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 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
N/A Sheppard Geronimo Steve Guess June 10, 2015 BMG
Platinum Kent Jones Don’t Mind Khaled Khaled October 17, 2016 BMG
Gold Mike Posner Bow Chicka Wow Wow Peter Hernandez December 8, 2016 BMG
Gold Jon Pardi Up All Night Brett Beavers May 27, 2014 BMG
Platinum Carrie Underwood Two Black Cadillacs Hilary Lee Lindsey November 20, 2013 BMG
Gold Tyler Farr Whiskey in my Water Bobby Pinson August 30, 2014 BMG
N/A Big Sean Guap Steve Guess June 10, 2015 BMG