NMPA Announces Top Gold & Platinum Songwriters for March 2017

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For Immediate Release: April 28, 2017
Media Contact: Charlotte Sellmyer

NMPA Announces Top Gold & Platinum Songwriters for March 2017
NMPA Honors Songwriters of RIAA-Certified Gold, Platinum & Multi-Platinum Singles
WASHINGTON, D.C. – NMPA today announced the top songwriters and 164 certifications of hit songs for March 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 four certifications is Tyree Pittman, a.k.a “Young Chop” (Warner/Chappell): Love Sosa certified Platinum and Gold; and I Don’t Like certified Platinum and Gold.

Other top songwriters tied with three certifications include:

Bruno Mars (BMG, Warner/Chappell): 24k Magic certified Multi-Platinum; and That’s What I Like certified Platinum and Gold.

Christopher “Brody” Brown (Warner/Chappell): 24k Magic certified Multi-Platinum; and That’s What I Like certified Platinum and Gold.

Corey Taylor (Sony/ATV): Through Glass certified Platinum and Gold; and Bother certified Gold.

Jeremy Felton (UMPG): Do You Mind certified Platinum; and That Way and Your Body both certified Gold.

Quavious Marshall (UMPG): Congratulations certified Platinum and Gold; and T-Shirt certified Gold.

Leland Wayne (UMPG): Congratulations certified Platinum and Gold; and You Was Right certified Platinum.

The top publishers honored include:

Warner/Chappell: 34 certifications
Gold: 15
Platinum: 12
Multi-Platinum: 7

Universal Music Publishing Group (UMPG): 33 certifications
Gold: 14
Platinum: 12
Multi-Platinum: 7

SONY/ATV Music Publishing: 29 certifications
Gold: 14
Platinum: 9
Multi-Platinum: 6

Kobalt Music: 29 certifications
Gold: 19
Platinum: 6
Multi-Platinum: 4

BMG: 12 certifications
Gold: 6
Platinum: 3
Multi-Platinum: 3

Disney Music Publishing: 8 certifications
Gold: 5
Platinum: 3

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

Wixen Music Publishing: 5 certifications (Platinum)

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

Imagem Music: 2 certifications
Gold: 1
Platinum: 1

The Royalty Network: 2 certifications (Gold)

Downtown Music Publishing: 1 certification (Gold)

Big Yellow Dog Music: 1 certification (Gold)