[USA] July 19 (ANI): Music industry giant Seymour Stein has announced his departure from Warner Music.
According to Billboard, he exited the music company after being associated with it for 42-long years.
Stein is also bidding adieu to Sire Records, a label co-founded by him in 1967, before joining Warner.
Stein's Sire days were nothing short of legendary as he partnered with Madonna, 'The Smiths', 'The Cult' to create some great music.
"I was very fortunate during my youth to learn from so many great indie label people, like Ahmet and Nesuhi Ertegun and Jerry Wexler at Atlantic, and my greatest mentor, Syd Nathan at King Records," Billboard quoted Stein, as saying.
Announcing his return to indie music, he added, "I went on to work with so many other great Indies around the world as Sire grew to become the legendary brand it is today. From the bottom of my heart, I want to thank all the amazing artists -- far too many to name -- who have called sire home over the years."
Stein admitted that though he had a great time at Warner Music, "in truth I long for my indie roots and the greater independence that I experienced back in the '70s, '80s, and '90s. So the time has come to move on to the next phase of my career, leaving Sire in the hands of Rani Hancock, whom I sincerely wish all the luck in the world."
He even hinted that he wishes to stay in the music business as he promised to be "back in action" soon. (ANI)