Sam Hunt Named NMPA’s Top Songwriter For August

Sam Hunt

Sam Hunt

The National Music Publishers’ Association has revealed the top songwriters, along with 227 certifications of hit songs for August as part of its Gold & Platinum program, which identifies and honors songwriters of RIAA-certified hits. The RIAA counts both sales and on-demand streams toward its gold (500K), platinum (1 million), and multi-platinum (2 million+) thresholds.

Sam Hunt was named the top songwriter, with seven certifications for “House Party,” “Take Your Time,” “Leave the Night On,” and “Break Up in a Small Town,” all certified multi-platinum. “Make You Miss Me” has been certified platinum and gold, while “Ex to See” has been certified gold.

The second top songwriter with four certifications is Halsey, whose song “New Americana” has been certified platinum. Meanwhile, “Colors,” “Gasoline” and “Hold Me Down” have all been certified gold.

nmpa-gold-and-platinum-programThe top publishers honored include:

SONY/ATV Music Publishing: 56 certifications
Gold: 29
Platinum: 15
Multi-Platinum: 12

Universal Music Publishing Group (UMPG): 53 certifications
Gold: 21
Platinum: 11
Multi-Platinum: 21

Warner/Chappell: 41 certifications
Gold: 19
Platinum: 11
Multi-Platinum: 11

Kobalt Music: 14 certifications
Gold: 3
Platinum: 5
Multi-Platinum: 6

SONGS Music Publishing: 13 certifications
Gold: 5
Platinum: 5
Multi-Platinum: 3

BMG: 13 certifications
Gold: 5
Platinum: 5
Multi-Platinum: 3

Black River Entertainment: 10 certifications
Gold: 4
Platinum: 4
Multi-Platinum: 2

Big Deal Music: 6 certifications
Gold: 2
Platinum: 2
Multi-Platinum: 2

Downtown Music Publishing: 5 certifications
Gold: 4
Multi-Platinum: 1

peermusic: 4 certifications
Gold: 2
Platinum: 2

The Administration MP: 4 certifications
Platinum: 1
Multi-Platinum: 3

Atlas Combustion Music Publishing 3 certifications (Multi-Platinum)

The Royalty Network: 2 certifications (Multi-Platinum)

ole music mangement: 2 certifications
Platinum: 1
Gold: 1

Domino Music Publishing: 1 certification (Gold)

Big Yellow Dog: 1 certification (Gold)

Round Hill Music: 1 certification (Gold)

Ultra Empire Music: 1 certification (Gold)

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