Stone, Levy Team In New Distributorship
LOS ANGELES – As rumored, longtime Florida wholesaler Henry Stone has re-entered independent label distribution, partnered with veteran label chief Morris Levy (Billboard, Oct. 22). Stone says he will concentrate on 12-inch dance and r&b labels at the start . Independent Record Distributing starts Monday ( 14) at 4-01 S.E. 10th Court, Hialeah, Fla. 30010. Rick Vitale is sales manager and will handle buying chores with Stone. Two salespersons have been hired. Jeffrey Sadowski handles promotion. Bulwarking the opening lines handled by IRD is the Roulette family of labels. Stone, known primarily for his long association with Tone Distributing, has been distributing in the Miami area for 35 years.
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. The HSM 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.