NMPA Announces Top Gold & Platinum Honorees for September 2018

PRESS RELEASE  
For Immediate Release: October 31, 2018
Media Contact: Katie McClenny

WASHINGTON, D.C. – NMPA today announced the top songwriters, publishers, and 467 certifications of hit songs for September 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.

September 2018’s top songwriter is Adam Levine (UMPG) with forty-six certifications: Love Somebody, Makes Me Wonder, Misery, One More Night, Wake Up Call and Won’t Go Home Without You all certified Multi-Platinum, Platinum and Gold; Sunday Morning and This Love certified Multi-Platinum and Platinum; Daylight, Moves Like Jagger, Payphone and She Will Be Loved certified Multi-Platinum; Cold and Girls Like You certified Platinum and Gold; Harder To Breathe, Never Gonna Leave This Bed and Wait certified Platinum; and Lucky Strike certified Gold.

The top publishers honored include:

Universal Music Publishing Group (UMPG): 140 certifications
Gold: 43
Platinum: 30
Multi-Platinum: 67

Kobalt Music: 90 certifications
Gold: 31
Platinum: 19
Multi-Platinum: 40

Sony/ATV Music Publishing: 80 certifications
Gold: 28
Platinum: 9
Multi-Platinum: 43

Warner/Chappell: 53 certifications
Gold: 17
Platinum: 12
Multi-Platinum: 24

BMG: 34 certifications
Gold: 12
Platinum: 6
Multi-Platinum: 16

Downtown Music Publishing: 16 certifications
Gold: 4
Platinum: 3
Multi-Platinum: 9

Spirit Music Group: 10 certifications
Gold: 3
Platinum: 6
Multi-Platinum: 1

Concord Music: 9 certifications
Gold: 1
Platinum: 6
Multi-Platinum: 2

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

Wixen Music Publishing: 4 certifications (Platinum)

TCF Music Publishing: 4 certifications
Gold: 2
Platinum: 2

Round Hill Music:  3 certifications
Platinum: 1
Multi-Platinum: 2

ole: 3 certifications (Platinum)

Big Deal Music: 3 certifications (Gold)

Reservoir: 1 certification (Multi-Platinum)

peermusic: 1 certification (Multi-Platinum)

The Administration MP, Inc.: 1 certification (Platinum)

The Royalty Network: 1 certification (Platinum)

Missing Link Music: 1 certification (Platinum)

Reach Music Publishing: 1 certification (Platinum)

Ultra Music: 1 certification (Gold)

Primary Wave Music: 1 certification (Gold)

peermusic: 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.