Baltin: So will the new artists be primarily blues based?

Seymour: My interest is in what’s really, really good. I never said what a good blues artist. Look at Madonna, she had been turned down by labels for three years when I met her and signed her. And when I learned that Chris Blackwell, who’s one of my idols, had turned her down, for a second I said, “Hmm, maybe I’m making a mistake here.” But that was over in about 30 seconds. We all make mistakes and I’ve made quite a few.

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