WHO ARE WE?
SABAM is the Belgian Association of Authors, Composers and Publishers.
Its goal is the collection and distribution, administration and management (in the broadest sense of the word) of all authors' rights in Belgium and in the other countries where reciprocity agreements have been concluded (with our sister associations, i.e. with the other collective management organisations worldwide).
The private company SABAM is a collective management organisation that has adopted the legal form of a limited liability cooperative company (in Belgium: CVBA). It is therefore not a ministry or semi-governmental organisation.
The company that was founded in 1922 at the initiative of a number of authors today represents thousands of authors from all disciplines. SABAM is frequently associated only with music, but prides itself in it multidisciplinary character. It represents composers, text writers, producers, playwrights, choreographers, directors, scriptwriters, dialogue writers, radio makers, subtitle authors, translators, novelists, poets, cartoonists, illustrators, journalists, sculptors, painters, video filmers, photographers, graphic artists, etc.
This multidisciplinarity makes our association virtually unique worldwide.