Sabam represents authors, composers and publishers. These are so-called 'creative' artists because they create music, films, television programmes, theatre plays, works of art, books, etc. They are entitled to a fee when their works are used in public. This fee is called copyright royalties.
PlayRight represents actors and musicians. These are so-called ‘performing’ artists. Finally, SIMIM represents music producers. These are the people or companies that finance the original music recordings. Performers and music producers are also entitled to a fee when their (music) recording is played in public. For example, if you play recorded music during an event or in the background in a bar, restaurant, hairdressing salon, etc. This fee is called neighbouring rights royalties. They are invoiced under the banner of the Fair Remuneration. Until 2019, this fee was invoiced by Honebel (for the hospitality sector) and Outsourcing Partners (for the other sectors and for temporary activities), on behalf of PlayRight and SIMIM.
From 1 January 2020, you can take care of both copyright and neighbouring rights royalties through Unisono. Sabam will then distribute its share of the fee to the authors, composers and publishers, whereas PlayRight and SIMIM will distribute their share to the performing artists and music producers respectively. In this way you contribute to the remuneration of authors, composers, publishers, performing artists and music producers.