Seymour Stein

Music Executive
Born 1942

Seymour Stein is an entrepreneur in the music industry who has been a part of the business since getting his first job as a clerk for Billboard magazine in 1958. Stein is a vice president of Warner Bros. Records and a co-founder of Sire Records.

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1942 Birth Born in 1942.


1966 24 Years Old In 1966 Stein and record producer Richard Gottehrer founded Sire Productions, which led to the formation of Sire Records, the label under which he signed pioneer artists such as the Ramones and Talking Heads in 1975, the Pretenders in 1980 and Madonna in 1982. … Read More


1976 34 Years Old To date, Stein remains the President of Sire Records and is also Vice President of Warner Bros. Records with which he has had a marketing and distribution deal from 1976 to 1994 and again since April 2003.


2005 63 Years Old He was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame on March 14, 2005, under the lifetime-achievement category. … Read More
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