Although Afrikan Cowboy Publishing was incorporated in the UK in 2002 , the company began trading in South Africa in 1994 by writer/producer Dean Hart.
Initially a Television and Film music production company Afcow branched out into publishing and developing artists for licensing and release. This was a partnership between Chameleon Studios( Adrian Levi) in Johannesburg and Afrikan Cowboy Music. This collaboration signed and developed artist specifically for the South African market. Having success with EMI, Gallo and BMG achieving the biggest advance for an unknown artist at that time.
From 2002 the company relocated to the UK building up a catalogue of songs working with many uk writers established and up and coming. Dean Hart worked out of the Workhouse studios with Manfred Mann gaining valuable knowledge about music and the industry in the UK from the Legend himself. Eventually ending up writing and producing various tracks on Manfreds album "2006".
In 2003 Afrikan Cowboy Publishing started gaining traction in the industry with major cuts in Taiwan and Hong Kong beginning a long and succesful sub-publishing relationship with BMG Asia ( Ongoing ( 2019) now Universal) . Europe , Australia and Japan followed and Afrikan Cowboy's sub-publishing network grew to facilitate the collection of royalties from all these territories.
Afrikan Cowboy Publishing has achieved multi gold and platinum status in Asia and Japan has had releases in Germany, UK, South Africa, Italy, Netherlands, France, Japan, Tawian, Hong Kong , China and many more.
Our ethos is definately centered around the song and it's hit value. We know what makes a great song and then what makes a hit song.
SUB PUBLISHERS -past and present
Asia - Universal Music
Japan - Universal Music
Africa - Sheer Publishing
Netherlands - Cloud 9
Germany - AMV Talpa
France - Happy Music
Italy - Edizioni Curci
Spain - E.M. Clipper's/Clipper's Sounds S.L.