NMPA Announces Top Gold & Platinum Songwriters and Certifications for Second Quarter of 2023

October 3, 2023

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The National Music Publishers’ Association (NMPA) Gold & Platinum Program today announced the top songwriters for the second quarter of 2023 including the top artist-songwriter and top non-performing songwriter for the period. During April, May and June, 2,116 Gold, Platinum and Multi-Platinum certifications were awarded.

Lin-Manuel Miranda was the top artist-songwriter overall with 34 certifications including the 2X Multi-Platinum Satisfied, the Platinum Aaron Burr, Sir and the Gold It's Quiet Uptown. He is published by Warner Chappell.

The top non-performing songwriter was Ashley Gorley who earned 25 certifications for songs including Good Vibes and Country Again.  He is published by Sony Music Publishing.

Lin-Manuel Miranda said, "I am humbled by this recognition from the NMPA. And I'm endlessly grateful that these songs have become a part of so many people's lives."

Gorley added, “I am truly thankful the NMPA honors songs and songwriters in this way.  These certifications are a great reminder of how many people are impacted by our music.”

NMPA President & CEO David Israelite congratulated the honorees saying, “It’s a thrill to have our 2022 NMPA Songwriter Icon, Lin-Manuel Miranda, as our top artist-songwriter for Q2. His screen and stage hits are ubiquitous and he has people of all ages singing along – the true mark of an incredible songwriter. Additionally, it’s wonderful, but not surprising, to see our recently named NMPA Non-Performing Songwriter Icon, Ashley Gorley, honored for his certifications this quarter. Ashley continues to astound the industry with the success of his anthems. It’s a privilege to honor both of these talents.”

The full list of songwriters and publishers honored can be found HERE.

       Lin-Manuel Miranda                 Ashley Gorley

About the NMPA G&P Program:
NMPA’s Gold & Platinum Program, in partnership with RIAA's Gold & Platinum Program, identifies and honors the songwriters behind today’s biggest hits. NMPA confirms songwriters with their music publishers to ensure all appropriate songwriters are recognized for their contribution to an RIAA certified single. Certifications count both sales and on-demand streams towards gold (500K), platinum (1M) and multi-platinum (2M+) thresholds. Thousands of songwriters have been certified since NMPA’s program began in 2007. For more information and to view our Gold & Platinum database, visit www.nmpa.org/gold-platinum-program/.