Former Warner Music Middle East MD Moe Hamzeh to lead new Arabic, regional music and talent development division at MDLBeast

Mo Hamzeh - MDL Beast

Saudi Arabia-based music company MDLBEAST has appointed Moe Hamzeh as Executive Director of a new division to oversee Arabic and regional GCC Music and Talent.

This division will focus on MENA and Arabic artists across genres through functions such as A&R of talent and artist development while aligning with other MDLBEAST divisions for bookings, record label, publishing, label services, and commercial development.

Hamzeh brings over 25 years of experience in the music and cultural business, multimedia, digital entertainment, and retail across the MENA region.

He is a veteran of artist development and rights management and has an unparalleled passion for music.

“I am excited and honored to be joining the MDLBEAST family, the organization having become a key player in the music industry.”

Mo Hamzeh

Hamzeh said: “I am excited and honored to be joining the MDLBEAST family, the organization having become a key player in the music industry. I’m excited to work with the team to help bring MENA artists to the forefront of the global music scene.

“With our extensive knowledge and experience in artist development, events production, and artists’ services, we’re looking forward to nurturing the next generation of musical talent and creating opportunities for them to achieve their goals.”

Previously, Hamzeh served as the Managing Director of Warner Music Middle East from 2018 to 2022.

Hamzeh, who helped establish Warner Music Middle East in 2018, stepped down as Managing Director after five years, according to a press release issued by Warner Music Group on Monday, October 24. (Ahmed Nureni was named as the new General Manager of Warner Music Middle East).

Hamzeh’s career began in 1998 as a Label Manager with Warner Music’s regional licensee, Music Master. He later founded Temple Entertainment, an independent label and publishing company, before working for Virgin Megastores as a Product Marketing Manager.

In 2008, he joined Melody Music Group as a General Manager, and in 2012, he became the Head of Content for M.Media, a V.O.D platform for Lebanese and regional movies, documentaries, and series, where he was responsible for original productions and licensing.

Founded in 2021, MDLBEAST Records is a division of MDLBEAST LLC, the music entertainment company behind the prominent SOUNDSTORM music festival.Music Business Worldwide