NMPA Announces Top Gold & Platinum Songwriters for September 2016

October 31, 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
Gold: 37
Platinum: 32
Multi-Platinum: 11

Universal Music Publishing Group (UMPG): 49 certifications
Gold:  18
Platinum:  22
Multi-Platinum:  9

Kobalt Music: 48 certifications
Gold: 16
Platinum: 16
Multi-Platinum: 16

Warner/Chappell: 41 certifications
Gold: 24
Platinum: 13
Multi-Platinum: 4

BMG: 27 certifications
Gold: 11
Platinum: 10
Multi-Platinum: 6

Reach Music: 9 certifications
Gold: 3
Platinum: 6

SONGS Music Publishing: 8 certifications
Gold: 6
Platinum: 1
Multi-Platinum: 1

Third Side Music: 7 Certifications (Gold)

Pulse Music Publishing: 4 certifications
Gold: 1
Multi-Platinum: 1

Ultra Music: 4 certifications
Gold: 2
Platinum: 2

Big Yellow Dog Music: 3 certifications
Gold: 1
Platinum: 2

Greensleeves Publishing: 3 certifications
Gold: 1
Platinum: 1
Multi-Platinum: 1

ole Music Management: 3 certifications
Gold: 1

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
Gold: 1
Platinum: 1

Imagem Music: 2 certifications
Gold: 1
Platinum: 1

Atlas/Combustion Music Publishing: 2 certifications
Gold: 1
Platinum: 1

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

peermusic:  2 certifications
Gold: 1
Platinum: 1

Downtown Music Publishing: 1 certification (Platinum)

Bicycle Music: 1 certification (Platinum)

Bluewater Music: 1 certification (Gold)

Rio Bravo Music: 1 certification (Gold)