NMPA Announces Top Gold & Platinum Honorees for March 2019

May 1, 2019

For Immediate Release: May 1, 2019
Media Contact: Katie McClenny

WASHINGTON, D.C. – NMPA today announced the top songwriters, publishers, and 412 certifications of hit songs for March 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 Post Malone (UMPG) with fourteen certifications: Better Now, Candy Paint, Congratulations, I Fall Apart, Psycho, Rockstar and Sunflower all certified Multi-Platinum; and Ball For Me, Over Now, Paranoid, Rich & Sad, Spoil My Night, Stay, and Wow. certified Platinum.

The top publishers honored include:

Sony/ATV Music Publishing: 139 certifications
Gold: 31
Platinum: 69
Multi-Platinum: 39

Universal Music Publishing Group (UMPG): 74 certifications
Gold: 13
Platinum: 31
Multi-Platinum: 30

Kobalt Music: 66 certifications
Gold: 29
Platinum: 19
Multi-Platinum: 18

Warner/Chappell: 54 certifications
Gold: 14
Platinum: 12
Multi-Platinum: 28

BMG: 27 certifications
Gold: 5
Platinum: 8
Multi-Platinum: 14

Round Hill Music: 6 certifications
Gold: 2
Multi-Platinum: 4

The Administration MP, Inc.: 6 certifications
Gold: 4
Multi-Platinum: 2

Downtown Music Publishing: 4 certifications (Multi-Platinum)

Reservoir: 4 certifications
Gold: 1
Platinum: 2
Multi-Platinum: 1

TCF Music Publishing: 4 certifications (Gold)

Pulse Music Publishing: 3 certifications
Platinum: 2
Multi-Platinum: 1

Primary Wave Music: 3 certifications
Gold: 1
Platinum: 2

ole: 3 certifications
Gold: 2
Multi-Platinum: 1

The Royalty Network: 3 certifications (Gold)

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

peermusic: 2 certifications
Gold: 1
Platinum: 1

Big Yellow Dog Music: 2 certifications
Gold: 1
Platinum: 1

Black River Entertainment: 2 certifications (Gold)

Concord Music: 1 certification (Multi-Platinum)

Ultra Music: 1 certification (Multi-Platinum)

Big Machine Music: 1 certification (Multi-Platinum)

Domino Publishing Company of America, Inc.: 1 certification (Multi-Platinum)

Me Gusta Music (PAJ Music Publishing Company): 1 certification (Multi-Platinum)

Big Deal Music: 1 certification (Platinum)

Bluewater Music: 1 certification (Platinum)

Disney Music Publishing: 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/