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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 – 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


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