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Digital music rights company PopArabia adds Warner Chappell to the list of music publishers it represents in the MENA region, giving it licensing deals with all the major music publishers and placing it at the center of MENA’s digital music space.


  • Although PopArabia represents one of the best chances for digital music services to gain access to international music publisher content and a return on music used by local services, the region remains devoid of much needed copyright legislation.

Features and Benefits

  • The research note details the licensing landscape in the MENA region.
  • The research note provides details on the communication infrastructure in the MENA region and its potential for digital music services.

Key questions answered

  • Why does the mobile platform provide such a positive outlook for digital music services in the MENA region?
  • What part is PopArabia playing in the licensing of music publisher content in the MENA region?

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  • Summary
  • Publisher licensing in MENA
  • Establishing a return for music use
  • All the necessary infrastructure is in place


  • Author

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