BMI is Developing a ‘Performing Rights Infrastructure’ in UAE with Music Nation

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BMI partners 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 establish a world-class music licensing and royalty distribution infrastructure based in the United Arab Emirates. 

This endeavor aims to protect the rights of music creators and compensate them for the public performances of their work while also 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 initiating the process of licensing in the UAE, 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 within the UAE to elevate the region’s music industry. This initiative provides a crucial foundation in demonstrating that writing and composing music can be a viable career and that music creators and publishers, local and international, will be compensated for the use of their work.

“Through recent legislation, the UAE’s leadership has paved the way for creatives to build rewarding careers in music. Building a state-of-the-art music licensing infrastructure is critical to delivering on the nation’s vision and our initiative to ignite the UAE’s music economy,” says Rasha Khalifa Al Mubarak, Chairwoman of Music Nation. 

“We are excited to partner with BMI for their world-class management team and many decades of experience in this area, which will ensure the sustainability of music creators’ work, attract new talent to the UAE, and ultimately launch and elevate careers for a local and regional community filled with so much potential.”

“The foundation of a thriving music industry is doing right by creators, providing them with the education and support to succeed and ensuring that they are paid for their work. This is at the heart of BMI’s mission and aligns with the vision of Music Nation and the UAE,” adds Mike O’Neill, President and CEO of BMI. 

“We were honored when Music Nation first approached us and are thrilled that we are now partnering with them to help support their mission of creating the best possible infrastructure for music licensing and talent development within the region.”