Swedish audio streaming company Spotify expands to Iraq, Libya

Swedish and global audio streaming and media company Spotify has expanded its services to Libya and Iraq as it deepens footprint in the Middle East and North Africa region (MENA).

“Since the end of 2018, Spotify has already had a warm welcome in the region, and expanding our presence to Iraq and Libya will help us further support local artists and foster the local music scene,” said Claudius Boller, managing director of Spotify MENA.


Listeners of the two countries will now have access to Spotify’s free and premium services, while local artists in these countries will have the same opportunities as creators in other markets, with the tools to gain more audience insights and propel their careers locally and internationally, Arab News reports.

The company first entered the MENA market in 2018 and has been present in UAE, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Bahrain, Algeria, Morocco, Tunisia, Jordan, Lebanon, Palestine, and Egypt.

The entertainment company is aiming at reaching more than 80 new markets around the globe this year. “Building off the momentum from our expansion around the world in February of 2021, we’re excited to continue reaching new listeners and creators, regardless of where they live,” added Boller.

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