Tone Distributors had a reputation in the industry for being the top hustler in the distribution biz. How else would a company in a 2% market be able to sell 10-15% of the indie r&b records in the country? Hard work, and trans shippin’. No surprise then that James Brown was such a fan of Henry Stone. Here is a clip from a July 1961 issue of The Cash Box showing how Henry Stone and Milt Oshins opened a Tone Distributors office in Jacksonville, FL. Dominating the state helped secure all-stations radio control in a two sides offensive straight through the hallowed halls of music history.
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.