NMPA Announces Top Gold & Platinum Songwriters for November 2016

January 3, 2017

For Immediate Release: January 3, 2017
Media Contact: Charlotte Sellmyer

NMPA Announces Top Gold & Platinum Songwriters for November 2016
NMPA Honors Songwriters of RIAA-Certified Gold, Platinum & Multi-Platinum Singles

WASHINGTON, D.C. – NMPA today announced the top songwriters and 141 certifications of hit songs for November 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 songwriter with eight certifications is Eric Church (Sony/ATV): Talladega and Like A Wrecking Ball certified Platinum and Gold; Love Your Love The Most and Creepin’ certified Platinum; and Cold One and Guys Like Me certified Gold.

Other top songwriters include:
Christopher Steven Brown with five certifications (Warner/Chappell): 7 Years certified Multi-Platinum; Bow Chicka Wow Wow certified Platinum and Gold; and 24k Magic and Mama Says both certified Gold.

Tyler Joseph from Twenty One Pilots with three certifications (Warner/Chappell) Heathens, Ride, and Stressed Out all certified Multi-Platinum.

Casey Beathard with three certifications (Sony/ATV): Like Jesus Does certified Platinum; and Like A Wrecking Ball certified Platinum and Gold.

The top publishers honored include:

Warner/Chappell: 45 certifications
Gold: 17
Platinum: 12
Multi-Platinum: 16

SONY/ATV Music Publishing: 33 certifications
Gold: 16
Platinum: 12
Multi-Platinum: 5

Universal Music Publishing Group (UMPG): 17 certifications
Gold: 7
Platinum: 6
Multi-Platinum: 4

Kobalt Music: 14 certifications
Gold: 6
Platinum: 4
Multi-Platinum: 4

BMG: 12 certifications
Gold: 7
Platinum: 2
Multi-Platinum: 3

Disney Music Group: 6 certifications
Gold: 3
Platinum: 3

ole Music Management: 2 certifications
Platinum: 1
Multi-Platinum: 1

Reach Music: 2 certifications
Gold: 1
Platinum: 1

Black River Entertainment: 2 certifications (Platinum)

Bicycle Music: 1 certification (Multi-Platinum)

The Administration, MP: 1 certification (Platinum)

MPL Communications: 1 certification (Gold)

Sea Gayle Music (Clearbox Rights): 1 certification (Gold)

Music Services, Inc.: 1 certification (Gold)

Pulse Music Publishing: 1 certification (Gold)

Spirit Music: 1 certification (Gold)

Red Bull Music Publishing:  1 certification (Gold)

For more information about the songwriters and songs certified or to order a plaque please contact Charlotte Sellmyer at CSellmyer@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 visit www.nmpa.org/gp-program.