The world’s largest music streaming service is finally here, Spotify has launched its streaming app in the MENA region which includes Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Egypt, and Morocco. However, the app is yet to be launched in Libya, Iraq, Syria and Yemen.
Spotify has been in the news all week with the launch of its first app for the Apple Watch and its partnership with SoundGirls to launch an EQL directory that boosts diversity across the music industry.
Claudius Boller, ex-Universal Music Group has been named Spotify’s managing director for the Middle East and Africa. Boller told Reuters Saudi Arabia, the UAE, Egypt, and Morocco were expected to drive regional growth.
Founded in 2008, Spotify has established itself as a music streaming juggernaut with over 4000 employees across 65 countries, The app has also launched a range of new playlists for the MENA region including the Arab hub collection which comes out today.
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