It is becoming ever easier to share and reproduce large files online. In fact it is so easy that you can quickly lose sight of the fact that some of these works are protected by copyright, and that you therefore have to satisfy the same conditions for the use of these works online as if you were organising, for example, a party. You therefore need a licence here again.
You can make your application via e-Licensing.
An overview of the various forms of use for online music can be found here.
Click here for more information about our general conditions.
Music in an audiovisual production
Are you planning to place an advertising spot, a company film or other commercial audiovisual work on your website? Then remember that you first have to clarify the synchronisation royalties (in order to be able to use music works in your film) and then also the performance royalties. Further information on the synchronisation and performance royalties can be found here.
Streaming is the term used for listening to music on a website without being able to download the music. This can be the background music to customise your website or the offering of music that the visitor can listen to on demand. The tariff for this can be found here.
Attention: If you use a maximum of 15 minutes' background music on a website for professional purposes or as part of an association, then the Unisono tariff applies. Furthermore, if you use films on your website that include music, then the normal streaming tariff applies again.
If you offer music works that the visitors to your website can download, then this is the applicable tariff.
You need a licence if you wish to offer ringtones on your website. The appropriate tariff can be found here.
Non-exhaustive list of online music services that have entered into an agreement with Sabam
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