Gladys Pizarro is an American A&R expert noteworthy for co-founding the legendary New York based House Music label, Strictly Rhythm. Known for having a “Golden Ear” Gladys is widely recognized in the music industry as a “legend behind the scenes”. For over 30 years, Gladys has been a pioneer in the house music scene using her intuitive ability and skill to recognize new and upcoming talent. Her passion for music makes her one of the most approachable and accountable professionals in the music industry.
Gladys has developed the careers of Erick Morillo, Armand Van Helden, Roger Sanchez, Louie Vega, Ultra Nate, Barbara Tucker and Duane Harden. As Vice President of A&R at Strictly Rhythm she shaped the careers of these artists and many others who went on to have illustrious musical careers in the House Music/Electronica genres. Today Gladys has taken on a new role as Label Owner at Launch Entertainment. Here she looks forward to breaking new and upcoming talent and is currently engaged in executive producing a house music documentary.