Rowlin Naicker


Rowlin Naicker is the Managing Director of Sony Music Publishing with oversight for a host of iconic acts such as Mdu Masielela, Abdullah Ibrahim, Joyous Celebration, Freshlyground, Bombjeez/Kalawa, Mafikizolo, Brenda Fassie, Hugh Masekela and is also responsible for securing talent such as DJ Maphorisa, Moonchild, Matthew Mole, Mi Casa, D’banj, Busiswa, Kabza De Small, 2Baba, Nomcebo Zikode, Black Motion amongst others to the SMP global roster.

Rowlin is currently a board director of MPASA (Music Publishers Association South Africa) and a board director of CAPASSO (Composers Authors Publishers Association) and is the chairperson of FINCOMM and a member DIGICOMM, both being committees of CAPASSO with an important role of ensuring the best digital deals for Pan Africa.

He brings professionalism, dedication, energy and vast expertise that he has gained over the last two decades having started his musical journey in 1999 at Primedia/Electromode Music then EMI Records in 2004 and in 2007 joining Sony Music Publishing. Rowlin is a passionate music business executive and a true ambassador of African music both at home and on international shores.

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