NMPA Honors Top Songwriters And Publishers With G&P Program

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The National Music Publishers Association (NMPA) honored the top 221 songwriters and 290 certifications for this winter’s most popular tunes, as part of its G&P Program, which identifies and honors songwriters of RIAA-certified gold, platinum and multi-platinum singles.

Country songwriter Rodney Clawson was among those songwriters picking up the most honors, with four G&P certifications, for “Burnin’ It Down” (Jason Aldean), “Sippin’ On Fire” (Florida Georgia Line), “Southern Girl” (Tim McGraw), and “Where I Come From” (Montgomery Gentry).

Other songwriters honored include Lady Gaga, Justin Bieber, The Weeknd, Savan Kotecha, Max Martin, Ed Sheeran, Peter Svensson, and Nadir Khavat.

“The songs we know by heart aren’t always written by the artists we see. They are the work of brilliant writers who pen the notes and lyrics we love,” said NMPA President & CEO David Israelite. “NMPA’s Gold & Platinum Program celebrates these talented songwriters and reminds us that great music is a team effort.”

The top publishers honored were:

Sony/ATV Music Publishing, with 86 certifications (29 Gold/21 Platinum/36-Multi-Platinum)
Universal Music Publishing Group (UMPG), with 49 certifications (15 Gold/15 Platinum/19 Multi-Platinum)
Warner/Chappell Music, with 46 certifications (13 Gold/12 Platinum/21 Multi-Platinum)
Kobalt Music, with 31 certifications (12 Gold/9 Platinum/10 Multi-Platinum)
BMG, with 23 certifications (15 Gold/ 5 Platinum/3 Multi-Platinum)
Round Hill Music: 10
SONGS Music Publishing: 10
Pulse Music Publishing: 5
Reservoir Media Management: 5
Shapiro, Bernstein & Co.: 5
Imagem: 4
Bluewater Music: 4
Spirit Music Group: 3
The Administration MP: 2
Disney Music Publishing: 1
Clearbox Rights: 1
Ole: 1
Peer Music: 1
Big Deal Music: 1
Black River Entertainment: 1


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