Rob Cowling


Rob Cowling is a general manager at Gallo Music Group in South Africa.

He has over 25 years of experience in the music business. Cutting his teeth in music retail to co-ownership of independent record label Sheer Sound until it’s sale in 2014, to his current role in managing Gallo, a 95 year old “major independent” housing Gallo Music Publishers and Gallo Record Company, and Africa’s largest SA music catalogue and legacy archive.

He serves on the boards of RISA and RAV, and the Music Publisher’s Association of South Africa (MPASA) and has a wealth of experience in recording rights, record label & publishing services.

Cowling holds a BCom degree and was acknowledged in Billboard magazine’s “International Power Players List” for both 2019 and 2021 as one of the top global music executives driving the industry’s success outside of the USA.


ZAJohannesburg, South Africa
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Rob Cowling

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