NMPA Announces Top Gold & Platinum Songwriters and Certifications for Third Quarter of 2023

January 16, 2024

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The National Music Publishers’ Association (NMPA) Gold & Platinum Program today announced the top songwriters for the third quarter of 2023 including the top artist-songwriter and top non-performing songwriter for the period. During July, August and September, 1,793 Gold, Platinum and Multi-Platinum certifications were awarded.

Tyler, The Creator was the top artist-songwriter overall with 17 certifications including the 5X Platinum EARFQUAKE, the 4X Platinum See You Again, and the Double Platinum NEW MAGIC WAND. He is published by Sony Music Publishing.

The top non-performing songwriter was Jon Brion with nine certifications for songs including the Platinum-certified Small Worlds, Ladders, Hurt Feelings, and Come Back to Earth, all recorded by Mac Miller.  He is published by Kobalt.

NMPA President & CEO David Israelite congratulated the honorees saying, “Hip hop dominated Q3 with huge showings by Tyler, The Creator and Jon Brion. Tyler had an astounding number of songs certified – a testament to his innovative style. We are pleased to see Jon recognized for his prolific work with Mac Miller whose honors will undoubtedly continue even in his tragic absence. Jon’s songwriting achievements show how his work continues to resonate. Congratulations to these incredible creators.”

The full list of songwriters and publishers honored can be found HERE.

About the NMPA G&P Program:
NMPA’s Gold & Platinum Program, in partnership with RIAA'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 www.nmpa.org/gold-platinum-program/.