Anthony Morgan is an American-born South African group manager, artist manager and international record industry expert best known as a judge on the second season of the reality television competition Popstars, in 2003.
He was the manager of Afro Z, the runners-up on the first season of Popstars. International artists he has worked with include Lionel Ritchie, Babyface and Bobby Brown.
Anthony has worked in the entertainment industry (USA and Africa) since 1986, starting as an intern on the road for Gerald Albright, Joe Sample and Chuckii Booker.
His first paid position was Director of Talent Acquisition-Black Tie Entertainment, owned by the Whispers. Herb Trawick and Anthony left and started their own company, managing Brian McKnight, Portrait and Cherokee and also signing Robin Thicke to their record label.
After six years he became VP A&R at BMG/RCA Records, Scouting, Signing & Developing artists. He executive produced records for Tyrese, SWV, Coko and Cherokee, and worked with Puffy, Jermaine Dupri, Wyclef, Rodney Jerkins, David Foster, Babyface, Snoop and others.
After six years the industry changed and he moved to South Africa and started Till Dawn Entertainment with Lebo M, that would bridge the gap between the USA and South Africa.
He was hired to be a judge for the music reality show Coca Cola Popstars in 2002 and then spent six months judging in Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda, forming a group in each country. This allowed him to travel throughout South and East Africa creating various business networks.
He has worked since 2004 as Executive Director of Creative at Till Dawn Entertainment and was instrumental in bringing The Lion King to South Africa. In the process, they secured the largest sponsorship in South Africa and for The Lion King worldwide.
He also oversaw the development and recording of three artists - Puleng, Redeemed and Adilah (Popstars 2 winners) - winning various awards.
He owns Rainbow Beach Entertainment, which is a full service Entertainment Company focusing on Film and Television content production and distribution and Live Entertainment productions in South Africa and Africa.
In addition, he has a SETA accredited training company called Blue Nightingale, partnering with The Department of Arts & Culture, and has a working relationship with 42 youth centres throughout South Africa.