Seymour Stein
American music executive
Seymour Stein
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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Cold Fronts Parlays Street Gig into Debut LP ‘Forever Whatever’ (Exclusive)
Wall Street Journal - over 1 year
Sire Records head Seymour Stein signed the band after seeing them play on the street at SXSW.
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Cassandra M. Bellantoni: Jane Seymour and James Keach Open Their Hearts Despite Divorce
Huffington Post - almost 4 years
Just a few hours after the end of their 20-year marriage became public knowledge, Jane Seymour and James Keach hosted their "3rd Annual Open Hearts Foundation' event, a non-profit charity organization, which donates funds to other groups doing important philanthropic work in the areas of health, sports, arts and education. Having covered the event each year, Jane Seymour, who looked stunningly beautiful in an aqua gown, was noticeably reserved, but still poised, professional and direct during our interview just after she and James Keach posed for photos with guests and honorees. The "Open Hearts" philosophy of selfless giving even in the face of adversity, originated from Seymour's mother, who survived a concentration camp in World War 2. The event went on as scheduled at the couple's Malibu residence, despite the uncomfortable headlines on many celebrity news sites earlier in the day. The couple exemplifies living the "Open Hearts" mantra. "[My mother] used to sa ...
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Michael Sigman: Is Former Stones' Manager The Ultimate Hustler?
Huffington Post - almost 4 years
Andrew Oldham's recently-released book Stone Free is, as mentioned here, more a rumination on the art of the hustle than a traditional memoir. In his earlier volumes Stoned and 2Stoned, the former Stones manager/producer provided a narrative of a career that began a half-century ago when a clueless teenager forsook the usual pursuits of sports and proms to infuse himself into the careers of the holy trinity of the Beatles, the Stones and Bob Dylan before his twentieth birthday. Now, armed with five decades of street scholarship -- his "post-graduate education in double-dealing" -- Oldham dissects the moves of such "pimpresarios" as Albert Grossman, Malcolm McLaren and, most important, Allen Klein, among whose hustle-ees were Sam Cooke, the Beatles, the Stones and Oldham himself. Oldham's relationship with Allen Klein is the substance of the most complicated and revealing chapter in Stone Free. Armed with extraordinary accounting skills and a relentless pursuit of the ...
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Madonna's Ex-Boyfriend And Producer Dies At 57
Huffington Post - about 4 years
DJ and producer Mark Kamins, who discovered Madonna before she signed a record deal, has died. He was 57. A source close to Kamins confirmed his death to Billboard. According to reports, he suffered a "massive coronary” in Guadalajara, Mexico, where he has been teaching. Kamins had allegedly been struggling with heart problems for the past few months. Kamins took Madonna under his wing in 1982, passing her demo on to Sire Records executive Seymour Stein, who quickly signed her. The rest, of course, is now pop music history. Kamins, who also produced her single “Everybody," was also the first in a line of high-profile Madonna romances. In a statement to The Hollywood Reporter, Madonna says: "I'm very sorry to hear about Marks death. I haven't seen him for years but if it weren't for him, I might not have had a singing career. He was the first DJ to play my demos before I had a record deal. He believed in me before anyone else did. I owe him a lot. May he Rest in P ...
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Binky Philips: A Compendium of Encounters -- Including Excerpts From My Book On Rhino, My Life In The Ghost of Planets - The Story of a CBGB Almost-Was
Huffington Post - about 4 years
Over my many years as a rock 'n' roll/pop culture freak, I've had my share of classic New York City encounters with celebrities and ummmmm, street life. A few of these wound up in my recent eBook on Rhino, My Life In The Ghost of Planets - The Story of a CBGB Almost-Was. So, yeah, threesome's some fun lil excerpts here, although the GOOD stuff you'll have to PURCHASE... 104 pages fro $2.46... a total rip-off, I can tell ya... So, here we go, ten totally random encounters you may find entertaining... On a gorgeous mid-spring evening in 1975... Heading to rehearsal, my singer, Tally and I were walking to the downtown IRT 1 train. We were crossing West 116th St., directly opposite the main entrance of Columbia University. For some reason, I turned and looked into the big green Chrysler station wagon that was sitting at the red light on 116th, waiting to turn downtown on Broadway. I noticed the guy driving had long hair and a big bushy beard. I noticed the guy riding s ...
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Music Review: Moving Sidewalks - The Complete Collection
Seattle Pi - over 4 years
Music Review: Moving Sidewalks - The Complete Collection Seattle Post-Intelligencer Copyright 2012 Seattle Post-Intelligencer. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Published 10:49 p.m., Monday, November 5, 2012 [...] their fellow Texans the 13th Floor Elevators material has always been relatively easy to find. Disc one contains the 10-song Flash album, while the second features 16 non-LP singles and unreleased tracks. First of all there is the Flash album, which should be even more acclaimed as the "lost classic" than it is. [...] the 1972 Elektra Records set was re-released on Sire in 1976. Sire Records would become the home to The Ramones, Talking Heads, and others, and head honcho Seymour Stein correctly predicted that the world was finally really ready to embrace Nuggets. Was it a sign of the times that the lead track on Flash was titled "Flashback?" Probably, but contrary ...
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Delta Rae is a bundle of fiery, southern magic
The Morning Call - Blogs - over 4 years
Delta Rae has had a roller coaster year. A couple years ago, it was a four-piece vocal group cutting its teeth in Durham, N.C. Only months ago, it was signed by the legendary record executive and talent scout Seymour Stein of Sire Records (Ramones, Talking Heads, Pretenders, Madonna). The group has been in full gear ever since, recording its debut album, "Carry the Fire," touring coast to coast and performing on "The Tonight Show" with Jay Leno about a month ago.
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Delta Rae and The Old Ceremony: The art of the deal
News Observer - almost 5 years
Wouldn't you know it, I was on furlough when word came down about a couple of area acts scoring impressive record deals. First up, peerless pop ensemble The Old Ceremony has signed with Grammy-winning local label Yep Roc Records, which sounds like a very fine match. The group's fifth album, "Fairytales and Other Forms of Suicide" will be released bearing the Yep Roc imprint on Aug. 21. Then there's the Durham Americana group Delta Rae, which has signed with Warner-distributed Sire Records. What makes the deal all the more impressive is that Delta Rae is the first signing in years by none other than Seymour Stein, the legendary record executive who also gave the world Madonna, the Ramones and Depeche Mode, among others. Stein called the band "an important addition to our overall roster" in a statement, adding: "Their music, all original, is a mix of blues, country and gospel with a strong rock and roll influence.  I hate labels, but if forced I would have to call their music 'Origin ...
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Understanding Hipster Racism: Lester Bangs' 1979 "White Noise Supremacists"
Color Lines - almost 5 years
Lindy West's piece at Jezebel this week, "A Complete Guide To Hipster Racism," has been blowing up my Facebook wall (and probably yours too) for good reason. As justice-minded folks have critiqued HBO's 'Girls' for its lily-white representation of New York City, the pushback to the pushback has gotten ugly fast -- whether it's show story editor Lesley Arfin making jokes about Precious, or Vice founder (and old-school hipster racist) Gavin McInnes knowingly throwing the word 'lynching' around. At the core of every statement defending the whiteness of 'Girls,' and the 'ironically' racist jokes that accompany it, is the argument that only bad people are susceptible to racism, so therefore it's okay for us good people to pretend to be racist, for comedy's sake. Anyone who doesn't like it is the real racist. There's a bunch wrong with this argument, both in terms of logic and basic decency, and West does an excellent job of debunking it piece by piece. But why is h ...
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HIM начали работать над новым диском - I-Muz.ru
Google News - over 5 years
Этой весной, в марте, музыканты HIM прервали сотрудничество с лейблом Sire/Warner Music, на котором за шесть лет издали три пластинки. «Мы с удовольствием работали с HIM, - говорит по этому поводу Seymour Stein (Сеймур Стейн), основатель Sire Records
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HIM lucreaza la un nou album - METALHEAD Romania
Google News - over 5 years
Seymour Stein, fondatorul Sire Records declara: "A fost o placere sa lucram cu trupa HIM si suntem foarte mandri ca am fost partenerii lor in ultimii 6 ani. Ville este un talent rar, iar relatia mea cu managerul lor dateaza din zilele de pionierat ale
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Belfast's streets in timewarp for Hooley biopic - Belfast Telegraph
Google News - over 5 years
"Terri's an unsung hero and he has never sold out. "Even when the Undertones were signed by Seymour Stein for £60000 - a big load of money in those days - Terri wouldn't take any cash and he settled in the end for a rubbish £500 van.''
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Band tipped for the top release new record - Bath Chronicle
Google News - over 5 years
Supping pints of Stella with music business legend Seymour Stein and hanging with Jack White discussing the finer points of Blind Willie McTell is all part of the life for Kill It Kid these days. Tipped as one of the 'buzz' bands at this year's SXSW
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Madonna: a potted history - Telegraph.co.uk
Google News - over 5 years
Record deal: By 1982, Madonna had caught the ear of Sire Records founder Seymour Stein, who offered her a singles deal with the label. Debut single 'Everything' dropped in October 1982, becoming a minor dance hit in the US. Rising stardom: Third single
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Mumbai Gears up for TEDxGateway - GroundReport
Google News - over 5 years
It included Ralph Simon (Known as the father of the ringtone), Seymour Stein(Co-founder of Sire Records, known to have found artists like Madonna), Richard Gottehrer (Co-Founder & Chief Creative Officer of The Orchard) and Rahul Panicker (Co-founder,
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Genre busting: the origin of music categories - The Guardian
Google News - over 5 years
Sire label boss Seymour Stein famously came up with new wave to sell punk to US audiences who were afraid of punk's violent connotations. In 1995, Motown executive Kedar Massenburg, who signed D'Angelo and Erykah Badu, came up with neo-soul as a way to
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Bigsound 2011 reveals full program lineup - The Music Network
Google News - over 5 years
Among the lengthy list is music industry trailblazer Michael Chugg, Bluesfest Director Peter Noble, News LTD music guru, Kathy McCabe, one fifth of folk band Boy and Bear, Jon Hart and label representatives Seymour Stein, Simon Wheeler, Colin Daniels
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Richard X. Heyman: Tiers and Other Stories - PopMatters
Google News - over 5 years
Cypress Records reissued the record a couple years later, attracting the attention of Seymour Stein and Sire Records, who released Hey Man! in 1990. After the record deal proved to be a one album arc ultimately scuttled by poor sales, Heyman returned
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it was all about the girls @ Lincoln Center's 2011 Ponderosa Stomp (pics & review) - Brooklyn Vegan
Google News - over 5 years
Within its 10 (free) hours, the event included a 3-part, 4-hour panel of "Girl Talk" that presented Lesley Gore, members of the Angels and the Exciters, Seymour Stein (co-founder of Sire Records) and many studio musicians who worked closely with (r'n'r
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Seymour Stein
    LATE_ADULTHOOD
  • 2005
    Age 63
    He was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame on March 14, 2005, under the lifetime-achievement category.
    More Details Hide Details Seymour Stein was formerly married to the late music promoter and real estate executive Linda Stein; together, the couple had two daughters before they divorced, on amicable terms, in the late 1970s. Stein has never remarried.
  • THIRTIES
  • 1976
    Age 34
    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.
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  • TWENTIES
  • 1966
    Age 24
    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.
    More Details Hide Details Other acts signed by Sire include Depeche Mode, The Smiths, Ice-T, The Undertones and Echo & the Bunnymen. Such was Stein's influence in signing and promoting the "New Wave" genre of music that he is sometimes credited with coming up with the name as an alternative to the term "punk", which he found derogative. The term had previously been used to refer to the French New Wave film movement of the 1960s.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1942
    Age 0
    Born in 1942.
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