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What conditions must I meet to become a member of Sabam?

This depends on the discipline(s) in which you are active: 


  • You must register at least 5 musical works;
  • or one or more works with a total duration of at least 15 minutes.

Audiovisual works:

  • You must register the screenplay of a film or another audiovisual work that you have created;
  • or provide us with the recording of or link to an audiovisual work;
  • or a copy of a production contract.


  • You must register a novel or a published collection of at least 15 poems;
  • or 5 lecture texts with a total duration of at least 30 minutes;
  • or 5 short stories or short stories counting at least 15 pages in total.

Visual arts:

  • You must provide us with an art curriculum that is as complete as possible:
  • with at least 5 photographs, copies or prints of your works;
  • with a number of references to exhibitions (only for works of plastic art) or exhibition projects, commissions you have performed, press articles in which you are mentioned, catalogues, magazines or newspapers in which your works were published or any prizes or recognitions you have obtained.  

Theatre & dance:

  • You must register a copy of your written work;
  • or dramatic works with a duration of at least 15 minutes.