Category Archives: Music Streaming

Anghami launches Live Radio feature

Anghami, the Middle East and North Africas largest streaming platform, has introduced its first-ever Live Radio feature allowing users to create and contribute to a social music-sharing experience. It will enable users to talk whilst streaming songs, playlists and podcasts, creating a real-time experience of a podcast but along with real-time user engagement. Anghami also [...]

Deezer to launch Dance Africa playlists

Deezer has announced its partnership with Africas top musicians to launch its Dance Africa series of playlists which will include music from 22 artists across the continent such as South Africas Master KG, Kamo Mphela, Makhadzi and De Mthuda, as well as Nigerias WurlD and Toofan, among others, who each share their top songs. WurlD said: Dance [...]

Audiomack partners with MTN to offer music streaming to subscribers in Nigeria

Audiomack is collaborating with MTN Nigeria to offer the Audiomack+MTN Data Bundle program, which will provide MTN subscribers personalized data bundles for streaming unlimited music and accessing content on Audiomack at zero data cost. The partnership will see MTN subscribers have free access to Audiomacks streaming service via their mobile devices on weekly and monthly subscriptions. The weekly plan provides 1.2GB + [...]

UMG partners with Wassim ‘SAL’ Slaiby to roll out Universal Arabic Music in MENA

Universal Music Group announced a collaboration between its Republic Records division and music mogul Wassim SAL Slaiby that comprises of the launch of Universal Arabic Music (UAM), a new label that will service the Middle East & North Africa (MENA) region. According to Universal, UAM will seek to discover rising artists in the region and [...]

DistroKid collaborates with music streaming and discovery platform Audiomack

Music streaming and discovery platform Audiomack has inked a partnership with independent music distributor DistroKid. Audiomack has 17 million monthly active users and is popular in developing markets like the African continent. Warner Music inked a licensing agreement with Audiomack for key African territories including Ghana, Kenya, Nigeria, South Africa and Tanzania in November 2020, after becoming the [...]

Universal Music Group expands new licensing deal with Boomplay across Africa

Boomplay and Universal Music Group (UMG) have announced an expanded deal that will extend licensing of UMGs global music catalogue from 7 to 47 countries across the African continent. Amongst the new markets are key territories such as South Africa, Ethiopia, Côte dIvoire, Cameroon and Senegal, with UMGs catalogue now also widely available across French-speaking territories [...]

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. [...]