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
164,840

20,012 members

of foreign nationalities

166

nationalities

3,830

new members join each year

158,810

creators

6,030

publishers

… and a global repertoire of 121 million works

More than 1.6 million new works are registered with SACEM every year.

Territorial presence to be close to
members and clients

territorial presence sacem

60

local offices in Metropolitan France
and Overseas

SACEM collects royalties
wherever works are played

320m

from audiovisual media (television and radio), cable, satellite and ADSL,

306m

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

84m

from international sources,

96m

for private copying,

81m

for the reproduction of works on physical media,

84m

for works played on the Internet.

…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,

11%
by surveys,

9%
taking into account consumers habits.

300,000

authors, composers and publishers
of music in France and abroad received royalties from SACEM in 2017.

SACEM is committed
to supporting creation

2,115

projects supported
in 2017

26.5m

dedicated to cultural initiatives
in 2017

92%

of investments are made
possible through Private Copying