Music Biz Member EMPIRE Opens West Asia & North Africa Division

EMPIRE has announced the expansion of its independent label services, publishing and distribution businesses into a new territory: North Africa and West Asia. To lead operations in the region, the company has hired Suhel Nafar as its new VP of Strategy & Market Development. Nafar previously served as Global Lead of Arab Music & Culture for Spotify, who helped the country launch in and specifically program content for the region, including more than 120 curated playlists tailor-made for the region.

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