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Spotify rival Anghami is launching music venues in major cities

Anghami Labs will be built in Dubai, London, L.A. and more

  • Safi Bugel
  • 6 August 2021
Spotify rival Anghami is launching music venues in major cities

Prominent Middle East and North Africa-focused music streaming company Anghami has announced plans to launch a string of venues across the world.

Named the Anghami Lab, the hybrid entertainment venue will be built in major cities within the Middle East, North Africa and beyond. Spots include Riyadh, Cairo, Beirut, London, New York and Los Angeles.

Launched in collaboration with hospitality group Addmind, the concept aims to bring together music creation and listening with dining.

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The first venue will open in Dubai early next year.

Anghami has said that the new concept will be “the first to combine both online and offline worlds, bridging digital and traditional entertainment.”

According to the company, each venue will feature a Lounge, Stage and Studio where artists can experiment by “co-creating music inspired by both Arabic and international cultures to be performed in the venue.”

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Said music will then be made available on Anghami exclusively.

Food served at the Anghami Lab will be “a fusion of Arabic and International recipes, embodying the essence of Anghami.”

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The streaming service is available in English, Arabic and French and currently has 70 million users.

Users of the app have access to a catalogue of more than 57 million songs, including content from Arab labels and distributors as well as music from international labels such as Sony and Universal.

Safi Bugel is Mixmag's Digital Intern, follow her on Twitter

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