NMPA Announces Top Gold & Platinum Songwriters for February 2017

NMPA Honors Songwriters of RIAA-Certified Gold, Platinum & Multi-Platinum Singles
WASHINGTON, D.C. – NMPA today announced the top songwriters and 211 certifications of hit songs for February 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 songwriter with three certifications is Ed Sheeran (Sony/ATV): Shape Of You certified Platinum and Gold; and Castle On The Hill certified Gold.

The top publishers honored include:

SONY/ATV Music Publishing: 51 certifications
Gold: 23
Platinum: 17
Multi-Platinum: 11

Warner/Chappell: 31 certifications
Gold: 15
Platinum: 11
Multi-Platinum: 5

BMG: 29 certifications
Gold: 20
Platinum: 7
Multi-Platinum: 2

Kobalt Music: 26 certifications
Gold: 12
Platinum: 8
Multi-Platinum: 6

Universal Music Publishing Group (UMPG): 25 certifications
Gold: 11
Platinum: 9
Multi-Platinum: 5

Pulse Music Publishing: 11 certifications
Gold: 3
Platinum: 6
Multi-Platinum: 2

Reservoir Media Management: 6 certifications
Gold: 3
Platinum: 3

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

Shapiro, Bernstein & Co., Inc: 4 certifications (Platinum)

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

Third Side Music: 2 certifications (Gold)

Greensleeves Publishing Ltd: 2 certifications (Multi-Platinum)

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

Black River Entertainment: 2 certifications
Gold: 1
Platinum: 1

Sea Gayle Music Publishing: 2 certifications
Gold: 1
Platinum: 1

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

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

Bluewater Music: 1 certification (Multi-Platinum)

ole Rights Management: 1 certification (Platinum)

STB Music, Inc.: 1 certification (Platinum)

Music Asset Management: 1 certification (Gold)

Alex Cheatle: 1 certification (Gold)