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Gabrielle Mella

Gabrielle Mella is an accomplished music industry professional who graduated with a Bachelor of Science in audio production in 2011. Her career began in Miami in TV production, working for companies such as MTV and NBCUniversal/Telemundo (mun2 music network). She developed an interest for music publishing and this curiosity led her to discover a hidden passion leading her to start the company, Reversed Tornado. In 2012 she signed her first client, a Dominican urban artist Melymel.


After two years building a position for Reversed Tornado in the music industry and wanting to gain more international perspective, she pursued a Master's Degree in Global Entertainment and Music Business in Berklee College in Valencia. After graduating in 2016, Gabrielle joined Madrid based independent label Pep’s Music Group (Gemeliers, Calum, Borja Rubio, and others) overseeing international  A&R, promotions, sponsorship and logistics of the company's worldwide artists. She successfully was able to place the company's artists' catalogs both locally and internationally on TV, radio and video games. After working at Pep's Music for a year, she moved back to the United States and returned to undertake the expansion of her company once again and began to sign from developing to established Latin-American artists & composers to the company's catalog while broadening Reversed Tornado's services to much more than music publishing, to include distribution, marketing, sync placements, management amongst others. She also co-manages Melymel along with EP Latin Entertainment's Angel Zamora and manages Dominican pop urban artist, Sergio Echenique. In 2019 she joined the EMPIRE family as A&R and Product Manager tasked with expanding their vast growing Urban/Latin catalogue.

My Speakers Sessions

Friday, October 18

10:00am PDT