NMPA Announces Top Gold & Platinum Songwriters for January 2018

PRESS RELEASE  
For Immediate Release: February 28, 2018
Media Contact: Katie McClenny

WASHINGTON, D.C. – NMPA today announced the top songwriters, publishers, and 254 certifications of hit songs for January 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.

January 2018’s top two songwriters are Miley Cyrus (UMPG) and Russ (Sony/ATV) both with five certifications:

Miley Cyrus: We Can’t Stop certified Multi-Platinum, Platinum and Gold; and FU and Do My Thang both certified Gold.
Russ: What They Want and Losin Control both certified Multi-Platinum; and Do It Myself, Me You, and Pull The Trigger all certified Gold.

The top publishers honored include:

Universal Music Publishing Group (UMPG): 65 certifications
Gold: 24
Platinum: 18
Multi-Platinum: 23

Sony/ATV Music Publishing: 51 certifications
Gold: 14
Platinum: 12
Multi-Platinum: 25

Warner/Chappell: 51 certifications
Gold: 13
Platinum: 17
Multi-Platinum: 21

Kobalt Music: 29 certifications
Gold: 6
Platinum: 6
Multi-Platinum: 17

BMG: 19 certifications
Gold: 11
Platinum: 5
Multi-Platinum: 3

Spirit Music Group: 6 certifications
Gold: 1
Platinum: 2
Multi-Platinum: 3

The Administration MP, Inc.: 6 certifications
Gold: 3
Platinum: 3

Pulse Music Publishing: 4 certifications (Multi-Platinum)

Reservoir Media Management: 4 certifications
Gold: 2
Platinum: 1
Multi-Platinum: 1

Greensleeves Music/STB: 3 certifications
Gold: 1
Platinum: 1
Multi-Platinum: 1

Reach Music: 3 certifications
Gold: 2
Platinum: 1

Downtown Music Publishing: 3 certifications (Gold)

Scion Three/Memory Lane Music: 2 certifications (Gold)

Big Yellow Dog Music:  1 certification (Multi-Platinum)

Imagem: 1 certification (Multi-Platinum)

peermusic: 1 certification (Multi-Platinum)

Black River Entertainment: 1 certification (Platinum)

Bluewater Music: 1 certification (Platinum)

Ultra Music: 1 certification (Platinum)

ole: 1 certification (Gold)

Primary Wave Entertainment: 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.