Fairuz Songs - Complete List
Item #: 02CC1000466
Oum Kalthoum Songs - Complete List
Artist: Oum Kalthoum
Item #: 02CC1000206
Abdel Halim Hafez Songs - Complete List
Artist: Abdel Halim Hafez
Item #: 02CC1000019
Warda Songs - Complete List
Item #: 02CC1000325
MAQAM®, a 3B Media Inc. Company, is a US based company specializing in the music, films, and instruments of the Middle East, North Africa, Mediterranean, and India.
Our online retail division, www.MAQAM.com, carries thousands of authentic and original titles, most of which are imports. Our goal is to provide access to original, high quality products from the countries of the Middle East; thus, our online-only store offers very low prices on purchases of imports.
Our online digital division, www.MAQAMMP3.com, carries thousands of songs, available at true CD quality, DRM-free (Digital Rights Management), studio-mastered, and digitized to maintain both the original uniqueness of the recording as well as the highest sound quality possible. Our MP3 songs are compatible with any MP3 player, phone, media player or other device. MAQAM® MP3 sets music lovers FREE!
The MAQAM® offices and global fulfillment center are located in Chicago.
Please note the global fulfillment center is not open to the public. Being exclusively online, with no showrooms or retail stores, allows us to keep prices low and provide the widest possible access to our customers worldwide.
To purchase physical products (CDs, DVDs, instruments, etc.) you may do so directly at www.MAQAM.com. To purchase digital products (albums and MP3 songs) you may do so directly at www.MAQAMMP3.com. Physical and digital products cannot be purchased in the same shopping cart.
The songs on MAQAM® MP3 are studio-mastered and encoded using a constant bit rate of at least 320 KB for the highest sound quality possible. This allows us to preserve the original sound quality while providing the highest standard in digital music.
Most commercial digital music services use computer encoding that eliminates pieces of the music that the software decides are not important in favor of pre-determined smaller file sizes. For example, the software may determine that the violin track layer of the song is unimportant and thus remove it. Other services use variable encoding in which, again, software decides which pieces of the music are important and which are not (based on programmed specifications) to provide songs with a pre-determined file size. For example, the software may determine that the beginning of the song is more "important" and thus keep more of the sound layers at the start and sacrifice the sound layers in the middle or at the end of the song. In both cases, the end result is nothing like the original music or what the artists intended when recording their songs.
MAQAM® MP3 songs are studio-mastered and encoded using a constant bit rate, meaning the songs you buy retain all of their original components (all instruments, arrangements, vocals, etc.) and are exactly how the music was originally recorded. This does mean that the songs do not adhere to a pre-determined file size and are in general larger files; however our goal is to preserve and provide the original music, not a computer-generated facsimile.
Please keep in mind that many of our recordings are historical records and may have what today might be termed as minor sound "imperfections". However, these variations are part of the history of the music and the golden era of achievements in art, music, and performance. Arabic and Middle Eastern music is our culture, our history, and our heritage so preserving the music and providing it to music lovers worldwide at the highest quality possible is both a mission and a duty.
MP3 Size & Download
To provide the music in the highest quality possible, the file sizes are larger than a typical commercial music download service. The average five (5) minute song is 10-12 MB and using a high speed internet connection (such as cable modem or a typical broadband connection) can be downloaded in approximately 30-45 seconds. Using a low speed internet connection, the same download may take up to twenty to thirty (20-30) minutes.
Many classic songs are much longer and thus require longer download times as well as larger storage space on your computer or portable device. The average forty-five (45) minute classic song (such as an Oum Kalthoum song) is 90-100 MB and using a high speed internet connection (such as cable modem or a typical broadband connection) can be downloaded in approximately four (4) minutes.
We do not recommend using MAQAM® MP3 if you are using a low speed, dial-up internet service.
Once a song download has been completed, it may not be downloaded again. If you experience an issue during download, you will have one (1) more opportunity to complete the download within twenty-four (24) hours.
MAQAM® MP3 is compatible with any computer, any operating system, and any Web browser capable of downloading files from the internet. We always recommend, for security and the best possible experience, to upgrade your browser to the latest version (for example IE 8, Firefox 3.5.2, or Chrome 2.0) and ensure that your computer has the latest Adobe Flash player (available free here) and Adobe Reader (available free here).
Please help us protect your favorite artists' work by not participating in unauthorized and unlawful duplication of copyrighted materials. Remember that uploading music, videos, images, and other materials to web sites, message boards, social networking sites, peer-to-peer networks, and otherwise sharing music or videos publicly is a violation of applicable laws, and harms the artists' protection of their materials.
Show that you not only love the artist, but also respect their work. Together we can make a difference.
One world. One music. MAQAM®.
To find a complete listing of all the artists currently in our catalog, click on "Artists" in the top navigation bar to see an alphabetical list of all artists, or click on "Country" for a list by Country. To find all tracks by a specific artist (including any songs or tracks on compilations), type the name of the artist (exactly as it is typed in the alphabetical order list) in the Search box on the right side of every page.
If the artist you are looking for is not in our alphabetic list or if you are looking for a song with a certain word in the title, search on that artist name/word. For example, if you search on the word FAIRUZ (type the word into the search box on the right side of each page), you will get all the items whose artist name includes Fairuz and also all the items that have Fairuz in the track name and/or description.
A credit card Identification Number is an added safeguard for your credit card purchases. Depending on the type of credit card you use, it is the 3- or 4-digit number printed on the back or front of your credit card. For credit card purchases from MAQAM®, the Identification Number is required information.
Downloads can not be returned, exchanged, or canceled for any reasons whatsoever. If you need assistance with a download, please see the DOWNLOAD INSTRUCTIONS section.
All transactions on www.MAQAM.com and www.MAQAMMP3.com are guaranteed to be secure. We use the industry standard encryption protocol known as Secure Socket Layer (SSL) to keep your order information secure.
We have established a Secure Shopping Guarantee for every transaction that you make with both www.MAQAM.com and www.MAQAMMP3.com. Should any unauthorized charges appear on your credit card as a result of shopping with MAQAM®, you must notify your credit card provider in accordance with its reporting rules and procedures.
We will cover the liability of purchases made through this web site only if the unauthorized use of your credit card resulted through no fault of your own. If your bank holds you responsible for fraudulent charges, we will cover your liability up to $50.00.
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All MAQAM® Club emails are CAN SPAM compliant and you may unsubscribe at any time by clicking on the appropriate link at the bottom of the email newsletter.
We never share our customers' information with any other party. Unlike many other sites, we don't sell or share our customer information with concert promoters, event planners, marketing companies, etc.