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 Epic Rap Battles of History Darth Vader vs. Adolf Hitler Peter Shukoff March 3, 2016 BMG
Gold Tim McGraw Diamond Rings and old bar stools Jonathan Singleton March 3, 2016 BMG
Platinum Thomas Rhett Die a happy man Joseph Spargur March 3, 2016 BMG
Platinum Dillon Francis Get Low Steve Guess March 3, 2016 BMG
Gold Adam Lambert Ghost Town Brandon Lowry March 3, 2016 BMG
Multi-platinum Little Big Town Girl Crush Hillary Lindsay March 3, 2016 BMG
Platinum Daya Hide away Britten Newbill March 3, 2016 BMG
Platinum Calvin Harris How deep is your love Nathan Duvall March 3, 2016 BMG
Gold DJ Khaled How many times Khaled Khaled March 3, 2016 BMG
Gold Tim McGraw Just to see you smile Mark Nesler March 3, 2016 BMG