NMPA Announces Top Gold & Platinum Honorees for April 2019

June 4, 2019

For Immediate Release: May 31, 2019
Media Contact: Katie McClenny

NMPA Announces Top Gold & Platinum Songwriters for April 2019
NMPA Honors Songwriters of RIAA-Certified Gold, Platinum & Multi-Platinum Singles

WASHINGTON, D.C. – NMPA today announced the top songwriters, publishers, and 280 certifications of hit songs for April 2019 as part of its Gold & Platinum Program.

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.

Click here to view the full list of songwriters.

The top songwriter is Eric Church (Sony/ATV) with six certifications: Record Year, Smoke A Little Smoke and Wrecking Ball all certified Multi-Platinum; Guys Like Me certified Platinum; and Over When Its Over and Sinners Like Me certified Gold.

The top publishers honored include:

Sony/ATV Music Publishing: 82 certifications
Gold: 29
Platinum: 18
Multi-Platinum: 35

Warner/Chappell: 58 certifications
Gold: 24
Platinum: 7
Multi-Platinum: 27

Universal Music Publishing Group (UMPG): 42 certifications
Gold: 21
Platinum: 11
Multi-Platinum: 10

Kobalt Music: 40 certifications
Gold: 28
Platinum: 6
Multi-Platinum: 6

BMG: 15 certifications
Gold: 9
Platinum: 1
Multi-Platinum: 5

Reservoir: 14 certifications
Gold: 6
Platinum: 1
Multi-Platinum: 7

Disney Music Publishing: 7 certifications
Gold: 6
Platinum: 1

PEN Music Group: 4 certifications (Gold)

Big Machine Music: 3 certifications
Gold: 1
Multi-Platinum: 2

The Administration MP, Inc.: 2 certifications (Multi-Platinum)

ole: 2 certifications (Platinum)

Raleigh Music Group: 2 certifications (Platinum)

Pulse Music Publishing: 2 certifications (Gold)

Round Hill Music: 1 certification (Multi-Platinum)

Ultra Music: 1 certification (Multi-Platinum)

Bluewater Music: 1 certification (Multi-Platinum)

Downtown Music Publishing: 1 certification (Gold)

Songtrust: 1 certification (Gold)

The Royalty Network: 1 certification (Gold)

Emerald Forest Entertainment (Horipro): 1 certification (Multi-Platinum)

For more information about certifications 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 and to view our Gold & Platinum database, visit http://nmpabackup.wpengine.com/award-database/