It is becoming ever easier to share and reproduce large files online. In fact it is so easy that you can quickly lose sight of the fact that some of these works are protected by copyright, and that you therefore have to satisfy the same conditions for the use of these works online as if you were organising, for example, a party. You therefore need a licence here again.

You can make your application via e-Licensing.


Request a licence online for the work you want to use

An overview of the various forms of use for online music can be found here.

Click here for more information about our general conditions.


Music in an audiovisual production

Are you planning to place an advertising spot, a company film or other commercial audiovisual work on your website? Then remember that you first have to clarify the synchronisation royalties (in order to be able to use music works in your film) and then also the performance royalties. Further information on the synchronisation and performance royalties can be found here.


Music streaming

Streaming is the term used for listening to music on a website without being able to download the music. This can be the background music to customise your website or the offering of music that the visitor can listen to on demand. The tariff for this can be found here.

Attention: If you use a maximum of 15 minutes' background music on a website for professional purposes or as part of an association, then the Unisono tariff applies. Furthermore, if you use films on your website that include music, then the normal streaming tariff applies again.


Music downloads

If you offer music works that the visitors to your website can download, then this is the applicable tariff.



You need a licence if you wish to offer ringtones on your website. The appropriate tariff can be found here.


Non-exhaustive list of online music services that have entered into an agreement with Sabam

Name music provider Download or streaming? Territory covered by Sabam licence Licence with Sabam since
7 Digital Download Belgium 2007
7 Digital Download Multi-territory 2017
7 Digital Streaming Multi-territory 2016
Amazon Streaming Multi-territory 2018
Beatport Download Belgium 2005
Beatport Download Multi-territory 2017
Deezer Streaming Belgium 2011-2014
Deezer Streaming Multi-territory 2015
eMusic Download Belgium 2012
Facebook Streaming Multi-territory 2018
Google Play Download Multi-territory 2013
Google Play Streaming Multi-territory 2013
Instagram Streaming Multi-territory 2018
iTunes Download Belgium 2007
iTunes Download Multi-territory 2016
iTunes Streaming Belgium 2011
iTunes Streaming Multi-territory 2016
MelodyVR Download Multi-territory 2017
MelodyVR Streaming Multi-territory 2017
Mixcloud Streaming Belgium 2012
Outhere Streaming Belgium 2016
Qobuz Download Belgium 2011
Qobuz Download Multi-territory 2016
Qobuz Streaming Belgium 2011
Qobuz Streaming Multi-territory 2016
Recisio Download Multi-territory 2012
Recisio Streaming Multi-territory 2012
Singstore Download Belgium 2007
Soundcloud Streaming Multi-territory 2016
Spotify Streaming Belgium 2011
Spotify Streaming Multi-territory 07/2017
Tidal Streaming Multi-territory 2012
TikTok Streaming Multi-territory 2014
YouTube Streaming Belgium 2011-2013
YouTube Streaming Multi-territory 2014