NMPA Announces Top Gold & Platinum Songwriters for December 2018 through February 2019

PRESS RELEASE  
For Immediate Release: April 1, 2019
Media Contact: Katie McClenny

WASHINGTON, D.C. – NMPA today announced the top songwriters, publishers, and 1,015 certifications of hit songs for December 2018 through February 2019 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 the following links to view the full songwriter certification lists:
-December
-January
-February
 
The top songwriter is Kesha (Kobalt) with thirteen certifications: Tik-Tok, We R Who We R, Your Love Is My Drug, Die Young, Blow, Take It Off, Praying and Blah Blah Blah all certified Multi-Platinum; C’Mon and Crazy Kids both certified Platinum; and Dinosaur, Sleazy and Woman certified Gold.

The top publishers honored include:

Kobalt Music: 238 certifications
Gold: 78
Platinum: 45
Multi-Platinum: 115

Sony/ATV Music Publishing: 194 certifications
Gold: 54
Platinum: 36
Multi-Platinum: 104

Universal Music Publishing Group (UMPG): 190 certifications
Gold: 57
Platinum: 19
Multi-Platinum: 114

Warner/Chappell: 173 certifications
Gold: 42
Platinum: 50
Multi-Platinum: 81

BMG: 68 certifications
Gold: 12
Platinum: 26
Multi-Platinum: 30

Reservoir: 33 certifications
Gold: 11
Platinum: 10
Multi-Platinum: 12

Downtown Music Publishing: 17 certifications
Gold: 3
Platinum: 4
Multi-Platinum: 10
 
Round Hill Music:  13 certifications
Gold: 1
Platinum: 1
Multi-Platinum: 11

Pulse Music Publishing: 13 certifications
Gold: 5
Platinum: 3
Multi-Platinum: 5

Big Deal Music: 10 certifications
Gold: 1
Platinum: 3
Multi-Platinum: 6

Spirit Music Group: 10 certifications
Gold: 1
Platinum: 5
Multi-Platinum: 4

Concord Music: 7 certifications
Gold: 3
Platinum: 1
Multi-Platinum: 3

TCF Music Publishing: 6 certifications (Platinum)

Ultra Music: 6 certifications
Gold: 1
Platinum: 2
Multi-Platinum: 3

ole: 6 certifications
Gold: 3
Platinum: 1
Multi-Platinum: 2

The Administration MP, Inc.: 5 certifications
Platinum: 2
Multi-Platinum: 3

Third Side Music: 4 certifications (Gold)

Big Machine Music: 3 certifications
Gold: 1
Platinum: 2

peermusic: 3 certifications
Platinum: 1
Multi-Platinum: 2

Wixen Music Publishing: 2 certifications (Multi-Platinum)

Shapiro, Bernstein & Co, Inc.: 2 certifications (Multi-Platinum)

The Royalty Network: 2 certifications (Multi-Platinum)

Disney Music Publishing: 2 certifications (Platinum)

Reach Music Publishing: 2 certifications
Gold: 1
Multi-Platinum: 1

Ingrooves: 1 certification (Multi-Platinum)

Domino Music Publishing: 1 certification (Gold)

Sea Gayle 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/award-database.