NMPA Gold & Platinum Composition Program Guidelines

• NMPA will certify songwriters of RIAA certified singles with 500,000 downloads Gold, and 1,000,000 downloads Platinum. Song may achieve multi-platinum status. For a physical single, the song must ship 500,000 units to receive gold status.

• RIAA certifies songs Gold & Platinum by conducting an independent sales audit of each title. This audit is performed 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 will notify songwriters and music publishers that they have been certified and make available the option to purchase a plaque. The plaque costs $180 to produce.

• There will be no retroactive awards.

• 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. Please see NMPA’s website for more details on becoming a member and to download an application.

• NMPA award designed and produced by Ill-Eagle Enterprises in New Jersey.

• Hologram for award designed by OpSec Security and has a numbering identification so that each award can be tracked and authenticated.

• NMPA will maintain a database of all awards and certifications.

For more information or questions please contact:

Jessica Sidar
Executive Assistant
National Music Publishers' Association
975 F Street, NW
Suite 375
Washington, DC 20004
Phone: (202) 393-6678
Fax: (202) 393-6673
Email: jsidar@nmpa.org