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Spotify to expand in MENA regions

May 22, 2018 POSTED IN BusinessDesignTech BY blogger
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Spotify, the Swedish entertainment company for music, podcasts and video streaming services is soon to launch in Dubai. Although no time frame was given, the Stockholm-based service has indicated its interest in the region’s robust music-streaming mark. 

Sources claim that they have already leased out office space in Dubai. And the career page on their website also has openings for two positions now that is Senior Editor for Middle East and Africa and Technical Account Manager for Middle East and North Africa located in Dubai. The company, which has more than 170 million users, will compete with other music streaming services in the Middle East and North Africa. Currently, the most popular music streaming app in MENA is . The Beirut-based startup has over 40 million listeners all around the region. Anghami has license agreements with all the major Arabic record labels including Rotana, Melody, Mazzika, Platinum Records, and many others. Their app also features music from international labels like Universal, Sony, EMI, Warner. Apart from them they would also have to compete with other companies Apple Music and SoundCloud.

Spotify is now available in most of Europe, most of the Americas, Australia, New Zealand, and parts of Asia. With the premium subscription you can listen to the entire 35 million song catalogue and download any songs and tunes for offline listening. Spotify’s free service are great to use as well as you can stream music online, there are still plenty of reasons to pay for its Premium offering. If you want to get rid of ads, listen to any song on-demand, or download your tunes for offline listening.