Gomez has worked with a variety of artists and writers such as Johnny Cash, Buddy Guy, T Bone Burnett, Townes Van Zandt, Iggy Pop, Kings of Leon, Wilco, Ryan Adams, Paul Westerberg, Spoon, Jay Farrar, Jimmie Vaughan, Alejandro Escovedo, Los Lobos, Hayes Carll, Buddy Miller, Dave Alvin, Calexico, the estates of Woody Guthrie, Muddy Waters, Willie Dixon, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Gram Parsons and numerous others.
SHILAH MORROW has been a music marketing executive for 24 years. She's long been galvanizing the Americana/Roots community (primarily in LA, Austin and Nashville) thru her specialized marketing efforts that include: email, social networking, promotions, event production, branding, talent buying, managing, marketing, and artist & label relations. Shilah jokes that she is a "recovering major label executive" having spent 15 years with the Warner Music Group in distribution (WEA), Marketing (Atlantic Records) and a few years as Head of Sales for Irving Azoff's Giant Records. She continues to support the community thru her active participation with the Americana Music Assoc. and served two years on their board of directors and executive board.
As a consultant along with her artist advocacy/marketing platform the Sin City Social Club, Shilah has spent the last decade working with artists and labels and other clients such as: Lone Star Music, New West Records, Lost Hwy Records, Justice Records, Music Road Records, Universal Music Enterprises. (Rolling Stones, Tom Petty, Todd Snider,) Amoeba Records, Lucinda Williams, Raul Malo, Glen Campbell, Dwight Yoakam, Ryan Bingham, Jim Lauderdale, The Bottle Rockets, John Doe, Hayes Carll, Bruce Robison, Tim Easton, Jesse Dayton, Shurman, Deadman, Mike Stinson, Keith Gattis, Gram Parsons Estate & Foundation, Nederlander, Goldenvoice, AEG Live and many more.
JULIE RUSSELL has headed up the International Music Royalty Administration Services (IMRAS), responsible for traditional music publishing royalty administration and collection that focuses on television and film production catalogs. Her specialties include helping songwriters to locate missing royalties and to recoup old publishing advances by working in partnership with the advance recouping publisher, which Julie laughingly describes as a bit of “Forensic Musicology.” “I am sure I stole that term from someone else,” she jokes, “but it is something that I enjoy doing. It is just one of the things that a writer may not have the resources to do themselves.”
While Julie's main focus is administration and collection, Julie works very closely with foreign sub-publishers to ensure maximum collection of royalties in their respective territories. She is a pro with various music publishing-related agreements, counter-claim issues, royalty recovery, catalog acquisitions and sales.
Julie’s background includes positions on both sides of the publishing industry. She was Director of Music Administration for PAXtv, where she was responsible for the worldwide administration of PAXtv’s publishing concerns as well as acting as a liaison between the network and the performing rights societies, negotiating agreements and handling all reporting functions – both as a publisher and as a broadcaster. Previous to that, she was Director of Copyright and Licensing for Bug Music. She has also held positions at the law firms of Greenberg Traurig and with Steve Tyrell’s Tyrell Music Group.
GERRY GOMEZ is a veteran marketing, advertising and design professional of 20+ years at major international and regional advertising agencies. Among them: Foote, Cone & Belding, Ogilvy & Mather and BBDO. He has most recently been partner in his own company The Filling Station and worked with Eddie over 10 years being responsible for the re-branding of Bug Music, which included a corporate makeover, website development and database marketing. Over the same span he was also creative director on the Remo, Inc. account, managing their national and international advertising, trade shows, catalogs and branding initiatives. On-line marketing, website creation and maintenance, digital asset management, writing and publicity are strengths he brings to Little Brother.
Gerry holds a bachelor's degree in Communications from California State University, Fullerton. His creative work has won top industry awards and honors such as: Cannes Lion, The One Show, Clios, Beldings, Art Director's Club of New York, Addy's, Andy's, Print, Graphis, Communication Arts, Creativity Magazine and he has work in the Permanent Collection of the Smithsonian Institute. With Little Brother, he will be in charge of operations management, internal creative and marketing. He is a staff writer for Americana magazine Turnstyled,Junkplied.com and fronts his own band the Damngivers. He has also served as the Vice Chair on the Board-of-Directors for the non-profit, Arts & Services for Disabled, Inc.
BRIAN BAXTER, VP of A&R, Project Lead Desert Sounds. When a child is born from a surf guitar playing Dad, and a Mom that was a local radio DJ, the likely result is a person fully immersed in music creation, and the music business. Brian Baxter comes to Little Brother Music Publishing after 20+ years of playing in bands, writing and touring. A graduate of the Los Angeles Recording School, he also worked for Bug Music in several capacities including royalty and licensing, catalog audits and creative dept. special projects. Brian started his own "Illuminated Skulls Music Services" which is involved in publishing consultation, direct band management, social media marketing, tour logistics and media campaigns. A strategic partnership has been formed between "Illuminated Skulls" and "Little Brother Music", with Brian working on music showcases benefiting charities such as The Valley Foodbank, and The Global Music Project. Currently, Brian is heavily involved in the creation and exploitation of the new Desert Sounds page and it's associated sampler "The Genuine West Coast Desert Sound". Launched in December 2014 it has already been hailed as "a visionary achievement" by Desert Rock fans and press alike. http://little-brother-music.com/desert-sounds