Dear GSC Members,
Music Row Magazine recently posted this article in an edition of their magazine. This is great information for you when it comes to what publishers are experiencing success at the moment. Of course, this list changes from year to year so if you don’t see “your favorite” publisher on this list…don’t worry! That doesn’t mean they aren’t working and having success! This list is recognizing GOLD and PLATINUM cuts!
The National Music Publishers Association fights for songwriter rights and David Israelite leads the charge in Washington. I encourage EACH of you who are creators to get to know David and his work on your behalf and on behalf of creators in the entire US.
Keeping you informed…
The National Music Publishers Association (NMPA) has announced its September Gold & Platinum Program features top songwriters, publishers, and 259 certifications of hit songs.
In partnership with the RIAA’s Gold & Platinum Program, NMPA finds and certifies the songwriters and publishers 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 16 certifications is Zac Brown (Reach Music). The songs “Chicken Fried,” “Colder Weather,” “Knee Deep,” and “Toes” have been certified multi-Platinum; “Whatever It Is” has been certified multi-Platinum and Platinum; and “As She’s Walking Away,” “Free,” “Goodbye In Her Eyes,” “Highway 20 Ride,” and “Keep Me In Mind” all certified Platinum and Gold.
The top publishers honored include:
Sony/ATV Music Publishing: 64 certifications
Warner/Chappell: 46 certifications
Universal Music Publishing Group (UMPG): 32 certifications
Kobalt Music: 21 certifications
Reach Music: 18 certifications
BMG: 15 certifications
Spirit Music Group: 13 certifications
Imagem: 8 certifications
Downtown Music Publishing: 5 certifications
Atlas/Combustion Music: 5 certifications
Round Hill Music: 4 certifications (multi-Platinum)
Pulse Music Publishing: 4 certifications
Big Deal Music: 3 certifications
Velvet Apple Music: 3 certifications
Horipro Entertainment: 3 certifications
Reservoir Media Management: 3 certifications (Gold)
ole: 2 certifications (Platinum)
Black River Entertainment: 2 certifications
SONGS Music Publishing: 1 certification (multi-Platinum)
The Royalty Network: 1 certification (multi-Platinum)
Big Machine Music: 1 certification (Platinum)
Curb Music: 1 certification (Platinum)
Arthouse Entertainment: 1 certification (Platinum)
PEN Music Group: 1 certification (Gold)
Sea Gayle Music: 1 certification (Gold)
Music Sales Corporation: 1 certification (Gold)