Seymour Stein

  1. 'Long Live Rock and Roll': Seymour Stein's (Abandoned) CBGB Icon Award Acceptance Speech In Full

    October 10, 2013 2:35 PM EDT What follows is the full, unedited text of a speech Seymour Stein had intended to deliver to the crowd gathered at the Bowery Hotel the evening of October 9, where Stein was to receive the CBGB Festival's first Icon Award . Stein abandoned ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. Seymour Stein Pays Tribute to Beggars Groups' Martin Mills at A2IM's Libera Awards

    June 22, 2012 1:08 PM EDT Seymour Stein (right) presenting Martin Mills with his Libera Lifetime Achievement award in New York City. (photo: Kyle Dean Reinford) At last night's inaugural A2IM Libera awards, legendary record exec Seymour Stein presented Beggars Group&# ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. 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 ...

  7. Seymour Stein's Friends, Fans and Colleagues Pay Tribute

    January 23, 2012 9:11 AM EST For a video tribute on Billboard.biz, artists and executives offered their perspectives on Seymour Stein. Here are excerpts of those interviews. "He doesn't have a cynical bone in his body. You say, 'Hey, I really believe in this ar ...

  8. Seymour Stein: A Chronology

    January 21, 2012 11:55 PM EST : Seymour Stein is born in Brooklyn on April 18. 1955: At age 13, Stein visits Tommy Noonan in the Billboard chart department and asks permission to copy down in longhand the pop, R&B and country singles charts for every week going back to ...

  9. Sire's Top 100 Hits

    January 21, 2012 11:35 PM EST Sire's Top 100 Hits ranking is based on actual performance on the weekly Billboard Hot 100 chart. Songs are ranked based on an inverse point system, with weeks at No. 1 earning the greatest value and weeks at No. 100 earning the least. To ens ...

  10. 'Shellac In His Veins': The Billboard Icon Award Interview With Seymour Stein

    January 21, 2012 11:18 PM EST Seymour Stein was helping create music industry history when he was only 14 years old. That was in 1957, when he began working for Billboard as the assistant to Tommy Noonan, then head of Billboard charts. When Noonan decided that the music indust ...

  11. Alan J. Stein, Entertainment Lawyer, Dead at 89

    January 20, 2011 1:15 PM EST Alan J. Stein, a prominent entertainment lawyer, passed away on Dec. 6 in New York City. He was 89. Over the course of Mr. Stein's 50-year career he worked as a senior partner in the firm of Zissu, Stein, Bergman, Coutre & Mosher as well ...

  12. @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 ...

  13. Industry Vet Gary Kurfirst Dies At 61

    January 15, 2009 12:00 AM EST Gary Kurfirst, who managed such acts as the Ramones, B-52's, Eurythmics, Jane's Addiction and the Talking Heads, died Jan. 13 while on vacation in the Bahamas. He was 61. The cause of his death was unknown at deadline. Kurfirst began his ...

  14. Attendance Up At In The City

    October 08, 2008 12:00 AM EDT The U.K.'s 17th annual In The City (ITC) has been hailed a "huge success" by organisers with initial figures indicating a 22% rise in delegate attendance on last year. While the final delegate figures are not yet available, the thre ...

  15. 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 ...

  16. 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 ...