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Reservoir invests in MENA via PopArabia partnership, headed by Spek

Fast growing rights company Reservoir has inked a fresh partnership with PopArabia - the music publisher and music rights consultancy in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region.

The venture will see Spek returning to his post as President of PopArabia and leading Reservoir's international and emerging markets strategy, including the signing and development of local talent and export of Arabic and international music around the world, through this new joint venture and role.

PopArabia licenses 'Go Your Own Way' to Etihad on behalf of our client, Kobalt

The "Drake" Effect: Thoughts From A&R Exec, Songwriter Spek (PopArabia's Founder)

Spek reflects on how the ways in which consumers listen to music and engage with artists has fundamentally changed with more control now in the hands of the artist, something he refers to as the 'Drake effect'.

PopArabia named one of Forbes Middle East's 2016 Top 50 UAE Start Ups to Watch!






MIDEM MAYHEM - PopArabia in Musicweek

Cannes 13 June 2016 - Imagem and Fuga held well-attended parties at MIDEM in Cannes for music industry executives last weekend. Pictured are Kim Frankiewicz (MD Imagem Music), Yassine Watson-Bedaisi (MD PopArabia) and Matthew Daniel (R2G China).






PopArabia on CNN: Paving the way for future talent straight out of Abu Dhabi.


12th October 2015 - PopArabia is featured in a TV commercial for CNN. The TVC is part of the 'Embracing Entrepreneurship' campaign for Abu Dhabi's twofour54.