It is becoming ever easier to share and reproduce large files online.
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 meet the same conditions for the use of these works online as if you were organising a party for instance. You therefore need a licence here again.
You can make your application via MyUnisono.
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? If so, please remember that you first have to settle the synchronisation fees (in order to be able to use music works in your film) and then also performance fees. Further information on synchronisation and performance fees 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.
Please note: if you use background music (with a maximum limit of 15 minutes) on a website for professional purposes or on an association’s website, then the Unisono rate for music in companies applies. Furthermore, if you use on your website background music for more than 15 minutes or a video that contains music, you then have to pay the normal rate for streaming.
Your website offers music works that can be downloaded?
You need a licence if you wish to offer ringtones to be downloaded from your website.
Non-exhaustive list of online music services that have entered into an agreement with Sabam
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