NMPA Announces Top Gold & Platinum Honorees for May 2018

PRESS RELEASE  
For Immediate Release: July 3, 2018
Media Contact: Katie McClenny

WASHINGTON, D.C. –NMPA today announced the top songwriters, publishers, and 399 certifications of hit songs for May as part of its Gold & Platinum Program.

In partnership with the RIAA’s Gold & Platinum Program, NMPA finds and certifies the songwriters and publishers of RIAA-certified singles. RIAA counts both sales and on-demand streams towards its Gold (500K), Platinum (1M) and Multi-Platinum (2M+) thresholds.  Thousands of songwriters have been recognized since NMPA’s program began in 2007.

The full list of certifications for this month can be found here.

May 2018’s top songwriter is Kendrick Lamar (Warner/Chappell) with twenty-six certifications: Goosebumps certified Multi-Platinum; All The Stars, Humble., Loyalty. and Love. all certified Multi-Platinum, Platinum and Gold; Element and Pray For Me both certified Platinum and Gold; and Blood., Duckworth., Feel., Fear., God., Lust., Pride., Xxx., and Yah. all certified Gold.

The top publishers honored include:

Warner/Chappell: 91 certifications
Gold: 45
Platinum: 23
Multi-Platinum: 23

Sony/ATV Music Publishing: 87 certifications
Gold: 46
Platinum: 20
Multi-Platinum: 21

Universal Music Publishing Group (UMPG): 67 certifications
Gold: 31
Platinum: 15
Multi-Platinum: 21

Kobalt Music: 56 certifications
Gold: 22
Platinum: 19
Multi-Platinum: 15

BMG: 25 certifications
Gold: 6
Platinum: 7
Multi-Platinum: 12

Wixen Music Publishing: 12 certifications
Gold: 6
Platinum: 6

The Administration MP, Inc.: 10 certifications
Gold: 2
Platinum: 3
Multi-Platinum: 5

Pulse Music Publishing: 7 certifications
Gold: 4
Multi-Platinum: 3

Disney Music Publishing: 7 certifications (Gold)

The Royalty Network: 5 certifications
Gold: 1
Multi-Platinum: 4

Round Hill Music: 4 certifications
Gold: 3
Multi-Platinum: 1

Downtown Music Publishing: 4 certifications (Gold)

Third Side Music: 4 certifications (Gold)

Reservoir: 3 certifications
Gold: 1
Platinum: 1
Multi-Platinum: 1

Spirit Music Group: 2 certifications
Platinum: 1
Multi-Platinum: 1

Sea Gayle Music: 2 certifications
Platinum: 1
Multi-Platinum: 1

Ultra Music: 2 certifications
Platinum: 1
Multi-Platinum: 1

Sentric Music: 2 certifications
Gold: 1
Platinum: 1

Big Deal Music: 2 certifications (Gold)

Gelfand, Rennert & Feldman LLC: 2 certifications (Gold)

Big Yellow Dog Music: 1 certification (Gold)

Bluewater Music: 1 certification (Gold)

Big Machine Music: 1 certification (Gold)

ole: 1 certification (Gold)

Songtrust: 1 certification (Gold)

For more information about the songwriters and songs certified or to order a plaque please contact Katie McClenny at kmcclenny@nmpa.org.

About the NMPA G&P Program:
NMPA’s Gold & Platinum Program identifies and honors the songwriters behind today’s biggest hits. NMPA confirms songwriters with their music publishers to ensure all appropriate songwriters are recognized for their contribution to an RIAA certified single. Certifications count both sales and on-demand streams towards gold (500K), platinum (1M) and multi-platinum (2M+) thresholds. Thousands of songwriters have been certified since NMPA’s program began in 2007. For more information visit www.nmpa.org/gp-program