About us

ESMAA has a simple mission: to ensure music creators and rights owners are paid fairly for the use of their music in the Gulf, and to facilitate music licensing for those in the region using music. 


Launched in 2020, ESMAA is a music rights management entity. ESMAA works with global rights organizations, music publishers, songwriters, labels and artists to fulfill this objective in the UAE and Gulf region. We are also a ‘friend and supporter’ of the IMPF (Independent Music Publishers Forum)

ESMAA is a fully owned subsidiary of PopArabia, the leading independent music company in the Middle East. PopArabia and ESMAA are both portfolio investments of twofour54, the Abu Dhabi Media Zone and home to the Middle East’s entertainment industry.


ESMAA is based in Abu Dhabi, the capital of the United Arab Emirates. ESMAA works with music publishers, composers, record labels, performers and PRO’s (performing rights organizations) from around the globe in the Gulf region.

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twofour54, Yas Creative Hub

Yas Island, Office #119, Podium Level 1

P.O. Box 769891

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates