NMPA Announces Top Gold & Platinum Songwriters for September 2016
For Immediate Release: October 31, 2016
Media Contact: Charlotte Sellmyer
WASHINGTON, D.C. – NMPA today announced the top songwriters and 306 certifications of hit songs for September 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 6 certifications is Drake: One Dance certified Multi-Platinum, Platinum and Gold; For Free and Recognize both certified Platinum; and Come and See Me certified Gold.
Four songwriters tied with 5 certifications each:
Adele: Hello certified Multi-Platinum; Send My Love (To Your New Lover) and When We Were Young both certified Platinum and Gold.
Kid Cudi: Pursuit of Happiness certified Multi-Platinum; Make Her Say certified Platinum and Gold; Erase Me, Up Up & Away both certified Platinum.
Max Martin: Wildest Dreams, Can’t Stop The Feeling and Cool For The Summer all certified Multi-Platinum; Send My Love (To Your New Lover) certified Platinum and Gold.
Bryson Tiller: Exchange certified Multi-Platinum; Sorry Not Sorry certified Platinum; Been That Way, Right My Wrongs, Let Em’ Know all certified Gold.
The top publishers honored include:
SONY/ATV Music Publishing: 80 certifications
Universal Music Publishing Group (UMPG): 49 certifications
Kobalt Music: 48 certifications
Warner/Chappell: 41 certifications
BMG: 27 certifications
Reach Music: 9 certifications
SONGS Music Publishing: 8 certifications
Third Side Music: 7 Certifications (Gold)
Pulse Music Publishing: 4 certifications
Ultra Music: 4 certifications
Big Yellow Dog Music: 3 certifications
Greensleeves Publishing: 3 certifications
ole Music Management: 3 certifications
Domino Publishing Company of America, Inc: 2 certifications (Multi-Platinum)
Reservoir Media Management: 2 certifications (Platinum)
Round Hill Music: 2 certifications (Platinum)
Big Deal Music: 2 certifications
Imagem Music: 2 certifications
Atlas/Combustion Music Publishing: 2 certifications
The Royalty Network: 2 certifications
peermusic: 2 certifications
Downtown Music Publishing: 1 certification (Platinum)
Bicycle Music: 1 certification (Platinum)
Bluewater Music: 1 certification (Gold)
Rio Bravo Music: 1 certification (Gold)