SUMMARY: Article on Joyce Straws
ARTICLE TEXT: Linda Fine of TK/ Tone’s order dept with Joyce Straws (right) TK’s R&B product and sales manager. Joyce has been in the business for four years. She previously worked with Campus Distributors in orders and sales. At T.K. she is in constant contact with promo men and radio stations. When a record hits a station, she feeds the info to T.K.’s direction and mgt. division. Joyce sends product to the area that the record is happening in. She works those areas. She collates promotional flyers and tries to generate excitement. She concentrates on regional promotion. T.K. philosophy…it has no rules. There are no limits. You can be you and work. No one stands ovr you. It feels good to talk to the president of the company. I’m not just a number to him. The executives have their role to play. Everyone does what he feels is best in any situation.”
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.