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 Adele Rumour Has It Adele Adkins February 6, 2013 Universal
Platinum Lee Brice I drive your truck Jessi Aexander March 3, 2016 Happy Tears Music (Disney)
Gold Rudimental Lay It All On Me Piers Aggett May 5, 2016 Sony/ATV
Gold Ed Sheeran Bloodstream Piers Aggett September 14, 2017 Sony/ATV
Platinum Pitbull Feel This Moment Christina Aguilera July 9, 2013 UMPG
N/A N/A N/A Lloyd Ahlquist January 1, 1970 N/A
N/A N/A N/A Lloyd Ahlquist January 1, 1970 N/A
Platinum Katy Perry This is how we do Klas Ahlund May 18, 2015 Kobalt
Gold Ryn Weaver Octahate Charlotte Aitchison November 10, 2016 EMI
Gold Selena Gomez Same Old Love Charlotte Aitchison June 13, 2016 EMI