The National Music Publishers Association (NMPA) has announced the top songwriters for the second quarter of 2023, recognizing the top artist-songwriter and non-performer songwriter of the period.
From April to July, a total of 2,116 gold, platinum and multi-platinum certifications were awarded.
American songwriter, actor, filmmaker and playwright Lin-Manuel Miranda emerged as Best Artist-Songwriter, securing 34 certifications including 2X Multi-Platinum Satisfiedthe platinum Aaron Burr, sir and the gold It’s quiet uptown. Miranda is published by Warner Chappell.
Miranda is best known for his contributions to Broadway musicals In the heights (2005) and Hamilton (2015). He also created the soundtracks for the animated films Moiana (2016), live (2021) and Encanto (2021).
Together with the composer Alan Menken, Miranda co-produced new texts for classics such as Part of your world, kiss the girl And Under the sea for the live adaptation of The little mermaid, published this year.
Throughout his career, Miranda has won three Tony Awards, three Emmy Awards, five GRAMMY Awards and an Annie Award, among others.
In 2022, Miranda received the NMPA Songwriter Icon Awardjoins the ranks of Taylor Swift, Jon Bon Jovi, Alicia Keys, Sting, Pharrell and Billy Joel.
Commenting on his recent award from the NMPA, Miranda said, “I am honored to receive this recognition from the NMPA. And I am eternally grateful that these songs have become part of so many people’s lives.”
“It’s exciting to have our 2022 NMPA songwriter icon, Lin-Manuel Miranda, as our top artist-songwriter for Q2. His film and stage hits are ubiquitous and he gets people of all ages singing along – the true mark of an incredible songwriter,” said David Israelite, President and CEO of the NMPA.
“It’s exciting to have our 2022 NMPA songwriter icon, Lin-Manuel Miranda, as our top artist-songwriter for Q2. His film and stage hits are ubiquitous and he gets people of all ages singing along – the true mark of an incredible songwriter.”
David Israelite, NMPA
Meanwhile, Ashley Gorley secured the title of best non-performing songwriter in the NMPA’s Gold and Platinum programs, collecting 25 certifications for songs like Good mood And Country again. It is published by Sony Music Publishing.
The full list of honored songwriters and publishers can be found here Here.
“I am truly grateful that the NMPA honors songs and songwriters in this way. “These certifications are a great reminder of how many people are influenced by our music,” Gorley said.
Israelite added, “It is wonderful, but not surprising, that Ashley Gorley, our recently named NMPA Non-Performing Songwriter icon, is being honored for his certifications this quarter. Ashley continues to surprise the industry with the success of his anthems. It is a privilege to recognize these two talents.”
In collaboration with the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) Gold and Platinum Program, the NMPA identifies and certifies the songwriters and publishers behind RIAA-certified singles.
The RIAA considers both sales and on-demand streams when determining Gold (500,000), Platinum (1 million), and Multi-Platinum (2 million or more) thresholds.
Since the inception of the NMPA program in 2007, thousands of songwriters have been honored for their exceptional talent and artistry.
Other NMPA Gold and Platinum program recipients include Luke Combs, Beyonce, Juice WRLD, Kane Brown, Lil Nas KanyeWest, J. Cole And Lil baby.
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https://www.musicbusinessworldwide.com/lin-manuel-miranda-named-top-artist-songwriter-in-q2-2023-on-the-nmpas-gold-platinum-program-based-on-riaa-certifications/ Lin-Manuel Miranda was named Best Artist-Songwriter in the second quarter of 2023 under the NMPA Gold & Platinum Program (based on RIAA certifications).