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> For Palestinian musicians and artists Spotify is very important, in my opinion because we are reaching a new audience outside of Palestine.
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He says, Palestinian artists face a lot of restrictions. Some, for example, can't get the right travel documents to perform in another country. But in Spotify he has a much bigger platform. Since the music service launched its Internet streaming service in the Middle East and North Africa last week, his online followers have boomed from a mere 30 to over 6,000.
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>> The band Apo & the Apostles are no strangers to facing challenges to get their music out either. Its members hail from both sides of Israel's separation barrier. They say since Spotify placed more focus on Arabic music their listenership is increasing a thousandfold each month.>>
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We are putting more out and faster. But while artist may be reaching global audiences for Palestinians using music service themselves, there is also challenges. The lack of high speed cellular service in the West Bank in Gaza strip, will limit the app's on the go use but for those grounded by Israeli travel restrictions, it'll give them a chance to discover new music.