Seymour Stein, CEO and co-founder of Sire Records, in Hong Kong in 2007. Photo: Edward Wong

For the record: how Madonna, The Ramones and Ice-T got their big break

As Sire Records marks a milestone, co-founder Seymour Stein reflects on a career launching acts including Depeche Mode, The Smiths and Soft Cell, and how he coaxed reclusive ‘genius’ Brian Wilson into a comeback

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Seymour Stein, CEO and co-founder of Sire Records, in Hong Kong in 2007. Photo: Edward Wong
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