NMPA Announces Top Gold & Platinum Honorees for August 2019

October 2, 2019

For Immediate Release: October 2, 2019
Media Contact: Katie McClenny

WASHINGTON, D.C. – NMPA today announced the top songwriters, publishers, and 589 certifications of hit songs for August of 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 Khalid (Sony/ATV) with twenty-one certifications: Location, Young Dumb & Broke, Eastside, Better, Talk, Saved, and OTW all certified Multi-Platinum; Shot Down, Saturday Nights, Coaster, Another Sad Love Song, American Teen and 8teen certified Platinum; and My Bad, Winter, Therapy, Let’s Go, Keep Me, Hopeless, Cold Blooded and Angels certified Gold.

The top publishers honored include:

Sony/ATV Music Publishing: 190 certifications
Gold: 64
Platinum: 71
Multi-Platinum: 55

Universal Music Publishing Group (UMPG): 132 certifications
Gold: 48
Platinum: 42
Multi-Platinum: 42

Kobalt Music: 78 certifications
Gold: 33
Platinum: 16
Multi-Platinum: 29

Warner Chappell: 71 certifications
Gold: 30
Platinum: 25
Multi-Platinum: 16

BMG: 28 certifications
Gold: 15
Platinum: 4
Multi-Platinum: 9

Reservoir: 14 certifications
Gold: 6
Platinum: 5
Multi-Platinum: 3

Pulse Music Publishing: 10 certifications
Gold: 4
Multi-Platinum: 6

Big Deal Music: 6 certifications
Platinum: 1
Multi-Platinum: 5

The Administration MP, Inc.: 6 certifications
Gold: 2
Platinum: 2
Multi-Platinum: 2

Spirit Music Group: 6 certifications
Gold: 2
Platinum: 3
Multi-Platinum: 1

Disney Music Publishing: 6 certifications (Gold)

Anthem Entertainment: 5 certifications
Gold: 1
Platinum: 4

Primary Wave: 4 certifications
Gold: 2
Platinum: 2

Ultra Music: 4 certifications
Gold: 2
Platinum: 2

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

The Royalty Network: 3 certifications
Gold: 2
Platinum: 1

Concord Music Publishing: 3 certifications (Gold)

Wixen Music Publishing: 3 certifications (Gold)

Downtown Music Publishing: 2 certifications (Multi-Platinum)

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

Reach Music Publishing: 2 certifications
Platinum: 1
Multi-Platinum: 1

Black River Entertainment: 2 certifications (Platinum)

Ribbon Music, admin. by Domino Music Publishing of America, Inc.: 2 certifications (Gold)

Wrensong, admn. by Me Gusta Music: 2 certifications
Gold: 1
Platinum: 1

Songtrust: 1 certification (Multi-Platinum)

peermusic: 1 certification (Platinum)

Que Chevere Music, admin. by Me Gusta Music: 1 certification (Platinum)

Shapiro, Bernstein & Co., Inc.: 1 certification (Platinum)

Bluewater: 1 certification (Gold)


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/