My belief that great music can come from India brings me to the country: Seymour Stein
Popular entrepreneur in the music industry and Grammy award winner Seymour Stein said that his belief that great music could come from India makes him visit the country often. In a recent interaction at the Dialogue: The Indian Music Industry Convention 2018 by the Indian Music Industry (IMI) in Mumbai, Stein said that he has visited India more than 20 times. “I first visited India just about 40 years ago. I was just so intrigued by the Indian Music a little after visiting Trinidad. I was a big fan of Calypso music and over the last 20-25 years I have come almost every year,” said the 76-year-old musician, naming some of his friends Blaise (Fernandes CEO IMI) and Mandar (Coo Times Music).
“I always believed great music can come from India and that's why I am here today. I heard this was an Indie conference and you know, the Indies in America, Europe have really contributed at the beginning of all the great new trends in music,” he added.
Talking about the presence of Indian music in global charts, he said, “I believe if Indie record companies had more traction and more ability to compete with the two major companies, Universal and Sony, it would be incredible.”
Seymour Stein signed and released albums by Madonna, the Ramones, Talking Heads, Depeche Mode, the Smiths, and others in his 50-year-long career.