NMPA Announces Top Gold & Platinum Songwriters for October 2016

PRESS RELEASE  
For Immediate Release: November 30, 2016
Media Contact: Charlotte Sellmyer

WASHINGTON, D.C. – NMPA today announced the top songwriters and 232 certifications of hit songs for October 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 Justin Bieber (UMPG): Sorry certified Multi-Platinum; Cold Water certified Platinum and Gold; Let Me Love You certified Platinum and Gold; and Company certified Platinum.

Four songwriters tied with three certifications each: 

Andrew Taggart of Chainsmokers (Sony/ATV): Roses, Don’t Let Me Down and Closer all certified Multi-Platinum.

Ashley Gorley (Atlas/Combustion, Warner/Chappell): I See You certified Platinum and Gold; and Play It Again certified Gold.

Darold Durard Brown (Sony/ATV): Work Remix certified Platinum and Gold; and Shabba certified Gold.

Benjamin Levin, aka Benny Blanco (UMPG): Cold Water certified Platinum and Gold; and Octahate certified Gold.

The top publishers honored include:

SONY/ATV Music Publishing: 67 certifications
Gold: 28
Platinum: 15
Multi-Platinum: 24

Universal Music Publishing Group (UMPG): 36 certifications
Gold:  13
Platinum:  15
Multi-Platinum:  8

Warner/Chappell: 24 certifications
Gold: 6
Platinum: 9
Multi-Platinum: 9

Kobalt Music: 18 certifications
Gold: 8
Platinum: 6
Multi-Platinum: 4

BMG: 17 certifications
Gold: 8
Platinum: 3
Multi-Platinum: 6

Wixen Music Publishing: 10 Certifications
Gold: 5
Platinum: 5

Missing Link Music Publishing: 9 Certifications
Gold: 4
Platinum: 4
Multi-Platinum: 1

SONGS Music Publishing:  8 certifications
Gold: 1
Platinum: 3
Multi-Platinum: 4

Pulse Music Publishing: 8 certifications
Gold: 1
Platinum: 5
Multi-Platinum: 2

Domino Publishing Company of America, Inc: 8 certifications
Gold: 8

Ultra Music: 3 certifications
Gold: 2
Platinum: 1

The Administration, MP: 3 certifications
Gold: 2
Platinum: 1

Round Hill Music: 3 certifications
Gold: 2
Platinum: 1

Imagem Music: 3 certifications
Platinum: 1
Multi-Platinum: 2

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

Greensleeves Publishing:  3 certifications
Gold:1
Platinum: 1
Multi-Platinum: 1

Reach Music: 2 certifications
Gold: 1
Platinum: 1

Razor & Tie: 1 certification (Multi-Platinum)

Reservoir Media Management: 1 certification (Platinum)

peermusic:   1 certification (Platinum)

Bluewater Music: 1 certification (Platinum)

HoriPro: 1 certification (Platinum)

ole Music Management: 1 certification (Gold)

Words & Music: 1 certification (Gold)