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
Multi-Platinum Rihanna B**tch Better Have My Money Badrilla Bourelly August 11, 2016 BMG
Gold Keys N Krates Dum Dee Dum Adam Tune October 17, 2016 BMG
Gold Eric Church Cold One Jeffery Hyde December 8, 2016 BMG
Gold One Direction One Way or Another Nigel Harrison October 7, 2013 BMG
Gold Tyler Farr Whiskey in my Water Bobby Pinson August 30, 2014 BMG
Platinum Kanye West Monster Bebe Rexha May 27, 2014 BMG
Multi-Platinum Rihanna B**tch Better Have My Money Ebony Oshunrinde August 11, 2016 BMG
Platinum Kid Cudi Erase Me Frank Romano October 17, 2016 BMG
Gold Jason Derulo Get Ugly Jason Evigan December 8, 2016 BMG
Gold Carrie Underwood See You Again Hillary Lindsey October 7, 2013 BMG