Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

Abu Dhabi
United Arab Emirates

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PopArabia launches ESMAA, a music rights entity to facilitate licensing in UAE and Gulf

Abu Dhabi-based independent music company PopArabia announces the launch of ESMAA, a new UAE-based music Rights Management Entity (“RME”) to facilitate music licensing in the Gulf region. ESMAA works broadly with both global rights holders and regional businesses to provide Gulf markets with the ability to license music domestically for the first time.

About Us

PopArabia is the leading rights consultancy 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, managers, artists, composers and media creators to provide a one-stop solution for our clients. Our work includes everything from licensing music into all forms of media or investing in and developing regional talent.

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/ATV Music Publishing (including the EMI Music Publishing catalogue), 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 represent the BMG and EMI Play Production Music libraries.

Our regular licensing clients include global film producers and the leading film production companies and advertising agencies in Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Beirut and throughout the MENA region.

PopArabia is a twofour54 portfolio company, the Abu Dhabi freezone that is home to the entertainment and media industry in the Arab world.


Abu Dhabi
Abu Dhabi
United Arab Emirates