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Warner Music launches new Middle East branch

By | Published on Friday 2 February 2018

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Warner Music Group has announced that it is launching a new branch in the Middle East. It’ll be called Warner Music Middle East, which isn’t especially imaginative. Based in Beirut, it’ll cover seventeen territories across the Middle East and North Africa.

The new division will be headed up by Moe Hamzeh, who joins from Beirut-based video streaming platform M.Media. He says: “I’m honoured to be joining Warner at this pivotal moment in the expansion of the market in the Middle East and North Africa. We can now reach and draw in a huge number of fans across the region, enabling us to develop careers for local talent, as well as creating new opportunities for our established artists”.

Chris Ancliff, WMG’s EVP, Eastern Europe, Middle East and Africa, adds: “Moe has invaluable experience working with local and international artists in the Middle East and North Africa. Under his leadership, we plan to pioneer the growth of the music business in some of the world’s most creatively vital and commercially dynamic emerging markets. This launch of a new regional office is part of our commitment to building our local expertise worldwide and delivering maximum global impact for our artists”.

The territories covered by WMME will be: Algeria, Bahrain, Egypt, Iraq, Iran, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Syria, Tunisia, United Arab Emirates and Yemen.



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