NMPA Announces Top Songwriters for May 2016

NMPA Honors Songwriters of RIAA-Certified Gold, Platinum & Multi-Platinum Singles

WASHINGTON, D.C.— NMPA today announced the top songwriters and 176 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 with 3 G&P certifications are:
Justin Bieber: The Feeling, Company and Purpose all certified Gold
Radric Davis: Wasted (Gucci Mane), Spotlight (Gucci Mane) and 5 Star (Yo Gotti) all certified Gold
Ross Golan and Benjamin Levin: Same Old Love certified Gold, Platinum and Multi-Platinum (Selena Gomez)
Justin Tranter: Good for You (Selena Gomez), Cake by the Ocean (DNCE) certified Multi-Platinum, and Close (Nick Jonas featuring Tove Lo) certified Gold

The top publishers honored include:

Warner/Chappell: 43 certifications
Gold: 21
Platinum: 13
Multi-Platinum: 9

Universal Music Publishing Group (UMPG): 37 certifications
Gold: 26
Platinum: 7
Multi-Platinum: 4

SONY/ATV Music Publishing: 37 certifications
Gold: 18
Platinum: 11
Multi-Platinum: 8

Kobalt Music: 22 certifications
Gold: 16
Platinum: 5
Multi-Platinum: 1

BMG: 18 certifications
Gold: 9
Platinum: 8
Multi-Platinum: 1

Round Hill Music: 4 certifications
Gold: 1
Multi-Platinum: 3

Pulse Music Publishing: 3 certifications (Gold)

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

Native Tongue Music: 2 certifications (Gold)

Peer Music: 2 certifications (Gold)

Scion Three Music/Memory Lane Music: 2 certifications (Gold)

Big Yellow Dog Music: 1 certification (Platinum)

Big Deal Music: 1 certification (Platinum)

The Administration MP: 1 certification (Gold)

Reservoir: 1 certification (Gold)

Imagem: 1 certification (Gold)
For more information about the songwriters and songs certified or to order a plaque please contact Charlotte Sellmyer at CSellmyer@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

About the NMPA:
Founded in 1917, the National Music Publishers’ Association (NMPA) is the trade association representing all American music publishers and their songwriting partners. The NMPA’s mandate is to protect and advance the interests of music publishers and songwriters in matters relating to the domestic and global protection of music copyrights. Learn more at www.nmpa.org.