Sony Music, the world’s largest music writer, is increasing its operations throughout the Center East and North Africa with a brand new workplace in . The area will probably be led by managing director Dounia Chaaban, who will report back to SMP senior vp of worldwide Dan Nelson.
Chaaban started her profession at Anghami, the main music streamer within the Center East. After working there for seven years, serving because the Arabic indie group lead, Chaaban then grew to become an artist relations supervisor at Consider Music. “I sit up for working hand in hand with the extremely proficient staff atto propel the MENA music business to new heights,” says Chaaban of her new appointment. “Collectively, we’ll create an surroundings that nurtures creativity, fosters innovation, and unlocks the boundless potential of the area’s musical panorama.”
The information arrives only a day after Common Music Group introduced the opening of a brand new Capitol Studios location within theas a part of a , an area music group. The 2 say they are going to work collectively to construct a “Music Metropolis” that may function a regional hub for native and world recording artists and songwriters within the MENA area.
Different music firms have additionally expanded extra into the MENA area within the final yr. In October, Warner Music introduced its funding in HuManagement, a Dubai-based expertise company; Within the final twelve months, Reservoir Media joined with PopArabia to amass Lebanese music firm Voice of Beirut, Egyptian label 100COPIES, and Saudi Arabian label Mashrex; In Could, BMI partnered with Music Nation, a UAE music rights administration group.
Billboard additionally expanded into the area with the launch ofin June. A partnership with media large SRMG, is a region-specific editorial web site, featuing two new world charts to trace the success of music from the MENA area.
Nelson says: “We’re excited to welcome Dounia to the Sony Music Publishing staff. Dounia’s in depth expertise working with native expertise will probably be invaluable as we develop alternatives for brand new and established songwriters and artists throughout the area. There couldn’t be a extra opportune second to launch our enterprise, and we sit up for rising our presence within the MENA area.”