NMPA Announces Top Gold & Platinum Songwriters for December 2016

PRESS RELEASE  
For Immediate Release: January 31, 2017
Media Contact: Charlotte Sellmyer

WASHINGTON, D.C. – NMPA today announced the top songwriters and 288 certifications of hit songs for December 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 two top songwriters with five certifications are:
The Weeknd (SONGS Music Publishing):
Can’t Feel My Face and Often both certified Multi-Platinum; and Starboy certified Multi-Platinum, Platinum, and Gold.

Future (UMPG): Jumpman certified Multi-Platinum; I Got The Keys certified Platinum; Diamonds Dancing certified Platinum and Gold; and Do You Mind certified Gold.

Other top songwriters tied with four certifications include:
Drake (Sony/ATV): Jumpman certified Multi-Platinum; Diamonds Dancing certified Platinum and Gold; and Why You Always Hatin? certified Gold.

Jay-Z (Warner/Chappell): Holy Grail certified Multi-Platinum; I Got The Keys and Can I Get A.. both certified Platinum; and I Just Wanna Love U certified Gold.

Michael Dean (Warner/Chappell): Fourfiveseconds certified Multi-Platinum; and Champions, No Sense, and Timmy Turner all certified Gold.

Metro Boomin (UMPG): Jumpman certified Multi-Platinum; Diamonds Dancing certified both Platinum and Gold; and No Heart certified Gold.

The top publishers honored include:

SONY/ATV Music Publishing: 84 certifications
Gold: 39
Platinum: 16
Multi-Platinum: 29

Warner/Chappell: 51 certifications
Gold: 27
Platinum: 12
Multi-Platinum: 12

Universal Music Publishing Group (UMPG): 50 certifications
Gold: 25
Platinum: 5
Multi-Platinum: 20

Kobalt Music: 33 certifications
Gold: 17
Platinum: 6
Multi-Platinum: 10

BMG: 17 certifications
Gold: 5
Platinum: 1
Multi-Platinum: 11

SONGS Music Publishing: 17 certifications
Gold: 5
Platinum: 3
Multi-Platinum: 9

Pulse Music Publishing: 4 certifications
Gold: 3
Multi-Platinum: 1

Ultra Music Publishing:  4 certifications
Platinum: 2
Multi-Platinum: 2

Shapiro, Bernstein & Co.: 4 certifications (Gold)

Big Deal Music: 3 certifications (Multi-Platinum)

The Administration, MP: 3 certifications
Gold: 1
Platinum: 2

Big Yellow Dog Music: 2 certifications (Multi-Platinum)

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

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

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

Words & Music Administration: 2 certifications
Gold: 1
Multi-Platinum: 1

MPL Communications: 1 certification (Multi-Platinum)

Spirit Music Group: 1 certification (Multi-Platinum)

Reach Music: 1 certification (Multi-Platinum)

Imagem Music: 1 certification (Multi-Platinum)

Downtown Music Publishing: 2 certifications (Gold)

Sea Gayle Music (Clearbox Rights): 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.