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Ashley Gorley signs global deal with Sony Music Publishing and Domain Capital Group

Ashley Gorley is widely recognized for his long and successful career as a songwriter across country, pop and more – he has penned a record 59 No. 1 singles and had over 400 songs released by artists such as Luke Bryan, Carrie Underwood, Thomas Rhet, Blake SheltonDan + Shay, Kelsea Ballerini, Cole Swindell, Bon Jovi, Weezer, and more. Recent hits include “You Should Probably Leave” by Chris Stapleton“Sand in My Boots” by Morgan Wallenand “What’s Your Country Song” by Thomas Rhet.

Gorley said, “Domaine and Sony Music Publishing have a deep respect and understanding of the value of songs. I am grateful to Pete and the rest of the Domain team for their confidence in me. I am especially thrilled to join forces with longtime friends. Jon Platt, Gaston Rusty, Cam Caldwell, and the rest of Sony personnel. I can’t wait to start this next chapter!”

Capital Group’s Domain Pete Chiappetta mentioned, Ashley Gorley is undeniably one of the most talented, hardworking and acclaimed songwriters in the world. We’re excited to see what he’ll accomplish next with Jon, Rusty, Cam and the rest of Sony’s incredible team. To be associated with such a passionate and respected group of professionals is an honor.”

CEO of Sony Music Publishing Nashville Gaston Rusty mentioned, “I was a fan of by Ashley Gorley songwriting since the late 90s when we both attended Belmont University whole. He is a true connoisseur of music in every sense of the word. His diverse influences combined with his genuine heart led to his songs defining the soundtrack of country music. Sony Music Publishing is very proud to partner with Ashley and our friends at Domain Capital to champion this next step in her historic songwriting journey.”

Gorley has been honored as ASCAP Songwriter of the Year an unprecedented eight times. He is a five-time Billboard Top Country Songwriter, five-time NSAI Songwriter of The Year, and 2021 iHeart Radio All-Genre Songwriter of The Year, picking up the nomination again in 2022. He has multiple GRAMMY, CMA, and ACM nominations.

Ashley graduated Magna Cum Laude from Belmont University and continues to support the college as an adjunct professor, guest lecturer, and mentor for songwriting students. He is an advocate for the songwriting community and has worked to promote songwriters’ rights and bills such as the Music Modernization Act (MMA). He also champions a roster of talented writers at his publishing house Tape Room Music, whose writers have celebrated 35 No. 1 hits, including “Body Like A Back Road” by Sam Hunt and “One of them girls” by Lee Brice.

Ashley Gorley was represented in the transaction by Derek Crownover, Jean Rolfe and Megan Pekar of Loeb & Loeb, LLP.

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About Sony Music Publishing: Sony Music Publishing (“SMP”) is the world’s leading music publisher, home to the world’s finest songwriters and many of the most iconic songs ever written. Based at New York With a global network of 38 offices, Sony Music Publishing supports the vision, artistry and goals of its songwriters by amplifying opportunity, fostering collaboration and advocating for their rights. SMP represents classic catalogs such as The Beatles, Queen, Motown, Carole King, Paul Simon, Bruce SpringsteenLeiber & Stoller, Leonard Cohen, michael jackson, Stevie WonderAC/DC and The Rolling Stones, as well as contemporary superstars such as Ed SheeranBeyoncé, Lady Gaga, Olivia Rodrigue, calvin harrisDaddy Yankee, Gabby Barrett, Jay-Z, Ye, Luke BryanLuis Fonsi, Maluma, Mark Anthony, Miranda Lambert, Pharrell WilliamsRihanna, Sara Bareilles, Sean’s Love CombsKid LAROI, Travis Scott and much more. Sony Music Publishing is part of Sony’s suite of powerful entertainment brands. Learn more about SMP here.

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