||Stand 732 Harare Drive
P.O. Box ST 21, Southerton
||Though originally once an African subsidiary label of EMI with Tru-Tone
Music; Teal eveolved into the Gramma label; which currently Zimbabwe's
largest record company.
||Teal's Catalog Numbering System:
Teal Records oftenPlum's Catalog Numbering System:
PMS/PLS or TRS-Prefix: 7" Singles
PMC/PLC or MMTL-Prefix: LPs
Plum often shared releases / catalog numbers with neighboring label
Formerly known as Teal Records, Gramma is Zimbabwe's largest record company.
Carry most of the popular artists including John
Four Brothers, Khiama Boys, Leonard
Dembo, Simon Chimbetu, and many others. Their website has been down
since Nov 01.
Stand 732 Harare Drive
P.O. Box ST 21, Southerton
Gallo Record Company / labels
||Gallo Record Company is Africa's largest domestic record
It is through purchase, merger or consolidation that it has also come
to control the catalogues from several competitor and associate companies,
including Gramophone Record Company, Trutone, Teal,
RPM, WEA/Tusk, Troubadour, Meteor, Record
Industries, USA, Joburg, MFP, and DJ.
Consequently, the company now owns some 75% of recordings ever made
in South Africa up through the 1980's.
Gallo's history is long and complex, and it began in 1939 when Arnold
Golembo founded the Gramophone Record Company (GRC) around
a small music retail shop in downtown Johannesburg.
GRC obtained the South African franchise for Capitol
Records label in 1946 but relinquished it in favour of CBS
Records in 1956. In 1985 GRC was incorporated into the Gallo Group,
becoming Gallo-GRC under the leadership of Peter Gallo (the
son of Eric Gallo who had launched the original Gallotone Recordings
In 1989 (Gallo-GRC's 50th anniversary year), the company's name was
shortened to Gallo Record Company.
However, a setback for the company occurred when South Africa's first
democratically-elected government came into power and Sony
decided to return to the country and claim back the distribution rights
for its CBS and Epic
brands in 1995.
The following year Gallo merged with RPM
Records (but retained their old name). Another year later, the
company bought out another local music giant, Tusk
Music, and with that obtained the rights to distribute the Warner
Music International catalogue, as well as that of Tommy
Boy Music, Strictly
Records, Naxos, and
Gallo Record Company also represents a number of independent labels
which are managed in its RPM Records division as well as a
major roster of domestic artists through Gallo Music South Africa
(GMSA), itself encompassing several subdivisions.
Parent company Gallo (Africa) Ltd. is part of the Johnnic Communications
media and entertainment group, with which Warner Music International
began a joint venture in May 2006, creating Warner Music Gallo
Africa and expanding the company's vast musical archive into the
digital realm and a worldwide market.
||RPM Dance, RPM
||Warner Music Group
6 Hood Ave.
PO Box 47150
Tel: +27 11 788-0519
Fax: +27 11 788-7080