Eric Church Earns Top NMPA Certification for November 2016

Eric Church

The National Music Publishers Association has announced its top gold and platinum songwriter certifications for November 2016. Eric Church landed in the top spot with eight certifications. Church received both Platinum and Gold certifications for “Talladega” and “Wrecking Ball,” Platinum for “Love Your Love The Most” and “Creepin’,” and Gold for “Cold One” and “Guys Like Me.”

Casey Beathard also received three certifications including a platinum award for “Like Jesus Does,” and a platinum and gold certification for “Like A Wrecking Ball.”

Christopher Steven Brown was also honored with five certifications including “7 Years” certified Multi-Platinum, “Bow Chicka Wow Wow” certified Platinum and Gold,  and “24k Magic” and “Mama Says” certified Gold.

Tyler Joseph from Twenty One Pilots also received three Multi-Platinum certifications for “Heathens,” “Ride,” and “Stressed Out.”

After Sony/ATV has dominated the top publishers list for the past three months, this month Warner/Chappell takes the top spot with 45 certifications.

The top publishers included:

Warner/Chappell: 45 certifications
Gold: 17
Platinum: 12
Multi-Platinum: 16

SONY/ATV Music Publishing: 33 certifications
Gold: 16
Platinum: 12
Multi-Platinum: 5

Universal Music Publishing Group (UMPG): 17 certifications
Gold: 7
Platinum: 6
Multi-Platinum: 4

Kobalt Music: 14 certifications
Gold: 6
Platinum: 4
Multi-Platinum: 4

BMG: 12 certifications
Gold: 7
Platinum: 2
Multi-Platinum: 3

Disney Music Group: 6 certifications
Gold: 3
Platinum: 3

ole Music Management: 2 certifications
Platinum: 1
Multi-Platinum: 1

Reach Music: 2 certifications
Gold: 1
Platinum: 1

Black River Entertainment: 2 certifications (Platinum)

Bicycle Music: 1 certification (Multi-Platinum)

The Administration, MP: 1 certification (Platinum)

MPL Communications: 1 certification (Gold)

Sea Gayle Music (Clearbox Rights): 1 certification (Gold)

Music Services, Inc.: 1 certification (Gold)

Pulse Music Publishing: 1 certification (Gold)

Spirit Music: 1 certification (Gold)

Red Bull Music: 1 certification (Gold)



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