Henry Stone says: “When the lawyers and the accountants started coming into the music business is when everything was fucked over yaknow. It changed the whole industry.
Now when the artists are coming in with the lawyers and everything, when they make the deal they make sure the artist gets the publishing and all that nonsense yaknow.
In the old days we were all music guys. We didn’t have lawyers or accountants, man, they weren’t fuckin heard of. Music people, man, we dug the music, or we didn’t like it, or we made deals. Now it’s all fuckin accountants and lawyers, and they don’t know the first fuckin thing about a record.
But if you control the money, you control a lot. So even if you claim you own a song, or own a record, and you get in a lawsuit, and you go to court, most of the time you make a settlement and usually the lawyer gets all the money.”
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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.