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 Green Day 21 Guns David Bowie April 14, 2010 Chrysalis
Platinum Taylor Swift 22 Max Martin July 9, 2013 Kobalt
Platinum Taylor Swift 22 N/A Shellback July 9, 2013 Kobalt
Gold Taylor Swift 22 Max Martin May 2, 2013 Kobalt
Gold Taylor Swift 22 Johan Schuster May 2, 2013 Kobalt
N/A Taylor Swift 22 Taylor Swift April 22, 2015 Sony/ATV
Platinum Taylor Swift 22 Taylor Swift July 25, 2013 Sony/ATV
Gold Taylor Swift 22 Taylor Swift March 24, 2013 Sony/ATV
Gold Bruno Mars 24k Magic Philip Lawrence December 8, 2016 Universal
Gold Bruno Mars 24k Magic Christopher Brown December 8, 2016 Warner/Chappell