NMPA Announces Top Gold & Platinum Songwriters for October 2017

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

WASHINGTON, D.C. – NMPA today announced the top songwriters, publishers, and 499 certifications of hit songs for October as part of its Gold & Platinum Program. The full list of top songwriters and publishers for this month can be found here.

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.

The top songwriter with 22 certifications is Chris Brown (UMPG): Look At Me Now, Yeah 3x, Don’t Wake Me Up, and Deuces all certified Multi-Platinum, Platinum and Gold; and Beautiful People, Back To Sleep, She Ain’t You, Strip, and Turn Up The Music all certified Platinum and Gold.

The top publishers honored include:

Universal Music Publishing Group (UMPG): 135 certifications
Gold: 47
Platinum: 55
Multi-Platinum: 33

Sony/ATV Music Publishing: 94 certifications
Gold: 36
Platinum: 38
Multi-Platinum: 20

Warner/Chappell: 87 certifications
Gold: 32
Platinum: 28
Multi-Platinum: 27

Kobalt Music: 58 certifications
Gold: 18
Platinum: 17
Multi-Platinum: 23

BMG: 53 certifications
Gold: 22
Platinum: 13
Multi-Platinum: 18

Ultra Music: 10 certifications
Gold: 4
Platinum: 4
Multi-Platinum: 2

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

Disney Music Publishing: 8 certifications
Gold: 7
Multi-Platinum: 1

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

SONGS Music Publishing: 6 certifications
Gold: 1
Platinum: 2
Multi-Platinum: 3

The Administration MP, Inc.: 5 certifications
Gold: 3
Platinum: 1
Multi-Platinum: 1

Atlas/Combustion Music: 4 certifications
Gold: 3
Multi-Platinum: 1

The Royalty Network: 4 certifications
Gold: 1
Platinum: 1
Multi-Platinum: 2

Wixen Music Publishing: 3 certifications (Multi-Platinum)

Downtown Music Publishing: 3 certifications
Gold: 1
Platinum: 1
Multi-Platinum: 1

Curb Music: 3 certifications
Gold: 1
Multi-Platinum: 2

Third Side Music: 2 certifications
Gold: 1
Platinum: 1

TCF Publishing: 2 certifications (Platinum)

Big Deal Music: 1 certification (Multi-Platinum)

Primary Wave Entertainment: 1 certification (Multi-Platinum)

Round Hill Music: 1 certification (Platinum)

Big Yellow Dog Music:  1 certification (Platinum)