Category Archives: Music Streaming

Spotify to launch in 40 additional African countries

The streaming platform was previously accessible in only 5 African countries and is now set to launch into 40 additional countries including Kenya, Angola, Benin, Zimbabwe, Nigeria and more. Spotify will be expanding into 85 new markets across Asia, Europe, Latin America, the Caribbean and Africa. The announcement was made on its online event titled “Stream [...]

Warner Music Group invests in Rotana Music

Warner Music Group (WMG) has announced its investment in Rotana Music, Arab worlds leading independent record label. This deal will expand WMGs presence across Middle East and North Africa. The Middle East and North Africa region is among the most culturally dynamic places in the world today, with burgeoning musical scenes and dramatic consumption growth. [...]

Deezer rolls out original podcast series ‘Sleep Tight’ in MENA

Deezer has introduced its new Original podcast Sleep Tight accessible exclusively on the Deezer platform, the first of its kind in the Arab world to help listeners fall asleep. The podcast, produced by Finyal Media, highlights an array of fairy tales, aiding listeners relax and prepare for a good nights sleep. In each episode, the narrator [...]

Apple Music launched new Isgubhu platform for Electronic music in Africa

Apple Music has rolled out a new outlet to highlight the rapidly rising dance music community in Africa.  Isgubhu will highlight a number of popular African subgenres including Gqom, Amapiano, Kwaito, Mzansi House, and Shangaan Electro. Fittingly, the term “Isgubhu” comes from a Zulu word meaning “beat.” Isgubhu will furthermore host a number of playlists to assist in the music [...]

Sony Music announced new partnership with StarNews Mobile in Ivory Coast

Sony Music and StarNews Mobile have partnered together to promote Ivory Coast-based artists and help to monetize their content. Marketing will be implemented by StarNews and its telco giant, MTN, through SMS and digital campaigns. The aim of the service is to target hard-to-reach audiences, creating a sustainable new income source. StarNews network provides a [...]

Anghami received major investment from Shuaa Capital

Shuaa Capital, leading asset management and investment banking platform in the MENA region, has invested in Anghami. We are delighted to have led the funding of Anghami. As a team, we have been working closely with Anghami, bringing our expertise in originating and structuring deals to bear in order to successfully complete this investment round, [...]

Anghami to launch Dolby Atmos Music for Anghami Plus

Anghami has connected with Dolby Atmos Music which will be made available for Anghami Plus subscribers only. Anghami is the leading music streaming in the MENA which is dedicated to providing its Plus subscribers a unique and high-quality listening experience. With Anghamis music catalogue in Dolby Atmos, listeners will be able to experience a deeper [...]