NMPA Honors Ashley Gorley With Three Certifications

Luke Bryan performs with songwriters Ashley Gorley, Dallas Davidson and Chris DeStefano.

Luke Bryan performs with songwriters Ashley Gorley, Dallas Davidson and Chris DeStefano at the No. 1 party celebrating “I See You,” “Play It Again” and other hits.

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Ashley Gorley

The National Music Publishers Association has announced its top Gold and Platinum songwriters for October 2016, and Nashville’s Ashley Gorley was among the honorees.

Gorley (Atlas/Combustion, Warner/Chappell) received both Gold and Platinum certifications for “I See You,” recorded by Luke Bryan; and a Gold certification for “Play It Again,” also recorded by Bryan.

The top songwriter with six certifications is Justin Bieber (UMPG): “Sorry” certified Multi-Platinum; “Cold Water” certified Platinum and Gold; “Let Me Love You” certified Platinum and Gold; and “Company” certified Platinum.

With three certifications each, Gorley tied with these other top songwriters:

Andrew Taggart of Chainsmokers (Sony/ATV): “Roses,” “Don’t Let Me Down” and “Closer” all certified Multi-Platinum.

Darold Durard Brown (Sony/ATV): “Work Remix” certified Platinum and Gold; and “Shabba” certified Gold.

Benjamin Levin, aka Benny Blanco (UMPG): “Cold Water” certified Platinum and Gold; and “Octahate” certified Gold.

Among the top publishers are:

SONY/ATV Music Publishing: 67 certifications
Gold: 28
Platinum: 15
Multi-Platinum: 24

Universal Music Publishing Group (UMPG): 36 certifications
Gold: 13
Platinum: 15
Multi-Platinum: 8

Warner/Chappell: 24 certifications
Gold: 6
Platinum: 9
Multi-Platinum: 9

Kobalt Music: 18 certifications
Gold: 8
Platinum: 6
Multi-Platinum: 4

BMG: 17 certifications
Gold: 8
Platinum: 3
Multi-Platinum: 6

Wixen Music Publishing: 10 Certifications
Gold: 5
Platinum: 5

SONGS Music Publishing: 8 certifications
Gold: 1
Platinum: 3
Multi-Platinum: 4

Round Hill Music: 3 certifications
Gold: 2
Platinum: 1

Atlas/Combustion Music Publishing: 3 certifications
Gold: 1
Platinum: 1
Multi-Platinum: 1

Razor & Tie: 1 certification (Multi-Platinum)

peermusic: 1 certification (Platinum)

Bluewater Music: 1 certification (Platinum)

HoriPro: 1 certification (Platinum)

ole Music Management: 1 certification (Gold)

Words & Music: 1 certification (Gold)

In partnership with the RIAA’s Gold & Platinum Program, NMPA finds and certifies the songwriters of RIAA-certified singles. RIAA counts both sales and on-demand streams towards its Gold (500K), Platinum (1M) and Multi-Platinum (2M+) thresholds.

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