Music by Elissa, Amr Diab and other Arab stars on TikTok after Rotana deal

TikTok fans can now create viral videos with the soundtrack of the Arab world’s biggest pop stars.

As part of a new licensing deal between the social media platform and major label Rotana Music Group, TikTok users will be able to access Saudi-owned music featuring hits by regional superstars such as Elissa, Amir Diab, Naiwah Karam and Mohammed Abdo. You can now access the company’s extensive truck catalog. .

These tracks were previously unavailable and unauthorized uploads were swiftly removed from the platform.

Salem Al Hendi, chief executive of Rotana Music Group, said the move would reveal to the world the vibrant music scene in the Middle East and North Africa.

“We at Rotana are very excited about this licensing deal as it will help Arab music penetrate the Mena music industry and the younger community,” he said.

“Mena’s creative culture is extremely vibrant and diverse and this deal will enhance the exchange of musical content while promoting and supporting local artists on a proven leading platform for short video.”

Hair Nair, head of music for the Middle East at TikTok, said the deal will increase the diversity of the music catalog for content creators to choose from.

“As TikTok continues to grow in the Middle East and North Africa and become a cultural force in the region, we are delighted to bring the largest independent catalog to our platform,” he said.

“TikTok is committed to licensing and ensuring a wide variety of sounds in our library for our global community to enjoy.”

What songs are you releasing now?

Founded in 1993, Rotana Music Group is one of the largest record labels in the Arab world, signing over 100 artists in genres ranging from pop and classical Arabic music to the spiritual sounds of Nasheed. I’m here.

The deal will allow TikTok users to choose from a cornucopia of hit songs.

The large trucks currently accessible include Mohammed Ramadan’s coronavirus When Dosha, Tamer Hosny Mabatarnash IsusAsala’s Galvan When Columns Maron Abou Leshek.

Diab fans can also upload some of the Egyptian superstar’s early hits recorded exclusively for Rotana, including 2009’s. time and in 2013 El Leila.

Those looking to create wholesome, Ramadan-inspired content can dive into the leading Nasheed track by Kuwaiti singer Mashary Rashed El Afasi.

For those looking for new sounds from this label, Iraqi singer Majid Al-Mohandis (Basrawi Taragana), the Lebanese fare column (Hallelujah Oh Deni) and Saudi Arabian singer Naseer Naif (Wesa Yani), all released this week.

Updated: Jan 12, 2023, 2:00 PM

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