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Encyclopedia > Sire Records
Sire Records
Image:Sire.png
Parent company Warner Music Group
Founded 1966
Founder(s) Seymour Stein
Richard Gottehrer
Distributing label Warner Bros. Records (US)
WEA (outside the US)
Genre(s) Various
Country of Origin US
Website Official site of Sire Records

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The label was founded in 1966 as Sire Productions by Seymour Stein and Richard Gottehrer. Its first releases as a record label were issued in 1968, distributed by London Records. The label was then distributed by Polydor Records in 1970-1971, during which the now-famous logo was first introduced, and then in 1972-1974 by Famous Music, during which the progressive rock band Focus charted in 1972 with "Hocus Pocus." Later in the 1970s, Sire transformed itself into a large independent record label and went on to sign artists from the burgeoning punk rock and New Wave scenes, including The Ramones, The Dead Boys and Talking Heads. After a brief period of distribution by ABC Records, Sire was acquired by Warner Bros. Records in 1978. 1966 (MCMLXVI) was a common year starting on Saturday (the link is to a full 1966 calendar). ... Seymour Stein is an entrepreneur in the music industry whose career spans from the 50s onwards. ... Richard Gottehrer is an American songwriter, record producer and record label executive. ... 1968 (MCMLXVIII) was a leap year starting on Monday (the link is to a full 1968 calendar). ... London Records is a record label headquartered in the United Kingdom, originally marketing records in the United States, Canada and Latin America from 1947 through the 1980s. ... Polydor Records is a record label once headquartered in Germany. ... 1970 (MCMLXX) was a common year starting on Thursday (the link is to a full 1970 calendar). ... 1971 (MCMLXXI) was a common year starting on Friday (the link is to a full 1971 calendar). ... 1972 (MCMLXXII) was a leap year starting on Saturday. ... 1974 (MCMLXXIV) was a common year starting on Tuesday. ... Famous Music is a music publisher in the United States. ... Focus is a Dutch progressive rock band. ... Hocus Pocus is a 1971 song by the Dutch rock group Focus off their second album Moving Waves. ... The 1970s decade refers to the years from 1970 to 1979, inclusive. ... An independent record label is variously described as a record label operating without the funding (or outside the organizations) of the major record labels, and/or a label that subscribes to indie philosophies such as DIY and anti-corporate art. ... Punk rock is an anti-establishment music movement beginning around 1976 (although precursors can be found several years earlier), exemplified and popularised by The Ramones, the Sex Pistols, The Clash and The Damned. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... The Ramones were an American rock band often considered to be the first punk rock group. ... The Dead Boys were a punk band that formed in Cleveland, Ohio about 1975, evolving out of the band Rocket From The Tombs. ... Talking Heads was an American rock band existing between 1974 and 1991, composed of David Byrne, Chris Frantz, Tina Weymouth, and Jerry Harrison. ... ABC Records started in 1955 as ABC-Paramount Records, the recording arm of American Broadcasting-Paramount Theatres. ... 1978 (MCMLXXVIII) was a common year starting on Sunday. ...


In 1995, Sire left Warner Bros. to operate under its sister label Elektra Records, where Stein was appointed president. Sire later left the Elektra umbrella, but remained at Warner Music Group. 1995 (MCMXCV) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Elektra Records is an American record label owned by Warner Music Group, and today operates under Atlantic Records Group. ... Warner Music Group is one of the four major record labels. ...


In 2000, Sire Records and the US division of London Records were merged to become "London-Sire Records" (still part of Warner Music Group). This partnership dissolved April 2003, at which point the company went back to being called Sire Records. In the time since, it has returned to the Warner Bros. Records fold. This article is about the year 2000. ... London Records is a record label headquartered in the United Kingdom, originally marketing records in the United States, Canada and Latin America from 1947 through the 1980s. ... Sire London Records was created in 2000 by merging Sire Records and London Records. ... 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Sire is also credited for launching the professional careers of Madonna and Ice T, whom were signed to the label in 1982 and 1986 respectively. Madonna Louise Ciccone (born August 16, 1958), better known worldwide as simply Madonna, is an iconic American pop singer, songwriter, musician, record and film producer, dancer, actress, author and a fashion icon whose level of fame and success has earned her superstar status for more than two decades. ... Tracy Marrow (born February 16, 1958), better known as Ice T or Ice-T, is an American rapper, singer and actor. ... 1982 (MCMLXXXII) was a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1986 (MCMLXXXVI) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Current acts

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Former acts

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Sire - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (200 words)
For example, the sire of a mule would be a donkey, and the dam of a mule would be a horse.
Sire is used as a form of address and title for a man of rank or authority, equivalent to Lord or Prince.
According to the Department of Canadian Heritage, the title of sire is given in conversation with a male monarch (king or emperor).
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