What Is The Best Record Label In South Africa

What is Record Label?

A record label, or record company, is a brand or trademark of music recordings and music videos, or the company that owns it. 

What Is The Best Record Label In South Africa

Below are some of the Best Record Labels.

Vth Season

Founded nine years ago by Raphael Benza, Vth Season is one of the “quiet” record labels out there. By “quiet” we mean that the record label has managed to stay away from the scandals and controversies that plague most labels.

Also, although it might appear that the record label is nonexistent – given that it is pretty difficult seeing it running campaigns here and there – it remains a respectable body. The label appears to be in a world all its own, providing services in music and video, talent management, as well as marketing.

Gallo Records

Johannesburg-based Gallo Records is unarguably one of the oldest record labels in the Rainbow Nation and one of the most respected, too. Founded in 1926 by Eric Gallo and Arnold Golembo, the label has grown steadily, becoming one of the most important in the Rainbow Nation.

Gallo Records is one of the record labels that accept demo submissions from artists. So if you think you’ve got musical talents and have recorded something, you might want to submit a demo to the company and see what happens. Gallo doesn’t charge to listen to your demo.


Afrotainment is a record label by an artiste for other artists. It’s the brainchild of DJ Tira, who recently celebrated 21 years in the music industry with an album appropriately titled “21 Years of DJ Tira.”

The label has managed some fine voices in South African music, including the kwaito band Big Nuz. The band was split at some point. Recent events indicate the two surviving members, Mampintsha and Danger, are back together and are currently working on a new song. DJ Tira announced that himself.

Other artists currently signed to the label include DJ Cndo, Joocy, Duncan, Prince Bulo, Naakmusiq, Dladla Mshunqisi, Tipcee, Beast, Amadada, and the controversial dancer Zodwa Wabantu.

What exactly does a record label do?

Record labels are companies, large or small, that manufacture, distribute, and promote the recordings of affiliated musicians. Essentially, record labels work to sell the brand of the artist and the products they create.

Why does an artist need a record label?

Record labels can advise artists on which platforms to distribute their music through, and can get the music onto those platforms for them, saving the musicians time and money.

How do labels make money?

The way record labels make money from the artists and bands on their roster is by investing in what is known as the release cycle. This starts from the recording of a song and continues to the marketing and promotion of the song (such as a music video, radio or streaming play, or live performance).