NMPA Announces Top Gold & Platinum Honorees for March 2018

PRESS RELEASE  
For Immediate Release: April 30, 2018
Media Contact: Katie McClenny

WASHINGTON, D.C. – NMPA today announced the top songwriters, publishers, and 1,354 certifications of hit songs for March 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 top songwriter for March 2018 is Eminem (UMPG) with twenty-four certifications: Beautiful, Berzerk, Crack A Bottle, Love The Way You Lie, No Love, Rap God, Shake That, Space Bound, The Monster, and When I’m Gone all certified Multi-Platinum; Cinderella Man, Headlights, Survival, We Made You, Won’t Back Down, and You Don’t Know certified Platinum; and 25 To Life, 3AM, Best Friend, Cold Wind Blows, Guts Over Fear, Kings Never Die, Phenomenal, and Talkin’ To Myself all certified Gold.

The top publishers honored include:

Sony/ATV Music Publishing:  378 certifications
Gold: 137
Platinum: 103
Multi-Platinum: 138

Universal Music Publishing Group (UMPG): 317 certifications
Gold: 110
Platinum: 78
Multi-Platinum: 129

Warner/Chappell: 238 certifications
Gold: 76
Platinum: 63
Multi-Platinum: 127

Kobalt Music: 122 certifications
Gold: 35
Platinum: 30
Multi-Platinum: 57

BMG: 119 certifications
Gold: 36
Platinum: 31
Multi-Platinum: 52

Reservoir Media Management: 23 certifications
Gold: 8
Platinum: 7
Multi-Platinum: 8

Pulse Music Publishing: 15 certifications
Gold: 4
Platinum: 1
Multi-Platinum: 10

Spirit Music Group: 15 certifications
Gold: 8
Platinum: 1
Multi-Platinum: 6

Downtown Music Publishing: 13 certifications
Gold: 2
Platinum: 9
Multi-Platinum: 2

The Administration MP, Inc.: 11 certifications
Gold: 4
Platinum: 6
Multi-Platinum: 1

Disney Music Publishing: 11 certifications
Gold: 4
Platinum: 5
Multi-Platinum: 2

Concord Music: 10 certifications
Gold: 3
Platinum: 4
Multi-Platinum: 3

The Royalty Network: 10 certifications
Gold: 2
Platinum: 2
Multi-Platinum: 6

Third Side Music: 9 certifications
Gold: 2
Platinum: 7

Round Hill Music: 8 certifications
Gold: 4
Platinum: 2
Multi-Platinum: 2

Big Deal Music: 8 certifications
Gold: 4
Platinum: 1
Multi-Platinum: 3

Big Machine Music: 8 certifications
Gold: 4
Platinum: 1
Multi-Platinum: 3

Me Gusta Music: 7 certifications
Gold: 5
Platinum: 1
Multi-Platinum: 1

ole: 6 certifications
Gold: 3
Platinum: 2
Multi-Platinum: 1

Reach Music: 4 certifications (Multi-Platinum)

peermusic: 4 certifications 
Gold: 1
Multi-Platinum: 3

Shapiro, Bernstein & Co.: 3 certifications
Gold: 1
Platinum: 1
Multi-Platinum: 1

Atlas/Combustion Music: 3 certifications (Gold)

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

Primary Wave Entertainment: 2 certifications
Gold: 1
Multi-Platinum: 1

Missing Link Music: 2 certifications
Gold: 1
Platinum: 2

MPL Communications: 1 certification (Platinum)

Curb Music Publishing: 1 certification (Platinum)

Black River Entertainment: 2 certifications (Gold)

Bluewater Music: 2 certifications (Gold)

Red Bull Media: 1 certification (Gold)

Big Yellow Dog Music: 1 certification (Gold)

Wixen Music Publishing: 1 certification (Gold)

Sea Gayle Music: 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.