About LocoDistro (2021)

Zoom With Us During MipTV 2021 We do more than distribute Music-first TV and Film Content… but we do that too! LocoDistro is leading the future of music business strategy, marketing, and distribution.

In both consulting and “full-service” capacities we develop & deliver 360º growth-solutions to music + entertainment brands that are achievable, measurable, and strategically based.

With current clients and collaborators like Amy Winehouse/Universal Music, Perry Farrell and Lollapalooza… we work with managers, labels, direct-to-artist, music businesses, and platforms—in an array of capacities.

  • Distribution + Distribution Strategy
  • Brand Development + Refinement
  • Production Services
  • Audience Assessment  + White Space Mapping
  • Competitive Landscape Assessment
  • Packaging

We do this by providing boutique attention that combines the strongest attributes of a global sales/distribution company, a brand identity firm, and a creative production company.

In varying executive-level media capacities we’ve worked with A&E, AOL.com, CNN, Discovery, GAC, HBO, History, JA Films UK, Lionsgate, Marvel, MGM Grand, MTV, Nat Geo, National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (NATAS), NBC, Pirate Studios UK, Shangri-La Entertainment, Starz, Turner, and the UK Department for International Trade.  As well as with music icons (and their respective management, agents, and labels) including:

– Big Daddy Kane
– Cage The Elephant
– Perry Farrell / Jane’s Addiction / Porno For Pyros / Lollapalooza
– Doug E. Fresh
– Il Volo
– InnerPartySystem
– Chris Isaak
– Wynonna Judd
– Alison Krauss
– Tim McGraw
– Oscar the Grouch & Anderson Cooper (Emmy duet)
– Dolly Parton
– Placebo
– Smokey Robinson
– Kenny Rogers
– Lionel Richie
– The Rolling Stones

#Lolla2020

Proud to have been a part of 2020’s virtual Lollapalooza which streamed live on YouTube from July 30-August 2nd, 2020. In a year that should have provided a magical weekend in Chicago, we reinvented ourselves under lock-down and delivered an incredible experience with the help pf Michelle Obama, LL Cool J, Paul McCartney, Mayor Lori Lightfoot, Imagine Dragons, Josh Homme, Khalid, Lorde, OutKast, The Cure, Tyler The Creator, Tom Morello, The Weeknd, Run The Jewels, John Carter and Ana Cristina Cash, Future, Gary Clark Jr., Chance The Rapper, Common, and many many more. The event also featured “reunion” performances from Perry Farrell with both Jane’s Addiction and Porno For Pyros. Gabriel Gornell proudly served as an Executive Producer.

Josh Homme at #Lolla2020

As an Executive Producer on the 4-day virtual Lollapalooza festival, I didn’t get to direct too many segments. But this one I had the pleasure of taking care of. Joshua Homme’s acoustic take on Spinning in Daffodils. Hope you like it. Fun-fact: Josh did it in a single take.

Joshua Homme / Spinning In Daffodils (acoustic #Lolla2020)

Perry Farrell’s Kind Heaven Orchestra

As part of the executive team/artist management, Gabriel currently oversees brand strategy, messaging, and digital content for the connected creative businesses of visionary artist Perry Farrell— including his interests in The Kind Heaven Orchestra, Lollapalooza, Jane’s Addiction, Porno For Pyros, and a growing portfolio of music, event, streaming experiences, and purpose-driven (charitable) initiatives.

Recent initiatives include the Perry’s career-spanning box set due holiday 2020, serving as an Executive Producer on #Lolla2020 (the Covid-compliant virtual festival), serving as an Executive Producer in the development of the upcoming Lollapalooza documentary, and overseeing both marketing and brand initiatives including social media, direct-to-fan, streaming, promotions, PR communications, label relations, and more.  Excited to have played an integral role in the first Porno For Pyros reunion performance in 28 years!

Perry Farrell

Gabriel Gornell is proud to be on the management team of Alt-Rock legend Perry Farrell. Gabriel began working with Perry in 2019 via a digital marketing assignment from BMG for the launch of Perry’s Kind Heaven album and tour. Gabriel became an official management team member in 2020 joining Ian Jenkinson, Rob McDermott, and Michael James overseeing Perry’s interests in Jane’s Addiction, Porno For Pyros, solo endeavors, and his role within Lollapalooza which is now in seven countries.

In 2021, Gabriel’s role within the organization has grown from brand and digital oversite to an executive producer role on all Television, Film, and Streaming initiatives. This came after the incredible success of Lollapalooza 2020 – which was re-imagined during Covid as a four day live-streamed event for which Gabriel served as a chief architect of the concept as well as an Executive Producer.

Back To Amy: Exhibit+Experience [SXSW 2019]

MARCH 12-16   |   10am – 6pm DAILY   |   Official SXSW

from Holy Roller, 509 Rio Grande Street, Downtown Austin

www.BackToAmy.org

LocoDistro is proud to be collaborating with artist and photographer Charles Moriarty in bringing his Amazon bestselling book, Back To Amy, to life at SXSW 2019.

Never before seen in North America, the exhibit features a younger Amy Winehouse just before her meteoric rise, in support of her celebrated first album, Frank.

The exhibit will take place during SXSW 2019 and will feature special performances and media experiences each day of the SXSW Music Fest – March 11 through 16, 2019 in Austin, Texas.  Look for updates regarding our planned features, including:

  • Back To Amy Art Exhibit
  • Special Performances
  • Filming of Back To Amy Documentary
  • Live Album Performance & Recording
  • Celebrity Integrations
  • Limited Special Edition Merch Program
  • Robust Social Media and Video Content Campaign
  • And more!

 

Brands:  Contact BrandDistro@LocoDistro.com for sponsorship interest.

Performers:  Contact Submissions@LocoDistro.com for submissions and performance consideration

IDLES

IDLES came just when we feared punk, aggression, and rock with a message was gone.  Thank god for IDLES.

Yes! LocoDistro is always proud to support the boys from Live4ever who continue to deliver with their finger-on-the-pulse of the British Rock scene—and never ending passion for the bands and their music.

Enter post-punk mega-force… IDLES Whether chocolate milk tasting at Whole Foods in Austin TX, reviewing vinyl albums at famed Waterloo Records, trying on dresses and wigs at Lucy in Disguise with Diamonds or rocking out at their crazy live performances, there’s certainly never a dull moment with Bristol’s Post Punkers IDLES !

And here is a recent video…  IDLES AF GANG.

Cage The Elephant—Live From The Ryman [AFM ’18 – MipTV ’19]

EMAIL US FOR SCREENER… CAGE@LOCODISTRO.COM

Genre: Concert Film

Territories: Worldwide All Rights

Availability: Completed, First Time Available

Contact: Sales@LocoDistro.com

Synopsis: Cage the Elephant Live from the Ryman features twenty-one new and reimagined performances of songs including  “Whole Wide World”, “Shake Me Down”, “Ain’t No Rest for the Wicked”, “Trouble”, “Cigarette Daydreams” and more performed in a stripped down arrangement with a string quartet and percussion.  Eighteen of the songs were from their past four albums plus three re imagined versions of existing songs. Said front man Matt Shultz about the inspiration behind the album: “Many times you’re adding sonic layers looking for something to hide behind, and what you don’t realize is that that vulnerability and that nakedness might be the most compelling and interesting thing about the song.”

Filmed in stunning HD quality in a remarkable 12 camera shoot, Live from the Ryman captures one of the world’s most exciting band’s in a completely unique setting.

Placebo | Alt.Russia [AFM ’18 – MipTV ’19]

EMAIL US FOR SCREENER… PLACEBO@LOCODISTRO.COM

Official Trailer:

Genre: Documentary

Territories: Worldwide All Rights

Availability: Completed, First Time Available

Contact: Sales@LocoDistro.com

Synopsis: From Donald Trump to World Cup—the traditional media narrative of Russia is far different from the what exists artistically deep inside. In Alt.Russia, the band Placebo charmingly bring you on their unexpected journey of Russia in this multi-award winning film that plays out like Anthony Bourdain for artists—as the band spends time with artists, architects, animators and musicians—embracing the country’s alternative creative culture and celebrating all it has to offer.