You will find two lines on your invoice:
- ‘Copyright royalties’, for which Sabam applies the following system:
- A 25% discount on the annual rate if you were closed for 6 consecutive months.
- A 50% discount on the annual rate if you were closed for 9 consecutive months.
- ‘Fair Remuneration’: if your business was closed for more than 3 consecutive months, you will be entitled to the rate for a seasonal operation. How much is this? Divide your annual rate by 10 and multiply that number by the number of full calendar months of operation. More information.
The amount of your invoice is thus not calculated on a pro rata basis according to the months of music use.
To support the sectors affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, Sabam has also decided to offer a solidarity contribution equal to 1 month of copyright royalties less on the invoice. This contribution is financed entirely from royalties normally accruing to authors, composers and publishers.