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The FMF Closing Keynote Interview with Seymour Stein
The FMF Closing Keynote Interview with Seymour Stein :
Interviewed by Mandar Thakur: The Times Music India
Seymour Stein is the cofounder and chairman of Sire Records, the label that put punk and New Wave – not to mention the maverick likes of Madonna – on the map.
One of the last old-school “record men” still working in the music business, Stein succeeded by anticipating the next musical wave and signing its brightest lights. In 1975, for instance, he saw four glowering, black-leather-clad guys from Queens who played lightning-fast tunes in a style without precedent. “It was like sticking my hand in a live electric light socket,” Stein recalled of his first exposure to the Ramones. “The jolt went right through me.” Punk-rock was born with the Ramones’ eponymous first album, recorded for a mere $6,400 and released on Sire in 1976. The reverberations from that groundbreaking release can be felt to this day.
Join us for this unique experience to listen to one of the giants of the industry as we touch upon his music management career spanning over 40 years.
We all know about Seymour Stein’s career, here you get to know a little more about the man himself. The risk taking, entrepreneurial spirit that defined his career, does he think its alive & well today, what are his thoughts on the emerging markets of India & China.
The importance of independents & the DIY culture in today’s industry, his thoughts on how the new talent pipeline of social media works & of course Q&A from the audience
This is a session not to be missed.