NMPA Announces Top Gold & Platinum Honorees for October and November 2018

PRESS RELEASE
For Immediate Release: January 31, 2019
Media Contact: Katie McClenny

NMPA Announces Top Gold & Platinum Honorees for October and November 2018
NMPA Honors Songwriters and Publishers of RIAA-Certified Singles

WASHINGTON, D.C. – NMPA today announced the top songwriters, publishers, and 717 certifications of hit songs for October and November 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.

October/November 2018’s top songwriters are A$AP Rocky (Sony/ATV) and Billy Joel (UMPG) , both with 13 certifications:

A$AP Rocky: Wild For The Night and F**kin’ Problems both certified Multi-Platinum; Goldie, L$D, Lord Pretty Flacko Jodye 2, Pick It Up, and Praise The Lord (Da Shine) certified Platinum; and 1Train, Canal St, Electric Body, Fashion Killa, Long Live A$AP and Peso certified Gold.

Billy Joel: It’s Still Rock And Roll To Me and Piano Man both certified Multi-Platinum; Just The Way You Are, Only The Good Die Young, Uptown Girl and We Didn’t Start The Fire certified Platinum; Movin’ Out (Anthony’s Song), New York State Of Mind, Scenes From An Italian Restaurant, She’s Always A Woman, The Longest Time, Vienna and You May Be Right certified Gold.

The top publishers honored include:

Sony/ATV Music Publishing: 177 certifications
Gold: 44
Platinum: 76
Multi-Platinum: 57

Warner/Chappell: 141 certifications
Gold: 58
Platinum: 27
Multi-Platinum: 56

Universal Music Publishing Group (UMPG): 137 certifications
Gold: 45
Platinum: 43
Multi-Platinum: 49

Kobalt Music: 90 certifications
Gold: 34
Platinum: 21
Multi-Platinum: 35

BMG: 61 certifications
Gold: 26
Platinum: 18
Multi-Platinum: 17

Reservoir: 14 certifications
Gold: 4
Platinum: 4
Multi-Platinum: 6

Big Deal Music: 11 certifications
Gold: 8
Platinum: 2
Multi-Platinum: 1

Downtown Music Publishing: 10 certifications
Gold: 1
Platinum: 1
Multi-Platinum: 8

Round Hill Music: 10 certifications
Gold: 1
Platinum: 3
Multi-Platinum: 6

Concord Music: 8 certifications
Gold: 3
Platinum: 3
Multi-Platinum: 2

Pulse Music Publishing: 8 certifications
Gold: 5
Platinum: 1
Multi-Platinum: 2

Reach Music Publishing: 8 certifications
Gold: 6
Platinum: 2

The Administration MP, Inc.: 6 certifications
Gold: 3
Platinum: 2
Multi-Platinum: 1

Spirit Music Group: 5 certifications
Gold: 3
Multi-Platinum: 2

The Royalty Network: 5 certifications
Gold: 2
Platinum: 3

Ultra Music: 5 certifications
Gold: 3
Multi-Platinum: 2

Disney Music Publishing: 4 certifications (Gold)

Big Yellow Dog Music: 3 certifications
Platinum: 1
Multi-Platinum: 2

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

Clearbox Rights, LLC: 2 certifications
Gold: 1
Multi-Platinum: 1

peermusic: 2 certifications
Gold: 1
Platinum: 1

Wixen Music Publishing: 2 certifications
Gold: 1
Platinum: 1

Big Machine Music: 2 certifications
Gold: 1
Platinum: 1

Sea Gayle Music: 1 certification (Multi-Platinum)

Me Gusta Music (Vista Loma Music): 1 certification (Multi-Platinum)

Third Side Music: 1 certification (Gold)

Bluewater 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.