Investment firm Shuaa Capital buys stake in Anghami
Early last year, there were rumours that Middle Eastern streaming service Anghami might be up for sale, fresh from generating more than 10bn streams in 2019. A year on, and Anghami remains independent, but it is raising...
January 6, 2021
Streaming panel calls for more innovation from DSPs and labels
Are the big music streaming services too similar to one another? And if so, how can they break out of that box to innovate and differentiate themselves? A panel at Music Ally's Sandbox Summit Global online conference yesterday,...
September 24, 2020
Today’s positive coronavirus-related industry news (21 April)
Spotify has added more partners to its Covid-19 Music Relief project. Having started with donations to MusiCares, PRS Foundation and Help Musicians, it is now also donating to funds and charities in France, Germany, Ireland,...
April 21, 2020
How many users do Spotify, Apple Music and other big music streaming services have?
Sometimes the statistics around how many people are streaming music – and how many are paying for it – can lead to confusion and misinterpretation. Recently, for example, we've seen one story suggesting that Amazon...
February 19, 2020
MENA service Anghami generated more than 10bn streams in 2019
We reported earlier this month on speculation that Middle Eastern and North African streaming service Anghami might be up for sale, with a mooted valuation of $400m. Now the company has offered an official line on what’s...
January 17, 2020
Report suggests streaming service Anghami is up for sale
Given the growing activity and interest in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region, 2020 is arguably a very good time to consider selling up if you’re the leading streaming service in that part of the world. Bloomberg...
January 13, 2020
Anghami offers music-streaming for travellers at Dubai airport
Travellers to Dubai’s international airport (DXB) will now be getting some free music playlists, courtesy of the facility’s partnership with streaming service Anghami. “Customers of DXB will now have uninterrupted free...
December 2, 2019
Linkfire opens up conversion data from Anghami in Middle East
Music-marketing firm Linkfire continues to deepen its relationships with streaming services in interesting parts of the world. Its latest partner is Anghami in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA). It’s the latest deal...
September 19, 2019
Anghami adds top-up subscription including Game of Thrones
The first episode in the final season of TV show Game of Thrones aired overnight. Don’t worry, Music Ally won’t be giving any spoilers away in this story. What we will be doing, though, is noting a very interesting Game...
April 15, 2019
Anghami adds more than 250 local podcasts to its catalogue
Soon, it’ll be quicker to list the music-streaming services that *aren’t* streaming into podcasts as an additional content format. Middle Eastern / North African service Anghami is the latest, having added more than...
March 19, 2019
Middle-Eastern streaming service Anghami has 1m+ subscribers
The Middle East is currently a big strategic focus for global streaming services like Spotify and Deezer, but they face competition from established local service Anghami. Now it has released some new figures on its business, in...
March 6, 2019
Music-streaming in the Middle East: ‘There is a space and place for everyone’
Spotify and Deezer's recent launches in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) have highlighted the region's status as a strategic priority for the music industry – although these companies (and Apple Music) are facing...
January 24, 2019