Henry Stone’s “The Stone Cold Truth On Payola In The Music Biz” is the true story of the money, cars, and drugs that powered the radio promotion for independent music in America since 1946 as told by Stone himself. The irreverent record mogul also relates his insider knowledge on the “Payola Scandal” of 1959, all the DJs he paid off over the years, and how it helped many of his classic records get their legs on the airwaves.
From 1946 to 2014, Henry Stone ruled the Florida music industry with an iron fist, a brick of cash, and a warehouse full of vinyl. HSM is the last of over one hundred record labels he personally founded. This record label includes works from every decade in his sixty-five year career right up until today. Licensing available for film, samples, advertising, movies, video games, and more. Family owned and operated.