Former Spitfire Records company founder/president and industry veteran Paul Bibeau has returned to the business of music after a long hiatus from the industry to launch Fade to Silence Records via Amped Distribution worldwide. The new label will focus on establishing a cutting and creative edge driven label brand, a catalog/visual/television imprint and publishing division highlighting the hard rock and heavy metal genre’s broad musical spectrum.
“Creating a new label is tough in this environment and is a tall order” said Dean Tabaac, VP of Amped Distribution. “This is a fast moving industry with new rules being created just about on a daily basis. To have a seasoned music master like Paul Bibeau come to AMPED to be his preferred distribution partner for Fade To Silence Records is an honor. With his business acumen combined with his innate ability to catch bands on the rise before anyone else sees the potential, makes it very exciting for AMPED to be a part of” said Tabaac.
It takes a dedicated leader with all the skills and contacts necessary to open doors and create the opportunities for growth. A leader with vision, heart and a passion for music who understands just how difficult the tasks are ahead, and also knows exactly how to win. Over the course of his career, Bibeau signed worldwide exclusive recording agreements, acquired historic music catalogs and
compositions for publishing affiliates, oversaw the A&R creative process and created marketing plans for numerous, truly historic and simply amazing talent. In the past, Bibeau has provided outstanding leadership performance in both start-up and turnaround efforts. In September 1998, Bibeau founded, launched and rapidly developed Spitfire Records Inc. from a two-man operation located in his home bedroom in suburban Long Island, New York, to one of the premier independent record labels worldwide. Bibeau successfully negotiated a partnership with Eagle Rock Entertainment (Eagle Vision), a London based audio and visual company. Prior to that, Bibeau tackled the revitalization of Mayhem Records Group Ltd. (Mayhem Records, Fierce Recordings and Futurist), he rejuvenated growth momentum during his tenure and the results were a reinvented image and stronger company brand through the acquisition of
major new talent.
With full accountability for significant budgets, Bibeau is consistently energized by opportunities in overcoming boundaries in order to create maximum product awareness and profitability. During his eight-year tenure at Relativity/Sony Music, Bibeau was a key management team member handling product management, marketing, artist development and A&R. Bibeau’s industry career began in New Orleans, where he enjoyed eight years as the General Manager/Buyer of the Warehouse Records & Tapes Chain.
The label’s first two signings, all with Fall 2015 released, dates are:
Rockett Queen - Goodnight California - Labeled as the "Best Unsigned Band in America" by MTV, that kind of talk can be difficult to live up to. However, Rockett Queen delivers! Goodnight California features the hard-driving anthem "I Hate You" and the crowd pleasing "Since You've Been Gone." The band has performed multiple stops on the Vans Warped Tour as well as performances with Hinder, Black Stone Cherry, Powerman5000, Saliva, Avatar, Fuel, Drowning Pool, The All American Rejects, Coheed and Cambria, Cavo, Thrice, Bad Religion, My Chemical Romance and Thursday to name a few.
Rockett Queen just completed recording new material with Producer/Songwriter Zac Maloy (Halestorm, Daughtry, Our Lady Peace, Cavo, Saliva, 3 Doors Down, Blake Shelton, Black Stone Cherry, Orianthi, Carrie Underwood) in Nashville, which will be released in the summer of 2016. With Our Arms to the Sun - A Far Away Wonder - With Our Arms to the Sun is a progressive Art Rock band from the desert in Arizona. Bringing their own sound of cinematic conceptual music they are a breath of fresh air in a music landscape that is dominated by pop formatted bands. With Our Arms to the Sun is Joseph Leary, Josh Breckenridge, Joseph Breckenridge Jr, and John Mclucas.