I only play music in my business via a streaming service. Do I still have to pay Sabam?

If you have a subscription to a streaming service such as Tunify and DJ-Matic, you pay them for making their repertoire available. No more, no less. If you would only listen to this music in your private life, you would not have to pay any royalties to us.

However, because you play this music in a public place (e.g. in a shop, restaurant, café, cinema or business premises), you also have to pay performing royalties. These royalties must be arranged via Sabam.

Attention: you may not just use any streaming service in a public place. Streaming services such as Spotify, YouTube, Deezer, Simfy and Omnifone are only intended for personal and non-commercial use. This is clearly stated in their general terms and conditions of use.

Click here for a list of streaming services that have an agreement with Sabam and are therefore allowed to provide music to be played in public places.