Gorley Ranks Among Top Songwriters Nationwide


Ashley Gorley

Ashley Gorley is the only Nashville songwriter in Billboard’s Top 10 Songwriters list, based on airplay in the second quarter. During that time period Gorley scored as a co-writer on Luke Bryan’s “Play It Again,” Joe Nichols’ “Yeah,” and Rascal Flatts’ “Rewind.”

Sony/ATV ranked as the top overall publisher on the Publishers Quarterly chart, propelled largely by Country hits including Miranda Lambert’s “Automatic.” Overall, the publishing powerhouse which holds the EMI catalog, had a 32.2 percent share of the top 100 radio songs.

Sony/ATV’s Country share grew from 26.9 in the first quarter, to 34.8 percent in the second quarter.

Warner Chappell landed at No. 2 Country with a 19.8 percent share in the second quarter. WC is No. 3 overall with 14.3 percent.

Nashville indie Big Loud Bucks ranked in the Top 10 overall with 1.6 percent.

Rounding out the overall Top 5 are UMPG at No. 2 with 15.2 percent, followed by Kobalt (9.8%) and BMG Chrysalis (6.5%).

Also of note, Round Hill Music ranked No. 8 on the list with 1.3 percent, due in large part to the success of Nashville songwriter Wade Kirby and rock band American Authors.


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