NMPA Announces Top Gold & Platinum Songwriters for August 2017

PRESS RELEASE  
For Immediate Release: September 29, 2017
Media Contact: Katie McClenny

WASHINGTON, D.C. – NMPA today announced the top songwriters, publishers, and 602 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.

The top songwriters with twenty-one certifications are Chester Bennington, Robert Bourdon, Brad Delson, Joe Hahn, and Mike Shinoda of Linkin Park (UMPG):

Multi-Platinum: Bleed It Out, Burn It Down, In The End, New Divide, Numb, Numb/Encore, Shadow Of The Day, and What I’ve Done.

Platinum: Faint, In The End, One Step Closer, Leave Out All The Rest, and Waiting For The End.

Gold: Breaking The Habit, Crawling, Faint, Given Up, Heavy, Iridescent, One Step Closer, and Papercut.

The runner-up songwriter with fifteen certifications is David Farrell of Linkin Park (UMPG):Bleed It Out, Burn It Down, New Divide, Numb, Numb/Encore, Shadow Of The Day, and What I’ve Done all certified Multi-Platinum; Faint, Leave Out All The Rest, and Waiting For The End all certified Platinum; and Breaking The Habit, Faint, Given Up, Heavy and Iridescent certified Gold.

The top publishers honored include:

Universal Music Publishing Group (UMPG): 224 certifications
Gold: 92
Platinum: 49
Multi-Platinum: 83

Sony/ATV Music Publishing: 109 certifications
Gold: 46
Platinum: 28
Multi-Platinum: 35

Warner/Chappell: 63 certifications
Gold: 29
Platinum: 8
Multi-Platinum: 26

Kobalt Music: 55 certifications
Gold: 19
Platinum: 21
Multi-Platinum: 15

BMG: 39 certifications
Gold: 18
Platinum: 11
Multi-Platinum: 10

The Royalty Network: 11 certifications
Gold: 6
Platinum: 4
Multi-Platinum: 1

Primary Wave Entertainment: 9 certifications
Gold: 4
Platinum: 4
Multi-Platinum: 1

Reservoir Media Management: 8 certifications
Gold: 4
Platinum: 2
Multi-Platinum: 2

Spirit Music Group: 8 certifications
Gold: 5
Multi-Platinum: 3

Round Hill Music: 8 certifications (Gold)

Wixen Music Publishing: 6 certifications
Gold: 3
Multi-Platinum: 3

SONGS Music Publishing: 6 certifications
Gold: 3
Platinum: 3

Downtown Music Publishing: 5 certifications
Gold: 3
Platinum: 1
Multi-Platinum: 1

The Administration MP, Inc.: 5 certifications
Gold: 4
Multi-Platinum: 1

Black River Entertainment: 4 certifications
Gold: 1
Platinum: 2
Multi-Platinum: 1

Ultra Music Publishing: 4 certifications
Gold: 1
Platinum: 3

Big Deal Music: 4 certifications
Gold: 3
Platinum: 1

Ingrooves: 3 certifications (Platinum)

Imagem: 3 certifications
Gold: 1
Multi-Platinum: 2

Disney Music Publishing: 3 certifications
Gold: 2
Platinum: 1

Pulse Music Publishing: 3 certifications
Gold: 2
Multi-Platinum: 1

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

Integrity Music: 3 certifications (Gold)

Missing Link Music: 2 certifications (Multi-Platinum)

Bluewater Music: 2 certifications
Platinum: 1
Multi-Platinum: 1

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

Greensleeves Publishing Ltd.: 2 certifications
Gold: 1
Platinum: 1

Big Machine Music: 1 certification (Multi-Platinum)

Atlas/Combustion Music: 1 certification (Multi-Platinum)

STB Music: 1 certification (Multi-Platinum)

Songtrust: 1 certification (Platinum)

Big Yellow Dog: 1 certification (Gold)

Reach Music: 1 certification (Gold)

Shapiro, Bernstein and Co., Inc.: 1 certification (Gold)

Major Bob Music: 1 certification (Gold)

ReHits Music, Smacktown Music (Me Gusta 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.