From 1 January 2020, commercial businesses, catering companies and event organisers will be able to settle both the copyright royalties and the fair remuneration via the single music platform Unisono. The collective management organisations PlayRight, Sabam and SIMIM have joined forces for this purpose. The aim of this joint investment is to simplify administration, increase transparency and provide a more efficient service.
Music, everyone's business
The enormous economic and social added value of music is indisputable. A study by Profacts in collaboration with Ghent University on the value of music, for example, shows that music benefits our well-being. It influences the well-being of customers in their purchases and increases the productivity of staff. Businesses that play music therefore benefit from this.
Sabam is the Belgian association for authors, composers and publishers. It manages the rights of more than 43,000 members in 5 domains: music, film & television, theatre & dance, visual arts and literature. In 2020, Sabam distributed more than € 112 million in copyright royalties. In addition, it supported more than 700 local cultural initiatives that same year, through Sabam for Culture. More than 200 employees in Brussels are working every day to defend the rights of authors. In 2022, Sabam will celebrate its 100th anniversary.
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