According to the Belgian Copyright Act, every artist is entitled to financial compensation if his or her work is used in public.
Do you perform frequently? Are your works often streamed, played on radio, TV,…? Then it is quite complicated to follow up on this yourself. In that case, it becomes useful to become a member of a copyright management organisation like Sabam.
If this is not the case, it’s best to wait a bit before joining Sabam.
If you are a performing artist (singer, musician,…) and you don’t write your own work, there is no point in becoming a member of Sabam. However it might be useful to become a member of Playright, the organisation managing the neighbouring or related rights.