About Us

Sheer Publishing is one of Africa’s largest independent Publishing houses and is currently looking to expand its client base within the African diaspora. Sheer Publishing’s mission is to provide a comprehensive range of copyright services to our clients, both domestic, Continental and international.

Sheer Publishing is a full-service, mid-sized, independent publishing company that is quickly growing its market share. We have grown our top line earnings 25% in a very difficult year for the local music industry, and are proud of the fact that some of our clients have been with us since we started in 1996.

Sheer Publishing has well over eighteen years’ experience of administration of intellectual property rights nationally and globally. Sheer Publishing has close links with the collecting societies based all over the world. Sheer Publishing is also a direct member of SAMRO, MCSK and COSON, the copyright collection societies in South Africa, Kenya and Nigeria respectively.

With our vast catalogue rich with South African, African and International Chart music ideal for synching purposes, Sheer Publishing offers the ultimate one stop solution for all deals. We have music placements on movies such as District 9 and the Oscar winning Tsotsi and the Academy Award nominated Searching for Sugarman. Sheer Publishing has placed music on television shows such as Private Practice, Jacob’s Cross and Big Brother Africa and we have also been instrumental in successful commercials such as Castle Light, Vodacom, MTN, Makro, Cadbury’s PS, Wimpy, Engen and Ackermans just to name a few.

The Sheer Publishing Vision
Our vision is one of a thriving African scene based on expanding existing local markets and an ever-increasing international presence. This will be achieved through a dedicated focus on building and maintaining a small share of the African intellectual property market, combined with a commitment to an ever increasing quality in service, accountability, creativity, performance and professionalism – we are firmly committed to a brighter future.

The Sheer Publishing Mission
To be the first world class publishing company out of Africa

Sheer Publishing is a full service Music Publisher and we provide expertise in the following areas:

• African Music Copyright Owner and Manager
• International Copyright Manager
• Film and Television Music Clearance and Supervision
• Jingle and Songwriter Representation
• Library / Production Music Manager

Sheer Publishing represents a range of Original Publishers including the following International clients for Africa:
Kobalt Music (UK and USA), Mute Song (U.K.) Passport Music (France) Dance Cave & Hitpick Songs (Netherlands) African Hypertext (France) Fastforward Songs (U.K.) Tanoca Music (U.S.A.) Basement Music (Brazil) Mushroom Music (Australia) Enja Records (Germany) Arcadia Entertainment (Austria) OmniMusic (U.S.A) Saragema Music (India) Upright Songs (Germany) Stickman Music (U.S.A) Black River Music (Japan) Morning Music (Canada) Schacht Musikverlag (Germany), Atal Music (UK), Frochot Music (France), EP Music (UK) Median Music (Turkey) DL Music (USA) Budde Music Inc (USA) Rolf Budde Gmbh (Germany) Defected Music (UK) Times Music (India) D-Version (Greece) Greensleeves (UK) Missing Link Music (USA) Pennies from Heaven (Netherlands) SueCo (Canada) Van Heusen Music (USA)

Sheer Publishing also represents the following South African
clients for the world:
Ndozino Music (Mandoza), Faith Publishing (Kabelo), Chameleon Publishing (Chris Chameleon) VCK Music (Van Coke Cartel), BOMP (Brandon October) Stanti 23 (Sunette Bridges), Ernie Smith, Dr Doctor Music (Farryl Purkiss), Jeff Maluleke, Ingoma Music (Zim Ngqwana), Jakk Songs (Kreesan), MC Music (Heroes Wear Red), MJOJO Music (Mojalefe Thebe), Mujava’s Music (DJ Mujava), Matlala Music (Phinda Mtya), Ratau Music (Ratau Mike Makhalemele), Tequila Publishing (Stimela), Shaluzamax Publishing (Max Mntambo), T-Tones Music (Moses Molelekwa), Moses Khumalo, TS Records (Zahara), Lolhiphop Records (Nde Ndifonka), Born Fire Entertainment (Ntando),
Gito Baloi, Creature Songs (Beautiful Creatures), Thabiso Tsotetsi

Sheer Publishing also represents the following African clients for the world:
So Hype Records(Botswana); Victor Kunonga (Zimbabwe), VIP (Ghana), King Nee (Togo), Orentchy (Ivory Coast), Don Metok (Benin), Celebration Ministries (Zimbabwe), Soul Suiter (Nigeria), Jon Germain (Ghana), Eric Wainaina (Kenya), Sentinel (Burkina Faso), Matata (Nigeria), Ingwe Studios (Zimbabwe), Pidgen Music (Ghana), Almok (Togo), Gentle (Nigeria), Sherifa Gunu(Ghana), Oliveira (Angola), Harmann Hache (Ivory Coast), Omar B (Togo),ETS Comptoire Merchantile (Benin), Banjo Mosele (Botswana), Illinga Kamayi (DRC), Godson Sunny (Nigeria), Afafa (Benin), Tanselle (Mozambique), Ras Sheehama (Namibia), Apeson (Togo), Ngonyama Enterprises (Zimbabwe), Stephanie (Cameroon), King Mensah (Togo), Paparazzi (Nigeria), John Arcadius (Benin), Sis Kash (Gabon), Asem (Ghana) Suzanna Owiyo (Kenya), Penya Music (Kenya), Jackie Chandiru (Uganda)