14:10 - 14:50

Rise of streaming in MENA

Digital music streaming in the MENA region is in its infancy and has experienced almost none of the problems US and Europe have faced. All the main streaming services & major labels now exist in the region. The youthful population & high smartphone penetration all points to a burgeoning business in the future. Although digital streaming culture is still maturing in MENA where – increased competition and exceedingly large untapped markets due to lack of awareness are pushing streaming services and labels to get creative with their deals with major artists and their initiatives to develop local talent with authentic successful backstories.

Join us for this panel as we dive into some of the lingering questions around the growth of the industry in the MENA. We are joined by Michael Ugwu, long time Nigerian music exec, Dalia Chih, pop/trap artist from Algeria, former runner up of Arabs got talent, The Voice, France & in 2017 & Rami Malla, an industry expert in the entertainment and music sector in MENA & a major label executive to be confirmed.

Quick Info

  • September 12, 2019
  • 14:10 - 14:50
  • Sala Maquinas


Rami Malla

Artist Management & Brand Image Consultancy: Danca