NMPA Announces Top Gold & Platinum Songwriters for April 2017

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For Immediate Release: May 31, 2017
Media Contact: Charlotte Sellmyer

NMPA Announces Top Gold & Platinum Songwriters for April 2017
NMPA Honors Songwriters of RIAA-Certified Gold, Platinum & Multi-Platinum Singles
WASHINGTON, D.C. – NMPA today announced the top songwriters and 148 certifications of hit songs for April as part of its Gold & Platinum Program which identifies and honors songwriters of RIAA-certified hits.

In partnership with the RIAA’s Gold & Platinum Program, NMPA finds and certifies the songwriters 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 songwriters tied with five certifications are Aaquil and Khalif Brown, a.k.a. Rae Sremmurd (Warner/Chappell): Black Beatles certified Multi-Platinum, Platinum and Gold; and Swang certified Platinum and Gold.

The next top songwriter with four certifications is Nayvadius Wilburn a.k.a. Future (UMPG): F*ck Up Some Commas and Low Life both certified Multi-Platinum; Used To This certified Platinum; and Blow A Bag certified Gold.

The top publishers honored include:

Warner/Chappell: 38 certifications
Gold: 18
Platinum: 10
Multi-Platinum: 10

Universal Music Publishing Group (UMPG): 33 certifications
Gold: 12
Platinum: 8
Multi-Platinum: 13

Sony/ATV Music Publishing: 26 certifications
Gold: 12
Platinum: 4
Multi-Platinum: 10

Kobalt Music: 12 certifications
Gold: 6
Platinum: 2
Multi-Platinum: 4

BMG: 8 certifications
Gold: 3
Platinum: 3
Multi-Platinum: 2

Reach Music Publishing: 4 certifications
Platinum: 1
Multi-Platinum: 3

Big Machine Music: 4 certifications (Gold)

Reservoir Media Management: 3 certifications
Gold: 1
Platinum: 2

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

Ingrooves Music Group: 3 certifications (Gold)

SONGS Music Publishing: 2 certifications
Platinum: 1
Multi-Platinum: 1

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

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

The Bicycle Music Company: 1 certification (Multi-Platinum)

Big Deal Music: 1 certification (Multi-Platinum)

Imagem Music: 1 certification (Multi-Platinum)

Ultra Music Publishing: 1 certification (Platinum)

Missing Link Music: 1 certification (Platinum)

Bluewater Music: 1 certification (Gold)

Atlas/Combustion Music: 1 certification (Gold)

Mothership Music Publishing: 1 certification (Gold)

For more information about the songwriters and songs certified or to order a plaque please contact Charlotte Sellmyer at CSellmyer@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.