Centrepoint, Anghami Partners to Launch New Talent Sessions in Saudi Arabia
The region’s largest fashion retailer, Centrepoint, has joined forces with Anghami - the leading music streaming platform in the Middle East (exclusively represented by DMS) for a new season of Anghami Sessions. The collaboration will see the retailer supporting the popular concept, with the aim of nurturing musical talent from the region.
Centrepoint’s recently launched brand campaign, Show Yourself, is centred on the belief that fashion can build confidence and reduce self-doubt. The partnership, facilitated by leading media planning agency, Wavemaker Global, is now set to bring this to life - with a series of eight Anghami Sessions beginning in April 2018 for the next 18 months.
In support of up-and-coming artists, the Anghami Sessions powered by Centrepoint will provide musicians with a recording space where they can record live sets whilst also streaming their music for the public to hear. In addition to the sessions, the campaign will incorporate online advertising, social media campaigns and PR. Planned bespoke activity includes a dedicated Show Yourself page on the Anghami website and app with content from the Sessions.
Simon Cooper, Head of Centrepoint, said: “Fostering aspiring talent and helping people achieve their ambitions is a commitment that we feel very strongly about. Our partnership with Anghami, reflects the message behind our Show Yourself campaign, and we are pleased to be able to support them in championing great artistic talents here in the region. We are very much looking forward to a great year of music through Anghami Sessions and hope that our customers will all enjoy it along with us.”
Anghami is known for providing unlimited and personalised Arabic and International music seamlessly on-the-go via mobile as well as web. Through Anghami Sessions, which are produced in the UAE and Lebanon, the streaming service also provides a musical podium for aspiring artists to showcase their talent and reach their 50+ million users across the Middle East and North African region.
Anghami Co-Founder, Eddy Maroun adds: “We are always looking to work with brands with whom we have shared values and have music as a core part of their strategy. With Centrepoint, and especially considering its new Show Yourself brand positioning, we feel we have a perfect fit for Anghami Sessions to reach a new audience of music fans. We are excited to be presenting great music from, local artists and we thank Centrepoint for partnering with us.”
Landmark Group launched the first Centrepoint store in Kuwait in 2005. Since then, the concept has grown to become the largest non-food retailer with an aggregate retail footprint of 5 million square feet across Saudi Arabia, the UAE, Kuwait, Oman, Bahrain, Qatar, Egypt, Lebanon and Jordan.
Each Centrepoint outlet is a large format store retailing four great brands - Babyshop, Shoemart, Splash and Lifestyle. With an extensive collection that comprises high-street fashion clothing, accessories, stylish footwear, beauty and grooming products, baby and child essentials, home decor and everything in between, Centrepoint caters to the needs of the entire family as the ultimate shopping destination.
In a region where music is dominated by piracy, Anghami comes to fill this gap by offering a legal music alternative in an enjoyable way while making sure to implement a model that fairly remunerates artists and labels.
Introducing Anghami: the future of digital music consumption and the first service of its kind in the Middle East & North Africa.
Anghami is the leading Music platform in the Middle East which provides a seamless experience to listen to unlimited music on-the-go on your mobile. With millions of songs to search from, stream, download and share, Anghami makes listening to music enjoyable again.