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Type Private
Founded 2012 (2012)[1]
Headquarters Jounieh, Beirut, Lebanon
Country of origin Lebanon[2]
Area served Middle East (full catalogue)
Worldwide (Arabic songs)
Founder(s) Eddy Maroun
Elie Habib[3]
CEO Eddy Maroun[4]
Industry Music
Services Music streaming
Employees 20 (2013)[5]
Website .com.anghamiwww
Written in PHP
Alexa rank Positive118,526 (2015)[7]
Registration Required
Users 4 million+ (2014)[8]
Available in French English
Launched 5 November 2012[1]
Current status Active
Native client(s) on Windows, Symbian, Windows Phone, Linux, BlackBerry OS, Android, iOS, Chrome OS, OS X and MeeGo.

Anghami is the first legal music streaming platform and digital distribution company in the MENA region launched in November 2012[1] providing unlimited Arabic and International music to stream and download for offline mode. It is designed for the Middle East and North Africa to provide the largest music catalog of licensed content from the major Arabic labels such as Rotana, Melody, Mazzika, Platinum Records and many other indies, in addition of international majors labels such as EMI, Sony, Universal and Warner Music Group. Anghami is one of the largest digital music venture in the Middle-East seed funded by MEVP.[10] The goal of Anghami was to reduce music piracy in the Middle East, citing music piracy rate in that area is very high and should provide this service to serve as an alternative to piracy.[11]

Anghami was founded by Eddy Maroun and Elie Habib in Lebanon,[3] launched initinally as a mobile only app with the slogan "The idea is that everywhere you go, you’ll find your music". One of Anghami's app features is Dolby Pulse encoding, which reduces the file size of the music for faster and reliable streaming methods in the internet where the bandwidth situation is fluctuated.[12]

Shortly after the partnership between Anghami and mobile operators in MENA has been agreed few months after launching,[13] the service experiences rapid growth with 1 million registered users since the launch four months ago.[14] However, the next million was reached in 3 months mainly after partnering with the major media player MBC Group Middle East Broadcasting Center that featured Anghami in one of its most successful TV shows "Arab Idol".[15]

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  10. ^ Anderson, Brooke. November 2012. The Daily Star "Connecting the world though music"
  11. ^ Bissat, Bana. April 29, 2013. YourMiddleEast Anghami mobile app beats music piracy in the Middle East
  12. ^ George, Anil. 12 October 2012. T3 Middle East. "Dolby partners with Lebanon-based music streaming service Anghami"
  13. ^ Aline Mayard, February 12, 2013. Wamda. "Can Anghami Fend Off Deezer's Entrance into the Arab Music Market?"
  14. ^ Rooney, Ben. March 22, 2013. The WallStreet Journal. Beirut Streaming Music Startup Targets Mid East, Africa
  15. ^ July 23, 2013. Zawya. Maroun, Habib: Music streaming business remains a challenge"

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