Middle East regional music industry to launch Arabian Music Academy
The International Federation of the Phonographic Industry (IFPI), Middle East North Africa Committee has announced the launch of the Arabian Music Academy (AMA).
The AMA is a regional membership driven initiative, endorsed by Dubai Media City (DMC) and the government in Dubai to promote and enhance creativity in Arabian music across the Middle East and North Africa.
The AMA will operate under the guidance of the IFPI, with headquarters in Dubai and regional offices in Beirut and Cairo. The institution will conduct several key activities and programs to recognize the accomplishments of Arab artists who have made exceptional contributions to music in the Arab world.
The AMA will also lead campaigns on critical issues affecting the Arab music community and consumers, such as labeling, legislation, protection of intellectual property rights (IPR), home taping, piracy, archive and preservation issues, artistic exchange programs and censorship concerns.
IFPI, which leads the fight against music piracy globally, is the organization representing the international recording industry. It has a membership of over 1,500 record producers and distributors in 76 countries. It also has national groups in 46 countries. IFPI's international Secretariat is based in London and is linked to regional offices in Brussels, Hong Kong, Miami and Moscow. — (menareport.com)
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