(Arabic) أنغامي
Type of business Private
Available in
Founded 2012 (2012)[2]
Headquarters Jounieh, Beirut, Lebanon
Country of origin Lebanon Lebanon[3]
Area served Middle East and North Africa (full catalogue)
Worldwide (Arabic songs)
Founder(s) Eddy Maroun
Elie Habib[4]
CEO Eddy Maroun[5]
Industry Music
Services Music streaming
Employees 20 (2013)[6]
Alexa rank Positive118,526 (2015)[7]
Registration Required
Users 4 million+ (2014)[8]
Launched 5 November 2012[2]
Current status Active
Native client(s) on Windows, Symbian, Windows Phone, Linux, BlackBerry OS, Android, iOS, Chrome OS, OS X and MeeGo.
Written in PHP

Anghami is the first legal music streaming platform and digital distribution company in the MENA region launched in November 2012[2] 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 to 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,[4] 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 experienced rapid growth with 1 million registered users four months after the launch.[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]

See also


  1. {{cite web = French |url = |title =Change your language |accessdate =2015-08-03 |publisher =Anghami}}
  2. 1 2 3 "Lebanon's Anghami Launches the First Music Streaming Platform for the Middle East". Curley, Nina. 5 November 2012. Wamda.
  3. "CrunchBase: Anghami". TechCrunch. Retrieved 2015-08-03.
  4. 1 2 "Anghami: The journey of launching an unlimited music streaming service in the Middle East". The Next Web. Retrieved 2015-08-03.
  5. "Company Overview of Anghami". Bloomberg Business. Retrieved 2015-08-03.
  6. "Anghami: Moving through the entrepreneurship ecosystem". Executive Magazine. Retrieved 2015-08-03.
  7. " – Traffic Details from Alexa". Alexa Internet, Inc. Retrieved 11 April 2015.
  8. "Anghami Music Streaming Service Starts Accepting Bitcoin". UBM plc. Retrieved 2015-08-03.
  9. "Site Info -". w3techs. Retrieved 2015-08-03.
  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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