Seymour Stein

  1. Seymour Stein to Keynote Tel Aviv Event, Says He'd 'Love to Sign Another Israeli Act'

    August 18, 2014 9:35 AM EDT Hey Israeli artists, the man who discovered the Ramones , Talking Heads and other rock icons wants to sign you. Seymour Stein , co-founder of Sire Records and current vice president of Warner Bros., will deliver the keynote address at the upcoming ...

  2. EDM Biz Worth $6.2bn (Report)

    May 21, 2014 8:10 AM EDT Electronic dance music is a $6.2 billion global industry, per a new report issued at the International Music Summit in Ibiza, Spain Wednesday (May 21). As compiled by EDM trade group the Association for Electronic Music (AFEM), the figure includes ...

  3. U2 Manager Paul McGuinness Receives Billboard's Industry Icon Award at Midem with Wide-Ranging Keynote

    February 03, 2014 11:53 AM EST At a very early (9:30 a.m.) breakfast on Sunday morning, after a night of dancing on tables at Cannes' boîtes and bars like La Chunga, a gaggle of music execs gathered at a ceremony to pay tribute to U2's greatly esteemed manager Paul ...

  4. Jean Michel Jarre Named as Keynote Speaker for Midem 2014

    November 20, 2013 5:14 AM EST Electronic music pioneer Jean Michel Jarre has been confirmed as a keynote speaker at the 2014 Midem trade fair in Cannes, where he will sit for a special Q&A on the subject “Fair Share for Creators.” The Frenchman can speak with some author ...

  5. Backbeat: Seymour Stein Honored by Gottehrer, Silverman, Lyor, Other NYC Music Machers (and Madonna) at CBGBs Fest

    October 09, 2013 10:02 PM EDT Walking into the elegant, dimly lit Bowery Hotel last night (Oct 8) for the CBGB Fest’s tribute to Seymour Stein , the recipient of the event’s inaugural Icon Award , one was immediately struck by several sharp contrasts that at times bordered o ...

  6. SoundBiz Music Conference in Detroit Focuses on Revivification – Don Was, Jeff Castelaz, Mike Jbara Speak

    September 27, 2013 2:45 PM EDT Music executives, lawyers and automotive industry leaders at this week's Crain's Detroit Business SoundBiz Music Conference said that Detroit, despite its fragmented resources, may be the key to saving the recording industry. When Moto ...

  7. CBGB Fest Announces Seymour Stein as Icon Award Winner, Van Toffler To Give Keynote (Exclusive)

    August 05, 2013 8:00 AM EDT This year's  CBGB Music & Film Festival has announced that Seymour Stein will be honored with the inaugural CBGB Icon Award and Van Toffler , former President of MTV Networks and current President of Viacom's Music and Logo Netw ...

  8. Tom Silverman's Libera Acceptance Speech: From Artists Against Counterfeit Tapes To 'The Big Six' To A2IM

    June 24, 2013 2:10 PM EDT One of highlights from last week's second annual Libera Awards was Tom Silverman's Lifetime Achievement Award acceptance speech. Part personal history (he co-founded Artists Against Counterfeit Tapes), thank you note (gave gratitude to ...

  9. Seymour Stein’s Warner Music Role Expanded to Senior Label A&R Executive – Independent Music

    June 07, 2013 1:59 PM EDT This exclusive story is from the latest issue of Billboard magazine (cover date: June 15, 2013), also includes stories on Apple's upcoming iRadio platform, Spotify and Coca-Cola's PlaceLists app, how brands like the NFL and Hershey ...

  10. Samantha Jacobs, Daughter of Sire Records' Seymour Stein, Dies of Brain Cancer

    February 09, 2013 1:20 PM EST Samantha Lee Jacobs, elder daughter of Sire Records co-founder Seymour Stein, died Friday afternoon after a long battle with brain cancer. She was 40. She had fought a “courageous 21-month-long battle” with the illness, according to her fathe ...

  11. Pete Bennett, Legendary Promotion Man for Beatles, Stones, Many More, Dead at 77

    November 27, 2012 4:44 PM EST Pete Bennett -- the promotion man who famously worked with the Beatles, Rolling Stones, Nat King Cole, Steven Tyler, Sam Cooke and many others -- died of a heart attack on Thanksgiving Day. He was 77. Born May 11, 1935 in the Bronx, Bennett was be ...

  12. Music Vets Launch Latin Songwriters Hall of Fame

    November 12, 2012 11:12 PM EST A group of veteran music industry professionals have created the Latin Songwriters Hall of Fame and will announce 24 nominees on Nov. 27, according to a spokesperson for the newly established nonprofit. The Miami-based organization, being led by a ...

  13. Inaugural Libera Awards cap A2IM Indie Week

    June 27, 2012 8:20 PM EDT On the afternoon of June 21, Beggars Group founder/chairman Martin Mills was on Capitol Hill, where he let a U.S. Senate subcommittee know his opposition to the Universal Music Group-EMI merger. But he had to leave the Senate hearing early, as he ...

  14. Backbeat: Seymour Stein, Martin Mills, Cathy Bauer, Darius Van Arman Bathe In the Warm Indie Glow of A2IM's Inaugural Libera Awards

    June 22, 2012 7:00 PM EDT Group Rate: Some of A2IM's members: Front row (L to R): Cathy Bauer (Daptone), Glenn Morrow (Bar/None), Pat Berry (Six Degrees), Emmy Black (Bar/None), Molly Neuman (eMusic), Nydia Ines Davila (Daptone), Lori Condon (Acony). 2nd row, L to R: ...

  15. Sire's Seymour Stein Signs Americana Band Delta Rae

    June 14, 2012 5:25 PM EDT Last June, the daughter of Sire Records chairman and Warner Bros. Records VP Seymour Stein was diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumor. The veteran record man accompanied his daughter Samantha to the hospital at Duke University in Durham, N.C., a ...

  16. Beggars Group's Martin Mills To Be Honored At A2IM's Inaugural Libera Awards

    May 30, 2012 3:52 PM EDT At the June 21 Libera Awards, Beggars Group founder and CEO Martin Mills will be presented with a lifetime achievement award presented by Sire Records co-founder Seymour Stein. The Amercian Association of Independent Music will launch its inaugura ...

  17. Dance Music Execs Discuss 'Death of Rock and Roll' at SXSW Panel

    March 15, 2012 4:52 PM EDT In a year where SXSW's musical main attractions are Bruce Springsteen and Jack White, it's ironic that a panel is ready to (literally) dance on rock's grave. Still, it's undeniable that with the rise of DJs/producers Skrillex a ...

  18. Billboard.biz's 2012 SXSW Blog Part 2

    March 14, 2012 2:06 PM EDT Billboard.biz's 2012 SXSW Blog March 17, 2012 | Person ON the Street Man on the Street: Fred Mills, Editor, Blurt Magazine Fred Mills, Editor, Blurt Magazine Billboard.biz: What's the best band/artist you've seen yet? Fred Mills: Br ...

  19. Backbeat: MIDEM Pulse Check: Attendance Is (Reportedly) Up, But Conference Is Scaled Down

    January 30, 2012 11:53 AM EST Two major concerts during MIDEM had attendees sprawled out across Cannes: Sony's showcase featured the Ting Tings (above) and 2ManyDJs while Music Dealers hosted You Say France & I Whistle and Black Pearl. (Photo: MIDEM) For many MIDEM at ...

  20. Seymour Stein Honored With Billboard's Icon Award @MIDEM

    January 29, 2012 7:00 PM EST From left: Billboard Associate Publisher (and former Sire recording artist) Tommy Page, Sire Records co-founder Seymour Stein, Billboard editorial director Bill Werde, MIDEM director Bruno Crolot (Photo: MIDEM) CANNES -- Billboard honored Sire Rec ...

  21. Rock Hall of Fame Opens Archives To Public

    January 17, 2012 8:00 PM EST They won't be cutting the ribbon until April, but the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum's Library and Archives collections, a project nearly as old as the shrine itself, opens its doors this week in Cleveland. The four-story, 22,500- ...

  22. German Culture Minister Backs Live Biz

    September 23, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Concert promoters are the mainstays of cultural life in Germany, particularly regarding new talent in club venues, according to Germany's minister of state for culture Bernd Neumann. He was speaking at event today (Sept. 23) to celebrate the ...

  23. @MIDEM: Stein, Gottehrer Revive Blue Horizon

    January 25, 2010 12:00 AM EST Industry vets Seymour Stein and Richard Gottehrer were reunited at the MIDEM conference in Cannes, where they announced the revival of the Blue Horizon label. The pair behind Blue Horizon's U.S. label partner, Sire Records, has decided to rev ...

  24. In The City Day 2: Digital Will Deliver

    October 07, 2008 12:00 AM EDT A bright future for artists, consumers and the music industry was the general prognosis at the second day of Manchester's In The City (Oct. 6) -- the U.K.'s biggest music conference -- but only after several more years of struggle and dw ...

  25. Sire Founders Reunited For 'In The City'

    August 26, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Sire Records founders Seymour Stein and Richard Gottehrer will be among the keynote speakers at the U.K.'s In The City music conference, which is held in Manchester on Oct. 5-7. Gottehrer is also co-founder/chairman of digital aggregator The ...