tesfaye March 3, 2016 Songs Music Publishing
Multi-Platinum Ariana Grande Problem Amethyst Kelly July 20, 2015 Sony/ATV
Gold Ariana Grande Right There James Smith August 30, 2014 Sony/ATV
Multi-Platinum Ariana Grande The Way Amber Streeter August 30, 2014 Sony/ATV
Gold Ariana Grande The Way Malcolm McCormick July 25, 2013 Sony/ATV