Hamid El Shaeri makes a comeback after 14 years of hiatus, partners with ArpuPlus for exclusive digital distribution of new music album

  • By ; Nahla Makled

    ArpuPlus, a pioneering provider of value-added mobile and telecommunication services in the Middle East and emerging markets, has announced its partnership with famous musician and singer Hamid El Shaeri for the exclusive digital distribution of his brand-new album ‘Ana Baba.’


    The songs in the new album will be distributed and made available across all applications and digital music portals and platforms, including YouTube, Anghami, Spotify, Deezer, iTunes, Huawei Music ‘Ana Baba’ marks El Shaeri’s return to the music scene after 14 years of hiatus. His last album, ‘Roh El Samara,’ which contained 10 songs, was released in 2006.


    Each single in ‘Ana Baba,’ El Shaeri’s 18th album, will be released using the latest technological innovations one after another, or one song every several days, to help build hype and receive more positive audience response.


    For this latest project, El Shaeri collaborated with popular young poets and established musicians and composers who have been actively part of the music industry in the Arab world. Through a set of carefully selected and composed new songs, he aims to reach out to the youth and reflect the aspirations of his audience in his music in honor of his fans who have waited many years for his comeback.   


    Produced by music production company ‘Camp,’ the album contains many hit songs, including ‘Eallty’; and ‘Ya Dunya,’ a duet with young artist Youssef.


    Medhat Karam, CEO of ArpuPlus, said: “Our timely partnership comes at the most important time when demand for music streaming service is increasing. The latest available apps are among the most convenient and reliable platforms to access songs and distribute music across global music portals and popular digital music stores. Collaborating with Hamid is a major step in our efforts to make more creative music works available to the Arab public. Hamid, who is hugely popular in Egypt and different parts of the world, is one of the leading Arab music composers. He is a famous singer with distinctive voice.


    “Through this newest development, we reaffirm our commitment to providing MuzicUp users with unique experience and easy and direct access to the latest world-class music. We will continue to adopt modern technology and optimize digital music platforms as we seek to reach more music listeners and lovers around the world,” Karam added.


    ArpuPlus is the largest provider of diversified digital content in the Middle East and North Africa region. It boasts of strategic partnerships with more than 40 regional and international mobile operators, including Orange, Vodafone, Ooredoo, Viva, Du, Djezzy and Etisalat -- enabling it to distribute at least 450,000 music creations. ArpuPlus’ digital platform, MuzicUp, currently hosts 384 providers and 5,765 artists, as well as streams songs from 37,057 albums. Users download more than 5 million content from the platform yearly.

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