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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Gold Nick Jonas Chains Jason Evigan May 18, 2015 BMG
Gold Rihanna Needed Me Derrus Rachel August 11, 2016 BMG
Gold Kungs This Girl Ivan Khatchoyan November 10, 2016 BMG
Multi-platinum 5 Seconds of Summer Amnesia Samuel Watters March 3, 2016 BMG
Platinum Jason Aldean Fly Over States Neil Thrasher October 7, 2013 BMG
Platinum DJ Snake Ft. Bipolar Sunshine Middle Aaron Kleinstub June 13, 2016 BMG
Gold Little Big Town Girl Crush Hillary Lindsey May 18, 2015 BMG
Multi-Platinum Rihanna Needed Me Khaled Rohaim August 11, 2016 BMG
Gold Alt-J Breezeblocks Charles Andrew March 3, 2016 BMG
Platinum Jason Aldean Fly Over States Neil Thrasher October 7, 2013 BMG