What do I have to do to release a CD, DVD, record,…?

If you want to release a sound carrier (CD, DVD, record, etc.), you must first provide us with an application for reproduction. You can easily do this via eLicensing (FR version - NL version).

After we have processed your application, we will send the ‘permission to press’ both to you and to the presser. However, the permission only becomes final after payment of the invoice.

For a CD:

The collection amounts to 8% on the retail price (excluding VAT), with an absolute minimum of:

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

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

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

For a vinyl record:

The collection amounts to 8% on the retail price of the record (excluding VAT), with an absolute minimum of:

    - € 0.4048 for a 45 rpm + EP

    - € 0.4144 for a 33 rpm LP

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

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 self-release the work, 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).