NMPA Announces Top Gold & Platinum Songwriters for July 2016

September 1, 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
Gold: 33
Platinum: 31
Multi-Platinum: 22

SONY/ATV Music Publishing: 85 certifications
Gold: 35
Platinum: 14
Multi-Platinum: 36

Warner/Chappell: 63 certifications
Gold: 19
Platinum: 9
Multi-Platinum: 35

BMG: 44 certifications
Gold: 10
Platinum: 5
Multi-Platinum: 29

Kobalt Music: 22 certifications
Gold: 8
Platinum: 6
Multi-Platinum: 8

SONGS Music Publishing: 11 certifications
Gold: 5
Platinum: 3
Multi-Platinum: 3

Reach Music: 9 certifications
Gold: 6
Platinum: 1
Multi-Platinum: 2

Pulse Music Publishing: 6 certifications
Gold: 3
Platinum: 1
Multi-Platinum: 2

Primary Wave Entertainment: 6 certifications
Gold: 4
Platinum: 1
Multi-Platinum: 1

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

Downtown Music Publishing Group: 3 certifications
Gold: 2
Multi-Platinum: 1

Wixen Music: 3 certifications
Gold: 1
Platinum: 2

The Administration MP: 2 certifications
Gold: 1
Multi-Platinum: 1

Bicycle Music: 2 certifications
Gold: 1
Platinum: 1

Disney Music Group: 2 certifications (Multi-Platinum)

Ole: 2 certifications (Gold)

Round Hill Music: 2 certifications (Multi-Platinum)

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

Big Yellow Dog: 1 certification (Gold)

Imagem: 1 certification (Multi-Platinum)

Meriwar Music: 1 certification (Multi-Platinum)