Rhythm Safari is a music label, publishing and production company based in Sydney, Australia.
Our catalogue spans a wide spectrum, from Johnny Clegg to Carole King to Foreigner.
We have a direct deal for distribution via iTunes & all other digital distribution is handled via The Orchard.
Physical distribution for Australia, New Zealand & South Africa is handled by Universal Music.
Rhythm Safari was originally formed in Los Angeles in the early '90's by veteran producer Hilton Rosenthal who has worked with diverse artists including Johnny Clegg, Paul Simon, Carole King, Harry Belafonte, Foreigner and Christopher Cross.
Hilton's brief resume:
Rhythm Safari Pty Ltd - Australia
Independent music label and publishing company - distributed by Universal Music Australia
Rhythm Safari SA Pty Ltd – South Africa
Independent music label and publishing company - distributed by Universal Music South Africa
Deputy Chairman– Global Music One LLC/Premium Wireless Services LLC – USA and Australia
January 2000 - Launched yourmobile.com – web portal for downloading of entertainment media to wireless devices – #1 service provider of mobile entertainment for carriers in North America - company sold to Vivendi Universal Networks USA in January 2002 and renamed Moviso. Company later acquired by Infospace and renamed Infospace Mobile.
First company in USA to sell a secure music download, December 1996. Consultants and developers for AT&T’s a2b digital music delivery platform.
Rhythm Safari Records LLC – JV with Priority Records, USA
Independent label - Carole King, Foreigner, Boyz Of Paradize, and Christopher Cross and World Music Catalogue
Producer of all Johnny Clegg (Juluka & Savuka) albums
5 million records sold
Independent producer in Los Angeles, California
Productions included Harry Belafonte, The Horse Flies. Teddy Pendergrass
Music Supervisor for film ‘Power Of One’
Music Production for film ‘FernGully’
Paul Simon - ‘Graceland’
Conceived & coordinated recordings for Paul Simon's ‘Graceland’ album
‘Concert In The Park’
Conceived and organized ‘Concert In The Park’ for Operation Hunger in South Africa (predated ‘Live Aid’) - the largest paying audience event in South African history
CEO & owner of Music Incorporated Pty. Ltd., South Africa
Independent label. Company sold to EMI South Africa in September 1985
CBS Records (Gramophone Record Company), South Africa
1978-1979 - General Manager
1974-1977 - A&R and Marketing Director
Graduated - Bachelor of Commerce
University of Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa