|Type of business||Private|
|Available in||Arabic, English, French|
|Country of origin||Lebanon|
|Alexa rank||13,753 (2018[update])|
|Users||55 million+ (2018)|
|Launched||5 November 2012|
|Native client(s) on||Windows, Symbian, Windows Phone, Linux, BlackBerry OS, Android, iOS, Chrome OS, OS X and MeeGo.|
Anghami (Lebanese Arabic:أنغامي [ʔanˈɣaːmi]) is the first legal music streaming platform and digital distribution company in the Arab World. It launched in November 2012, 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 independent labels, in addition to international majors labels such as EMI, Sony, Universal and Warner Music Group. Anghami is one of the largest digital music ventures in the Middle East, seed funded by MEVP.[clarification needed] The goal of Anghami was to reduce music piracy in the Middle East, as the music piracy rate in that area is very high. The service was meant to serve as an alternative to piracy.
Anghami was founded by Eddy Maroun and Elie Habib in Lebanon, launched initially 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 streamed music for faster and reliable online streaming when the internet bandwidth is fluctuating. Anghami has more than 20 telecom partners.
Shortly after the partnership between Anghami and mobile operators in MENA has been agreed few months after launching, the service experienced rapid growth with 1 million registered users four months after the launch. However, the next million was reached in three 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". In 2013, Anghami partnered with Facebook.
The company claimed revenues exceeded $10m in 2016.
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