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Seymour Stein

Chairman, Sire Records / Warner Bros. Records (USA)

Seymour Stein is the Co-Founder and Chairman of Sire Records, one of the music industry’s most influential record labels and home to some of the most iconic names in modern music. The label marks its 45th anniversary in 2011.

Through its focus on discovering distinctive artists and groups, Sire has been a goldmine for cutting-edge music including the likes of The Ramones, Madonna, Talking Heads, The Pretenders, Depeche Mode, and The Smiths. Stein has been the label’s driving creative force since its origins as an independent label and through its long tenure within the Warner Bros. Records label family.