BMI is developing a “performing rights infrastructure” in the UAE with Music Nation

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BMI is working with Music Nation to develop a “world-class performing rights infrastructure” in the United Arab Emirates.

Music Nation, a UAE-based music rights management organization, has partnered with BMI, a global leader in performing rights management, to build a world-class music licensing and royalty distribution infrastructure based in the UAE.

This endeavor aims to protect the rights of music creators and compensate them for the public performance of their works, while helping to develop and nurture the next generation of songwriters and composers in the region.

The companies are to begin building and implementing new infrastructure and begin the licensing process in the United Arab Emirates, with offices in Dubai and Abu Dhabi.

The new partnership between Music Nation and BMI is part of a larger initiative to create a thriving music ecosystem in the UAE to spur the region’s music industry. This initiative provides a crucial basis to show that writing and composing music can be a rewarding career and that local and international music creators and publishers are compensated for the exploitation of their works.

“Through recent legislation, the UAE leadership has done so paved the way for creatives who want to build a rewarding career in the music industry. Building a state-of-the-art music licensing infrastructure is critical to realizing the country’s vision and our initiative to boost the UAE’s music economy,” said Rasha Khalifa Al Mubarak, Chair of Music Nation.

“We are delighted to partner with BMI for their world-class management team and decades of experience in the field, which will ensure the sustainability of music creators’ work, attract new talent to the UAE and ultimately launch and nurture careers for many people, a local and regional community full of potential.”

“The foundation of a thriving music industry is doing the right thing for creators, providing them with the education and support they need to succeed, and making sure they get paid for their work. This is at the core of BMI’s mission and aligns with the vision of Music Nation and the UAE,” added Mike O’Neill, President and CEO of BMI.

“We were honored when Music Nation first approached us and are thrilled to be working with them to support their mission to create the best possible music licensing and talent development infrastructure in the region.”