Jeb Wright from Classic Rock Revisited interviews Loud And Proud Records’ General Manager, Madelyn Scarpulla. Read an excerpt below and check out the full article here!
When Loud and Proud label boss Tom Lipsky goes to work, he surrounds himself with the best in the business. Enter Madelyn Scarpulla! This lady has worked with, and continues to work with, the Who’s Who of Rock and Roll. She is the Sam Drucker of the Rock world, wearing many hats, and accomplishing many tasks!
Madelyn took time out of her busy day — and we mean BUSY DAY — to tell us what it is like to work behind the scenes in the crazy world of rock and roll. She puts it out there with no BS and even refuses to spill the beans, choosing rather to conduct herself with class, honestly and integrity.
With the team of Lipsky and Scarpulla behind them the artists on Loud and Proud can’t lose! They are the real deal and are the ones who are keeping the music the readers of Classic Rock Revisited love, alive and well.
Jeb: You are a big part of the new Tom Lipsky run label Loud & Proud. We will get into your past of working with Tom, but for now, please tell me what it was about Tom to make you jump ship and join him in this label?
Madelyn: Tom and I have worked together for the last decade. So we already know that we have similar beliefs in the value of artists, similar views of artists as partners with labels and we are both very committed to those beliefs. It’s a natural and obvious move for me to make.
And truthfully, I didn’t exactly jump ship. I was politely escorted off of it as my time at Roadrunner Records came to an end when the company was merged into Atlantic. Coincidentally, in 2004 I had left Atlantic to join Sanctuary Records (where Tom was president). So here we are almost 10 years later and I’m repeating my pattern… leaving a major label (the same exact label, just a different floor) for the more relaxed, open, creative and nimble world of an independent label run by Tom Lipsky.