NMPA Announces Top Gold & Platinum Honorees for August 2018

PRESS RELEASE  
For Immediate Release: September 28, 2018
Media Contact: Katie McClenny

WASHINGTON, D.C. – NMPA today announced the top songwriters, publishers, and 548 certifications of hit songs for August 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.

Click here to view the full list of songwriters.

August 2018’s top songwriter is Michael Jackson (Sony/ATV) with twenty-nine certifications: Billie Jean, Beat It and Black Or White certified Multi-Platinum; P.Y.T., Smooth Criminal and The Way You Make Me Feel certified Multi-Platinum, Platinum and Gold; Wanna Be Startin’ Somethin, Human Nature, Dirty Diana and Bad certified Platinum and Gold; Remember The Time and Will You Be There both certified Platinum; and Earth Song, They Don’t Care About Us and You Rock My World certified Gold.

The top publishers honored include:

Sony/ATV Music Publishing: 148 certifications
Gold: 41
Platinum: 36
Multi-Platinum: 71

Warner/Chappell: 105 certifications
Gold: 28
Platinum: 46
Multi-Platinum: 31

Universal Music Publishing Group (UMPG): 83 certifications
Gold: 18
Platinum: 28
Multi-Platinum: 37

Kobalt Music: 59 certifications
Gold: 26
Platinum: 18
Multi-Platinum: 15

BMG: 48 certifications
Gold: 6
Platinum: 14
Multi-Platinum: 28

Reservoir: 13 certifications
Gold: 6
Platinum: 1
Multi-Platinum: 6

Spirit Music Group: 13 certifications
Gold: 5
Platinum: 3
Multi-Platinum: 5

Big Deal Music: 9 certifications
Platinum: 5
Multi-Platinum: 4

Pulse Music Publishing: 8 certifications
Gold: 1
Platinum: 3
Multi-Platinum: 4

Downtown Music Publishing:  7 certifications
Gold: 3
Platinum: 1
Multi-Platinum: 3

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

Wixen Music Publishing: 1 certification (Multi-Platinum)

The Administration MP, Inc.: 6 certifications
Gold: 4
Platinum: 2

Concord Music: 5 certifications
Gold: 2
Platinum: 3

peermusic: 5 certifications
Gold: 1
Platinum: 2
Multi-Platinum: 2

Third Side Music: 4 certifications (Platinum)

Ultra Music: 4 certifications
Gold: 1
Platinum: 2
Multi-Platinum: 1

ole: 4 certifications
Gold: 2
Multi-Platinum: 2

Greensleeves Publishing Ltd.: 3 certifications (Multi-Platinum)

Big Machine Music: 3 certifications
Gold: 1
Platinum: 1
Multi-Platinum: 1

Rezonant Music Publishing/Reynsong Publishing Corp./Smack Songs/Me Gusta Music: 3 certifications (Platinum)

Sea Gayle Music: 2 certifications (Multi-Platinum)

Me Gusta Music: 2 certifications (Multi-Platinum)

Music Sales Corporation: 2 certifications
Platinum: 1
Multi-Platinum: 1

TCF Music Publishing: 2 certifications (Gold)

Bluewater Music: 1 certification (Platinum)

Curb Music Publishing: 1 certification (Platinum)

Reach Music Publishing: 1 certification (Platinum)

Primary Wave Music: 1 certification (Gold)

Scion Three/Memory Lane Music: 1 certification (Gold)

For more information about certifications 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 and to view our Gold & Platinum database, visit www.nmpa.org/gp-program