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.