Unlicensed Music Rate in the Middle East

An official with Universal Music stated to the press that the music piracy rate in the Middle East was 95 percent. Key areas where piracy takes place is in Saudi Arabia and Egypt.

Worldwide, losses from music piracy causes $12.5 Billion.

Source: Naushad K. Cherrayil,”Piracy is rampant in music industry,” gulfnews, June 29, 2012.