Stone, the founder of TK Records, received Dance Music's
'Pioneer Award' in New York City on September 20th from
the Dance Music Hall of Fame.
Stone, a pioneer in the record business, founded TK Records.
In the 70's the label became the number one independent
record label in the world as it released hit after hit that
topped the dance music charts.
With chart toppers as KC and The Sunshine Band's "Get Down
Tonight", "That's The Way I Like It", George McCrae's "Rock
Your Baby", and so many more, TK kept the dance floors and
film soundtracks dancing around the world.
Henry Stone is the only non performing-artist who received
an award this year.
According to Stone, "I really appreciate the honor of being
recognized for the hit records I released over the past
30 years. It means that what we did then has had a lasting
affect around the world. The disco era was great. I am looking
forward to attending this event."
Silverman and Henry Stone
(photo: Bernie Lopez - DiscoMusic.com)
The Dance Music Hall of Fame was established to recognize
the contributions of those who have had a significant impact
on the evolution and development of dance music and to celebrate
the history and significance of dance music.
Lopez (DiscoMusic.com), Henry Stone and Marty Angelo (DiscoStepbyStep.com)
and others that helped to shape the dance music industry
become eligible for induction 25 years after their first
contribution or record release. Some of the criteria considered
include the influence and significance of the nominee's
contributions to the development and perpetuation of dance
board-members of The Dance Music Hall of Fame include Brian
Chin (Music Historian and Former Billboard Magazine Editor),
Daniel Glass (President, Artemis Records), Eddie O'Loughlin
(President, Next Plateau Entertainment), John Parker (Vice
President, A&R/Dance Promotion, Robbins Entertainment)
and Thomas Silverman (Chairman, Tommy Boy Entertainment).
Board of Advisors include: Marty Angelo, John “Jellybean”
Benitez, Joey Carvello, Mel Cheren, Michael Ellis, Dimitri
of Paris, Tony Humphries, Frankie Knuckles, Jurgen Korduletsch,
Brad LeBeau, John Luongo, Guy Moot, Michael Paoletta, Vince
Pellegrino, Cory Robbins, Pete Tong, Cary Vance, Louie Vega,
Pete Waterman and Judy Weinstein.
see the Dance Music Hall Of Fame website at www.dmhof.com
for further information.
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