NMPA Announces Top Gold & Platinum Songwriters for May 2017

PRESS RELEASE  
For Immediate Release: June 30, 2017
Media Contact: Katie McClenny

WASHINGTON, D.C. – NMPA today announced the top songwriters and 349 certifications of hit songs for May 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 songwriters tied with five certifications are:

Max Martin (Kobalt): Hot N Cold and Unconditionally both certified Multi-Platinum; Chained To The Rhythm certified Platinum and Gold; and Rise certified Gold.

Katy Perry (Warner/Chappell): Hot N Cold and Unconditionally both certified Multi-Platinum; Chained To The Rhythm certified Platinum and Gold; and Rise certified Gold.

The next top songwriters tied with four certifications are:

Big Sean (UMPG): I Don’t F*ck With You and Clique both certified Multi-Platinum; and I Know and One Man Can Change The World both certified Platinum.

Lukasz Gottwald (Kobalt): Hot N Cold and Unconditionally both certified Multi-Platinum; and How To Be A Heartbreaker and Primadonna both certified Gold.

The top publishers honored include:

Sony/ATV Music Publishing: 75 certifications
Gold: 24
Platinum: 25
Multi-Platinum: 26

Universal Music Publishing Group (UMPG): 73 certifications
Gold: 20
Platinum: 25
Multi-Platinum: 28

Warner/Chappell: 60 certifications
Gold: 25
Platinum: 14
Multi-Platinum: 21

BMG: 39 certifications
Gold: 16
Platinum: 13
Multi-Platinum: 10

Kobalt Music: 35 certifications
Gold: 12
Platinum: 11
Multi-Platinum: 12

Reservoir Media Management: 12 certifications
Gold: 6
Platinum: 4
Multi-Platinum: 2

SONGS Music Publishing: 7 certifications
Gold: 1
Platinum: 2
Multi-Platinum: 4

Me Gusta Music: 5 certifications (Gold)

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

Spirit Music: 4 certifications
Gold: 1
Platinum: 1
Multi-Platinum: 2

Imagem Music: 4 certifications
Platinum: 3
Multi-Platinum: 1

Big Deal Music: 4 certifications
Gold: 2
Platinum: 2

Disney Music Publishing: 4 certifications (Gold)

Big Yellow Dog: 3 certifications
Gold: 1
Platinum: 1
Multi-Platinum: 1

The Administration, MP: 3 certifications
Platinum: 2
Multi-Platinum: 1

Ultra Music Publishing: 2 certifications (Multi-Platinum)

Missing Link Music: 2 certifications (Multi-Platinum)

Round Hill Music: 2 certifications (Platinum)

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

Primary Wave Entertainment: 2 certifications
Gold: 1
Platinum: 1

Black River Entertainment: 2 certifications (Gold)

Paul Simon Music: 1 certification (Multi-Platinum)

Atlas/Combustion Music: 1 certification (Platinum)

Big Machine Music: 1 certification (Platinum)

peermusic: 1 certification (Platinum)

Velvet Apple Music: 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.