Sony/ATV songwriter (not to mention record-breaking headliner) Eric Church tops the National Music Publishers Association (NMPA) songwriter certifications for April 2019, with six certifications. His tracks “Record Year,” “Smoke A Little Smoke,” and “Wrecking Ball” have all been certified multi-platinum, while “Guys Like Me” is platinum and “Over When Its Over” and “Sinners Like Me” are both certified gold.
In partnership with the RIAA’s Gold and 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, platinum and multi-platinum thresholds. For April there were 280 certifications of hit songs.
Sony/ATV Music Publishing was April’s most-certified publisher, with 82 certifications, followed by publishers including Warner Chappell Music Publishing (58), Universal Music Publishing Group (42), Kobalt Music (40), BMG (15), Reservoir (14), Disney Music Publishing (7), PEN Music (4), Big Machine Music (3), ole (2), Pulse Music (2), Round Hill Music (1) Bluewater Music (1) and Downtown Music Publishing (1).
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