Henry Stone will go down in history as the first to strike gold on a 12″ record. It’s a gimmick he came up with for the clubs and DJs that were springing up and looking for long and funky dance records with a ton of bass. Peter Brown’s “Do You Wanna Get Funky With Me?” matched all the criteria, and became a hit. The first 12″ dance record to sell over a million copies. Henry Stone kept this plaque up in his office to remind him of the achievement.
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.