Our mission is to bridge barriers of faith and geography to unite people committed to fostering constructive discourse in the region through music. The core of the project manifested from our desire to promote bands and musicians that would otherwise never be given a second glance in the international scene. We feel that is because most people would never think to look to regions like the Middle East and North Africa for highly thought provoking music. The need to change that is our driving force.
We believe music can change the world and that the musicians of the Middle East and North Africa will lead the way.
Founded in 2010 in Bahrain, the site has expanded to serve as a primary resource for discovering up and coming Middle Eastern talents.
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" Both the website and iOS apps are beautifully designed, and offer the Middle East’s socially conscious musicians a unique opportunity to reach an international audience. The variety of music available on the site is impressive, and is the ultimate tool for anyone who wants to find out a little bit more about the best in indie music coming out of the Middle East. "The Next Web
If you want to know what the anthem of change will be, check out mideastunes.com, where the region's revolutionary playlist is ready for download. This is no sugarcoated pop site. The music is about social change.TIME
Mideast Tunes, which launched in March of 2010, is a regional website that enables users to discover and listen to the musical projects of independent and aspiring musicians from the MENA region, focusing particularly on those who haven’t had a chance yet to launch their musical careers.ArabNet
The platform (available for both iOS and Android) allows users to stream music from across the MENA region for free, with no ads.The National
The site is a platform for the region's alternative musicians, from hip hop and trance artists to metal and alt-rock groups.CNN
The site has doubled in size over the past year, on a beautiful site that offers flawless streaming, even in Lebanon.Wamda
Middle Eastern music site helps fuel change in the region.ReadWrite
An online music site with a message.NPR