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 Fetty Wap My Way Dominick Eagles June 13, 2016 BMG
Gold Ne-yo She Knows Jordan Houston May 18, 2015 BMG
Platinum Rihanna Needed Me Khaled Rohaim August 11, 2016 BMG
Gold Melissa Etheridge Come to my window Melissa Etheridge March 3, 2016 BMG
Platinum Jason Aldean Tattoos on this Town Neil Thrasher October 7, 2013 BMG
Platinum J.Cole No Role Modelz Darius Barnes June 13, 2016 BMG
Gold Kanye West New Slaves Christopher Breaux May 18, 2015 BMG
Gold Rihanna Needed Me Khaled Rohaim August 11, 2016 BMG
Gold Epic Rap Battles of History Darth Vader vs. Adolf Hitler Peter Shukoff March 3, 2016 BMG
Platinum Juicy Jay Bandz Make Her Dance Jordan Houston October 7, 2013 BMG