One of the biggest genius maneuvers of Henry Stone was always keeping his name hot in the media. All the way back to when he first moved to Miami in 1948, magazines like BILLBOARD and Cashbox (the jukebox trade mag), would always check in with him in Florida to see what he was doing as a distributor and as a manufacturer.
BILLBOARD wrote about Stone early and often and in the clip above, they discuss his signing of a group named the Three Harmonicaires to the DeLuxe record label he held a 50% share of as split with Syd Nathan of KING. In the short clip, he also highlights a pre-platinum Otis Williams and The Charms, with whom he would have a million selling crossover record called “Hearts Of Stone.”
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.