I want to release a CD or USB key. What should I do and how much does it cost?

If you want to release a sound carrier (CD, DVD, etc.), you must first and foremost send us a reproduction application. You can easily do this via eLicensing (FR version - NL version).

After we have processed your application, you will receive an invoice from us for the use of Sabam’s (inter)national repertoire and a conditional permission. This permission will also be sent directly to the presser of your production. Attention: the permission is only valid once you have paid your invoice.

How much does it cost?

For a CD, the rate amounts to 8% of the retail price (excluding VAT), with an absolute minimum of:

    - € 0.2576 for a single (2 works / max. 10 min.)

    - € 0.3968 for a maxi single (4 works / max. 20 min.)

    - € 0.8312 for an album (18 works / max. 80 min.)

The rate is per copy and is increased by 6% VAT.

For USB keys, the rate is € 0.036 per title, with an absolute minimum of € 250 per application.

For your information:
Under ‘label’ you fill in the name of the music label. If you release the work yourself, you can choose any name you want. As far as Sabam is concerned, your label name has then been created and no further formalities need to be completed.
Under ‘catalogue number’ you enter the catalogue number of the release. A catalogue number is always ascending. If you release the work yourself, please use an abbreviation of the label name and the numbers 01 for your first release.
Under ‘graphic reproduction’, please only tick ‘yes’ if you are using protected images on the cover of the work.

Be sure to take a look at our brochure for music on a sound carrier (FR - NL).