SEYMOUR STEIN — Audio legend Seymour Stein (Sire Information) has died. Stein first started out out in the organization in the chart office at Billboard Magazine that is wherever I very first satisfied him when I was considerably, significantly more youthful and was normally impressed at his pretty much-encyclopedic understanding of documents and the small business.
There was controversy bordering his exit there some claimed it was a clash of personalities at the-then a great deal cherished trade paper, whilst other folks claimed it was for one thing much more nefarious.
Stein survived and went on to to generating Sire Documents and putting out some of the most outlandish, nevertheless innovative audio ever. The Pretenders Speaking Heads Tom Tom Club Lou Reed The Smiths Depeche Mode k.d. Lang The Replacements Kid Creole & the Coconuts The Undertones the Ramones Target The Cult Ice-T – the listing goes on and on.
After Billboard, I would often see Stein at NYC’s Mudd Club which was then my club of preference. He critically liked their DJ Mark Kamins. Kamins introduced Madonna to A&R gentleman Michael Rosenblatt and just before you understood it, Madonna was signed to Sire.
Stein’s then spouse Linda was also a main drive driving him. She was a star in her very own correct and championed The Ramones from day one. A true drive of nature she was.
SUCCESSION REHEARSAL — That was the episode title on Sunday’s Succession on HBO – Episode 2/Year 4 and I was tipped off by a number of nicely-to-do-resources that it was just a standout episode. Initially, Brian Cox was sensational in truth this could be one particular of the show’s finest-at any time episodes in the far too-shorter operate of the exhibit. Cox was just exemplary – even when standing on a makeshift podium of Hammermill-paper bins. Just stunning.
The relaxation of the cast, Jeremy Strong Kieran Culkin and Sarah Snook were being just fantastic way too, in particular Culkin – who by the conclude of the episode fulfilled with Dad Logan and may well very well be Logan Roy’s magic formula weapon to vanquish the other folks.
What can you say? This exhibit has just mesmerized every person. Great, good episode.
Limited Will take — (from Audio Biz Around the globe) Media and Enjoyment large Warner Bros. Discovery is reportedly scaling back again options to promote its audio assets, due to the fact the bids it acquired fell small of the value it was hoping for. Which is in accordance to a new report from the Financial Periods, which, citing resources, reviews that the enterprise, led by CEO David Zaslav, was hoping for bids of “as substantially as $2bn” for the songs assets, but that bids came in at about $1.2 billion to $1.3 billion. This news comes around two months immediately after the Financial Times originally reported that Zaslav was exploring a sale of the company’s music library. Integrated in that huge catalog of audio assets are the soundtracks to traditional motion pictures and Television set displays, from the Batman films to Singin’ In The Rain. The FT, in its most current report, claims that Warner Bros. Discovery may possibly only market a piece of its tunes portfolio or scrap the deal wholly. It also notes, however, citing people acquainted with the make a difference, that “no last conclusion has been made…” … There’s been a tumult of media about David Zaslaw –Zaz The Butcher– he slash Batgirl, Henry Cavill, much of HBO and turns out to be a quantities man not a motion picture or Television dude. In a business sense, the previously mentioned tends to make perfect feeling, but in terms of a historic or artsense … no way. Remain tuned …
Ready for Warmth 2 with Michael Mann? From Deadline: https://deadline.com/success/#?q=michael%20mann … I don’t see Adam Driver as a young DeNiro, but he’s a great actor, so who appreciates. Warmth 2 is subsequent on my studying checklist. I listen to its terrifically excellent … Tuesday’s Trump-booking was a disaster minute on Television set-Trump strolling from 1 doorway to another. No handcuffs, no mugshot … but continue to, so incredibly unfortunate for the state. Unquestionably surreal …
and, RIP Leonard Abrams of the East Village Eye and Michael Leon.
NAMES IN THE Information — Brad LeBeau Thomas Silverman Tom & Lisa Cuddy Stephanie Ferrell Gary Graff Cori Gardner Donnie Kehr Victoria Lang Michael Gelman Terry JastrowCharley Crespo Hoops Allabella Alex Salzman and BELLA!