Sire Records

American record label

Sire Records is an American record label. It is owned by Warner Music Group.

It is also distributed by Warner Bros. Records.



The label was founded in 1966 as Sire Productions by Seymour Stein and Richard Gottehrer. Each invested ten thousand dollars into the new company.[1] Its early releases as a record label were issued in 1968. This was distributed by London Records. From the beginning, Sire introduced underground, progressive British bands to the American market.


  1. "Personality Clash: Seymour Stein Vs Tim Dellow | Clash Music Exclusive General". Retrieved March 22, 2011.