NMPA Announces Top Gold & Platinum Songwriters for July 2016
NMPA Honors Songwriters of RIAA-Certified Gold, Platinum & Multi-Platinum Singles
For Immediate Release: August 31, 2016
Media Contact: Charlotte Sellmyer
WASHINGTON, D.C. – NMPA today announced the top songwriters and 356 certifications of hit songs for July 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 6 certifications are:
Ed Sheeran: Sing, certified Multi-Platinum, The A-Team, certified Multi-Platinum, Give Me Love, certified Platinum, and Kiss Me, Tenerife Sea, and Drunk all certified Gold.
Dijon McFarlane (a.k.a. DJ Mustard): Needed Me, certified Gold, Platinum and Multi-Platinum (Rihanna), and L.A. Love (LA, LA), certified Gold and Platinum (Fergie) and Saved, certified Gold (Ty Dolla $ign).
Other songwriters with top certifications:
Benjamin McKee, Alexander Grant, Daniel Reynolds and Daniel Sermon (a.k.a. Imagine Dragons)
5 certifications: On Top of the World, certified Gold, Platinum and Multi-Platinum and I Bet My Life, certified Gold and Platinum.
The top publishers honored include:
Universal Music Publishing Group (UMPG): 86 certifications
SONY/ATV Music Publishing: 85 certifications
Warner/Chappell: 63 certifications
BMG: 44 certifications
Kobalt Music: 22 certifications
SONGS Music Publishing: 11 certifications
Reach Music: 9 certifications
Pulse Music Publishing: 6 certifications
Primary Wave Entertainment: 6 certifications
Reservoir: 3 certifications
Downtown Music Publishing Group: 3 certifications
Wixen Music: 3 certifications
The Administration MP: 2 certifications
Bicycle Music: 2 certifications
Disney Music Group: 2 certifications (Multi-Platinum)
Ole: 2 certifications (Gold)
Round Hill Music: 2 certifications (Multi-Platinum)
The Royalty Network: 2 certifications
Big Yellow Dog: 1 certification (Gold)
Imagem: 1 certification (Multi-Platinum)
Meriwar Music: 1 certification (Multi-Platinum)