About Us

About Us

Africa’s Original Soundtrack since 1926.

Gallo Music is the longest running independent recording label and music publisher in Africa, managing the largest catalogue of African master recordings in the world and providing one-stop music services to an impressive roster of artists and collaborators. 

The company has travelled an epic journey from Brunswick Gramophone House, a small music shop in 1926 downtown Johannesburg, to a recording giant with diversified subsidiaries and international partnerships. Gallo’s catalogue includes some of the biggest names in music: Miriam Makeba, Lucky Dube, Ladysmith Black Mambazo, Mahlathini & The Mahotella Queens, Caiphus Semenya, Phuzekhemisi, Thandiswa, Siphiwe Dana and more. 

As one of the twentieth century’s most recognisable global music brands, Gallo also has witnessed some of that era’s significant historic events and inventions that shaped popular culture in Southern Africa – the talking motion picture, cinema, vinyl, gramophone, FM radio and stereo records, while being best known as a powerhouse record label, to this day