SACEM
in a nutshell

Founded in 1851 under the Second French Republic, SACEM (Society of Authors, Composers and Publishers of Music), is a non-profit non-trading entity owned and managed by its members according to the business model of a cooperative.

Since 1851

SACEM services are intended for authors, composers, publishers,

author-directors, dubbers and subtitlers, poets, humourists.

Giuseppe Verdi Sacem

- Giuseppe Verdi -

Catherine Ringer Sacem

- Catherine Ringer -

Elie Semoun Sacem

- Elie Semoun -

Edith Piaf Sacem

- Édith Piaf -

SACEM: a powerful network of over
182,520

21,910 members

of foreign nationalities

174

nationalities

6,650

new members join each year

175,750

creators

6,770

publishers

… and a global repertoire of 153 million works

More than 2.7 million new works are registered with SACEM every year.

Territorial presence to be close to
members and clients

territorial presence sacem

65

local offices in Metropolitan France
and Overseas

SACEM collects royalties
wherever works are played

291m

for concerts and live performances, background music, music played in discotheques and cinema theatres,

304.5m

TV/Radio (including TV Operators)

291m

Online (music and VoD/SVoD)

80.5m

for private copying,

86.5m

from international sources,

50m

for the reproduction of works on physical media,

…and royalties are redistributed to music authors, composers and publishers in France and worldwide.

Royalties are collected so as to reflect the real use of the works.

80%
work by work, on the basis of usage data on the dissemination and reproduction of works,

9%
by surveys,

11%
taking into account consumers habits.

332,000

authors, composers and publishers
of music in France and abroad received royalties from SACEM in 2020.

SACEM is committed
to supporting creation

2,470

projects supported
in 2020

35.4m

dedicated to cultural initiatives
in 2020

96%

of investments are made
possible through Private Copying