PopArabia is the leading music publisher and independent music company in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA). As an integrated and multi-faceted 21st century music company we both connect people in the Middle East to the music they want access to and connect international music stakeholders to opportunities in the Arab world.
Based out of bustling Abu Dhabi, the capital of the United Arab Emirates – we work directly with rights holders and music users to provide a one-stop solution for our clients.
Whether it is consulting for digital services seeking to simplify the complexity of licensing or acting as music supervisors on film projects, our expertise in music licensing and creative supervision is unparalleled regionally.
PopArabia represents the leading music publishing catalogues in the world including Sony Music Publishing, BMG Rights Management, Concord Music, Peermusic, Downtown Music Publishing, Kobalt Music Publishing, Round Hill Music, Atlas Music Publishing and others in the MENA region. We also license our native PopArabia Production Music Library, providing access to low cost Arabic production music available for film productions.
PopArabia is a twofour54 portfolio company, the Abu Dhabi freezone that is home to the entertainment and media industry in the Arab world and in 2020 announced a joint venture and partnership with New York based independent music company, Reservoir to sign and develop Arab artists.
With a long-standing reputation for advocating for music rights in the region, PopArabia announced the launch of a new subsidiary, ESMAA, the first rights management entity for music in the Gulf territories.