Having recently started working with African digital music platform Mdundo, Warner Music has now also signed a licensing deal with streaming service Anghami, which is available in the Middle East and North Africa.
Anghami co-founder Eddy Maroun says: “We are THRILLED to partner with the leading Warner Music in bringing more legit music to the region to enrich the cultural exchange between the Arabic and Western worlds. Our commitment to the Arab region and diaspora evolved into creating a unique platform with the largest local catalogue that perfectly caters to the region’s unique music tastes and habits”.
WMG’s Chief Digital Officer Ole Obermann adds: “In order to create global opportunities for artists, it’s imperative that we have a strong network of local partnerships around the world. We’re seeing a huge demand for music streaming in the Middle East and North Africa, and Anghami has a beautiful product that super-serves its users there with both local and international music and videos. I’m looking forward to working with Eddy and his team to break artists across the region”.
Launched in 2012 in Beirut, Anghami currently says it has over 50 million subscribers across its premium and ad-supported tiers, with a catalogue of both Arabic and international music. The new deal will bring Warner’s entire recordings repertoire to the service.[from http://ift.tt/2lvivLP]