1. Beyond 'Despacito': Seymour Stein In Defense of Latin Music's Enduring Place in U.S. Pop Culture

    August 31, 2017 4:57 PM EDT 0 0 0 'Latin music was always part of us, it’s time to celebrate it again.' With 60 years behind me in music and my only real claim to fame being a fan, I can tell you that the United States and the world owe so much to the Spanish, Portuguese a ...

  2. Remembering Tommy Page: Seymour Stein Pays Tribute to His Longtime Friend

    March 09, 2017 1:00 PM EST Singer-songwriter, former Billboard publisher and veteran executive Tommy Page died March 3 at age 46. He is remembered by his longtime friend, Sire Records co-founder Seymour Stein, who signed him to the label in 1988. I first met Tommy Page on a ...

  3. Seymour Stein Looks Back at 50 Years of Sire Records

    February 07, 2017 11:46 AM EST 0 0 0 The Grammy Museum in Downtown Los Angeles kicked off their very busy Grammy Week Monday night (Feb. 6) with a look back at 50 years of Sire Records, the label launched by one-time Billboard clerk turned industry titan, Seymour Stein. Stein was the g ...

  4. Seymour Stein Talks 'Unusual' Deal With Madonna, What Breaks His Heart About the Ramones & That CBGB Toilet

    November 04, 2016 10:31 AM EDT 0 0 0 Nearly 60 years after getting his start as a chart researcher at Billboard , Sire Records co-founder Seymour Stein has a lot of accomplishments -- and a few regrets -- under his belt. In a chat with Yael Chiara , brand manager at European independen ...

  5. Cyndi Lauper Explains 'Detour' Into Country Music: 'I Don't Want to Be Stopped, I Want to Keep Growing'

    May 18, 2016 2:19 PM EDT 0 0 0 Just to clear the air, Cyndi Lauper is not the latest in a long string of pop stars attempting to “go country.” Her new release, Detour , an album full of classic country song covers, is less an indicator of the veteran pop star’s desire to change g ...

  6. Seymour Stein on the Future of the Music Biz: India and China are 'Going to Explode'

    May 13, 2016 9:49 AM EDT 0 0 0 Sire Records chairman and VP of Warner Bros/ Records/Warner Music International Seymour Stein was enjoying “the best Chinese food outside of Hong Kong” when he was redirected back to Toronto’s Sheridan Centre for his Canadian Music Week panel on A&a ...

  7. Beck, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Bill Withers, Seymour Stein Hit Rock Hall's Weekend Festivities

    April 18, 2015 2:05 AM EDT 0 0 0 Among the pre-induction happenings: a ceremony for Ringo Starr's 1975 jumpsuit, Alice Cooper and Darlene Love make their red carpet entrance and Ray Parker, Jr. jams on "Ghostbusters." The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction festivit ...

  8. Jazz Singer Jimmy Scott Remembered at Harlem Memorial

    October 26, 2014 9:00 AM EDT A respectful and loving crowd filled the Abyssinian Baptist Church in Harlem on Saturday afternoon (Oct. 25) for a memorial service celebrating the life of Jimmy Scott . Jimmy Scott, Iconic Jazz Stylist, Dead at 88 The beloved jazz singer, who pas ...

  9. The Veronicas Tease New Song 'You Ruin Me': Watch

    September 05, 2014 2:31 AM EDT 0 0 0 The Veronicas have teased “You Ruin Me,” the Aussie pop duo’s first new release in seven years.  Written with APRA Award winning song-writing and production team DNA Songs ( David Musumeci and Anthony Egizii ), the song is the first lifted from the ...

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

    August 18, 2014 9:35 AM EDT 0 0 0 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 T ...

  11. 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 ...

  12. Play on Brian Epstein's Final Night Makes London Debut

    August 05, 2014 2:14 PM EDT 0 0 0 Monday’s (August 4) press night of Epstein: The Man Who Made The Beatles , a play about the ill-starred manager who guided the Beatles to global domination, brought a warm response from an audience including such celebrities as Pink Floyd’s Nick Mas ...

  13. 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 ...

  14. The Veronicas Sign Global Deal With Sony Music, New Album Coming

    April 28, 2014 5:49 AM EDT 0 0 0 The Veronicas are making a comeback. The Australian sibling pop duo will release a third studio album later this year, through a new global deal with Sony Music Entertainment. Twenty-nine-year-old twins Lisa Origliasso and Jessica Origliasso formed ...

  15. 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 ...

  16. 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 ...

  17. 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 ...

  18. 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 ...

  19. 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 ...

  20. 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 ...

  21. 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 ...

  22. Carly Rae Jepsen Wins Big at Juno Awards

    April 22, 2013 12:23 AM EDT Carly Rae Jepsen added two more Junos on Sunday night, one of seven trophies given out at Canada’s 42nd annual Juno Awards, which was televised live on CTV from Brandt Centre in Regina. The pop singer had already won an award at the previous day ...

  23. 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 ...

  24. 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 ...

  25. 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 ...

  26. 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 ...

  27. 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: ...

  28. 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 ...

  29. 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 ...

  30. 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 ...

  31. 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 ...

  32. 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 ...

  33. 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 ...

  34. 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- ...

  35. Weekly Chart Notes: The Hot 100, From Birth to 'Born'

    February 17, 2011 5:55 PM EST 0 0 0 GRAND ENTRANCE: As revealed on Billboard.com yesterday, Lady Gaga 's "Born This Way" arrives as the 1,000th Billboard Hot 100 No. 1 dating to the chart's 1958 inception. Lady Gaga Claims 1,000th Hot 100 No. 1 with 'Born This ...

  36. 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 ...

  37. @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 ...

  38. 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 ...

  39. 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 ...

  40. Crowes, Black Keys, Bun B Set For SXSW

    January 08, 2008 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 The Black Crowes, the Black Keys, UGK rapper Bun and R.E.M. are among the names newly confirmed to appear at the 2008 South by Southwest conference in Austin, Texas. They join previously announced per The Black Crowes, the Black Keys, UGK rapper Bun ...

  41. Lou Reed To Keynote South By Southwest

    December 20, 2007 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Lou Reed will serve as the keynote speaker for the 2008 South by Southwest Music Conference in Austin, Texas. Lou Reed will serve as the keynote speaker for the 2008 South by Southwest Music Conference in Austin, Texas. The artist will discuss his c ...

  42. Arrest Made In Linda Stein Slaying

    November 09, 2007 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 The personal assistant of former Ramones manager Linda Stein has been arrested in Stein's fatal bludgeoning at her Fifth Avenue apartment. The personal assistant of former Ramones manager Linda Stein has been arrested in Stein's fatal blud ...

  43. Ex-Ramones Manager Stein Beaten To Death

    November 01, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Linda Stein, a pioneer in New York's punk music scene who later became known as a real estate "broker to the stars," was beaten to death inside her Manhattan apartment, the medical examiner ruled. Linda Stein, a pioneer in New York� ...

  44. Lang Looks Back With 'Reintarnation'

    March 16, 2006 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Canadian singer/songwriter k.d. lang is readying for the release of "Reintarnation," a retrospective focusing on the opening decade of her career. Canadian singer/songwriter k.d. lang is readying for the release of "Reintarnation,&quo ...

  45. Mellencamp, Miles Among Rock Hall Nominees

    September 20, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Rock veteran John Mellencamp is among the nominees for a new class of inductees at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, joined by jazz legend Miles Davis, rap pioneers Grandmaster Flash & the Furious F Rock veteran John Mellencamp, jazz legend Miles ...

  46. Sire Celebrates 40th With Four-Disc Set

    August 09, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 With its 40th anniversary looming in 2006, Sire Records will be celebrated this fall with a four-disc boxed set. Due Sept. 13 via Sire/Rhino, "Just Say Sire: The Sire Records Story" rounds up 61 track With its 40th anniversary looming in 2 ...

  47. Pixies, Malkmus Set For CMJ/Rock Hall Fest

    April 14, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 The Pixies, Stephen Malkmus and the Jicks, the Futureheads, the Misfits, Spoon, the Clientele, Mindless Self Indulgence, Powerman 5000, El Pus, Nashville Pussy and Digable Planets have signed on to pe The Pixies, Stephen Malkmus and the Jicks, the F ...

  48. Notes From The Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame

    March 15, 2005 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Billboard.com goes behind the scenes at the 20th annual Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction dinner, held last night (March 14) at the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel in New York. U2, the Pretenders, Buddy Guy, Billboard.com goes behind the scenes at the 20th ...

  49. U2, Pretenders Lead Rock Hall's 2005 Class

    March 15, 2005 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Rock acts U2 and the Pretenders, blues legend Buddy Guy, R&B mainstays the O'Jays and Percy Sledge, Sire Records co-founder Seymour Stein and agent Frank Barsalona were welcomed into the ranks of Rock acts U2 and the Pretenders, blues legen ...

  50. Billboard Bits: Rock Hall, Edwyn Collins, 'Scratch'

    February 24, 2005 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 News on Rock Hall, Edwyn Collins, 'Scratch' Along with an impressive slate of inductees, this year's Rock and Roll Hall of Fame ceremony will boast some impressive star power in the form of Justin Timberlake, Bruce Springsteen, B.B. K ...

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