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
Platinum Selena Gomez Kill Em With Kindness Antonina Armato January 1, 1970 Downtown Music Publishing
Gold Cast Of Descendants 2 Chillin' Like A Villain Antonia Armato January 1, 1970 Walt Disney Music Company
Gold Big Data ft. Joywave Dangerous Daniel Armbruster January 1, 1970 Shapiro Bernstein (Painted Desert)
Gold Red Breathe Into Me Anthony Armstrong November 16, 2015 Sony/ATV
Gold Green Day 21 Guns Billie Joe Armstrong April 14, 2010 Warner Chappell
Gold Green Day Know Your Enemy Billie Joe Armstrong October 1, 2009 Warner/Chappell
Multi-Platinum Eminem Stan Dido Armstrong March 29, 2018 Warner/Chappell
Multi-Platinum 3 Doors Down Kryptonite Bradley Kirk Arnold February 17, 2012 Universal
Multi-Platinum 3 Doors Down Here Without You Bradley Arnold February 7, 2012 Universal
Gold Cardi B Bodak Yellow Raelene Arreguin September 14, 2017 UMPG