NMPA Announces Top Gold & Platinum Songwriters for January 2017

PRESS RELEASE  
For Immediate Release: February 28, 2017
Media Contact: Charlotte Sellmyer

WASHINGTON, D.C. – NMPA today announced the top songwriters and 282 certifications of hit songs for January 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 eight certifications is Metro Boomin (UMPG): Where Ya At certified Multi-Platinum; No Heart and Bad and Boujee both certified Platinum; and 3500, Bad and Boujee, Rich $ex, Thought It Was A Drought, and You Was Right all certified Gold.

Other top songwriters tied with six certifications include:

Future (UMPG): Where Ya At certified Multi-Platinum; Stick Talk certified Platinum; and 3500, Rich $ex, Thought It Was A Drought, and Used To This all certified Gold.

Tyler Joseph (Warner/Chappell): Doubt, Fairly Local, Heavydirtysoul, Lane Boy, Polarize, and The Judge all certified Gold

The top publishers honored include:

Warner/Chappell: 75 certifications
Gold: 39
Platinum: 24
Multi-Platinum: 12

SONY/ATV Music Publishing: 66 certifications
Gold: 24
Platinum: 18
Multi-Platinum: 24

Universal Music Publishing Group (UMPG): 50 certifications
Gold: 15
Platinum: 17
Multi-Platinum: 18

BMG: 25 certifications
Gold: 18
Platinum: 5
Multi-Platinum: 2

Kobalt Music: 15 certifications
Gold: 6
Multi-Platinum: 9

Reservoir Media Management: 7 certifications
Gold: 2
Platinum: 3
Multi-Platinum: 2

SONGS Music Publishing: 6 certifications
Gold: 1
Platinum: 2
Multi-Platinum: 3

Pulse Music Publishing: 6 certifications
Gold: 2
Platinum: 4

Disney Music Publishing: 5 certifications (Gold)

Bethel Music Publishing: 5 certifications (Gold)

Ultra Music Publishing: 2 certifications (Gold)

Big Yellow Dog Music: 2 certifications
Gold: 1
Multi-Platinum: 1

Third Side Music: 2 certifications
Gold: 1
Platinum: 1

peermusic: 2 certifications (Gold)

Downtown Music Publishing: 1 certification (Multi-Platinum)

Primary Wave Music: 1 certification (Multi-Platinum)

The Royalty Network: 1 certification (Platinum)

Cabin 24 Records: 1 certification (Platinum)

Secret Road/Incognito Street Music & Ready Set Publishing: 1 certification (Platinum)

Spirit Music Group: 1 certification (Gold)

Major Bob Music: 1 certification (Gold)

Atlas/Combustion Music: 1 certification (Gold)

Clearbox Rights LLC: 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.