NMPA Announces Top Gold & Platinum Songwriters for June 2017

PRESS RELEASE  
For Immediate Release: July 31, 2017
Media Contact: Katie McClenny

WASHINGTON, D.C. – NMPA today announced the top songwriters and 317 certifications of hit songs for June 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 six certifications is:

Calvin Harris (Sony/ATV): Blame, How Deep Is Your Love, and This Is What You Came For all certified Multi-Platinum; Slide certified Platinum and Gold; and Under Control certified Gold.

The top publishers honored include:

Warner/Chappell: 67 certifications
Gold: 28
Platinum: 8
Multi-Platinum: 31

Sony/ATV Music Publishing: 62 certifications
Gold: 20
Platinum: 19
Multi-Platinum:  23

Universal Music Publishing Group (UMPG): 56 certifications
Gold: 25
Platinum: 9
Multi-Platinum: 22

BMG: 34 certifications
Gold: 16
Platinum: 9
Multi-Platinum: 9

Kobalt Music: 33 certifications
Gold: 13
Platinum: 7
Multi-Platinum: 13

Reservoir Media Management: 10 certifications
Gold: 4
Platinum: 2
Multi-Platinum: 4

Disney Music Publishing: 9 certifications
Gold: 4
Platinum: 3
Multi-Platinum: 2

SONGS Music Publishing: 5 certifications
Gold: 1
Platinum: 1
Multi-Platinum: 3

The Administration MP, Inc.: 4 certifications (Multi-Platinum)

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

Pulse Music Publishing: 4 certifications
Gold: 1
Platinum: 1
Multi-Platinum: 2

Round Hill Music: 3 certifications
Gold: 1
Platinum: 1
Multi-Platinum: 1

Primary Wave Entertainment: 3 certifications
Gold: 1
Multi-Platinum: 2

Atlas/Combustion Music: 3 certifications
Gold: 1
Platinum: 1
Multi-Platinum: 1

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

Imagem Music: 2 certifications
Gold: 1
Platinum: 1

Third Side Music obo Just Isn’t Music: 2 certifications (Gold)

The Royalty Network: 1 certification (Multi-Platinum)

InTune Nashville Music Publishing: 1 certification (Platinum)

Reach Music Publishing: 1 certification (Multi-Platinum)

Greensleeves Publishing Ltd.: 1 certification (Multi-Platinum)

Big Yellow Dog: 1 certification (Multi-Platinum)

Line and Sinker/Songtrust: 1 certification (Platinum)

Big Machine Music: 1 certification (Platinum)

Purple Rabbit Music: 1 certification (Platinum)

ole Media Management: 2 certifications (Gold)

Black River Entertainment: 1 certification (Gold)

Mike Curb Music: 1 certification (Gold)

peermusic: 1 certification (Gold)

Horipro 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.