Although our offices will be closed until 31 August and our employees are working from home, we will continue to advise and assist you. Your royalties will also be paid out as planned.

If you have any questions, please consult our list of FAQs. You did not find the answer to your question? Contact us via our contact form. This way, your question will be treated with priority. Do you still want to reach us by phone? Until August 31st you can reach us every working day between 9.30 am and 1 pm, on 02 286 84 84.

Distributions

Sabam collects royalties from the broadcasting stations, the cable companies, the catering trade, etc. for broadcasts on television, but also for broadcasts via NETFLIX and other video or streaming on demand platforms. Sabam also collects royalties for the duplication of an audiovisual work on DVD.

The collected royalties naturally also have to be distributed.

For broadcasts on television this is done on the basis of the broadcasting lists that we receive from the broadcasting stations and according to the allocation key defined by the authors when declaring their work.

For DVDs the collection of 6.1% on the wholesale price is distributed according to the same allocation key as for an audiovisual work.

When exactly the distributions take place can be seen from the list below.

Information on your rights abroad and the list of countries with which Sabam has concluded reciprocity agreements can be found here.

Overview of reciprocity contracts