Sacem
Innovation

Sustained investments in digital projects, partnerships and cooperation to develop products and solutions. This concern is at the core of our commitment to members to create value.

A LONG INTERNATIONAL TECHNOLOGICAL HISTORY

which has been accelerating in recent years…

2004

iTunes contract
(download)

First distribution of royalties
for online use

2008

Spotify contract
(paneuropean)

DEAL partnership between Sacem and UMPI (Universal Music Publishing Int'l)

Amazon contract
(download- paneuropean)

2012

Deezer contract
(paneuropean)

2014

Netflix contract

Wixen Music partnership

2016

SoundCloud contract

SOCAN/SACEM: first transatlantic partnership guaranteeing representation for Canadian creators in Europe

1999

First contract with an online music service: FranceMP3.com

2007

Deezer contract (France)

2009

iTunes contract
(paneuropean)

2010

Youtube contract (France)

2011

Itunes contract
(cloud)

2013

SACEM/UMPI/YouTube agreement
covering 127 countries

ARMONIA, cofounded by SACEM:
first European portal for online music services

2015

Apple Music contract
(paneuropean)

Amazon Prime contract
(paneuropean)

2017

SACEM/IBM alliance to develop URights:
to protect the value of music online for creators and publishers

Blockchain project:
ASCAP/PRS for Music/SACEM partnership

IRCAM/SACEM
partnership: automatic recognition of musical works.

LICENSING

Precursors open to the World

SACEM signs multi-territorial licensing agreements with all digital players to capture the value of its members’ rights. Our strategy relies on perfect knowledge of the environment, our partnerships and the strength of our repertoire, the second largest in the world after the Anglo-American repertoire. SACEM’s main mission is to defend its members’ rights and enhance their repertoire to obtain fair remuneration in our digital world.

Signing contracts with the launch of each new service illustrates the effectiveness of collective management of authors’ rights in the Digital Age.

150 contracts signed with online services, including 33 with international players.

Multi-territorial licences in over 120 countries.

983 billion downloads and streams processed by SACEM IT, representing 2.7 billion actions a day.

Billions of streams and downloads processed

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URIGHTS

IBM and SACEM formed a 10-year strategic alliance to develop URights, a new platform hosted in the IBM Cloud

Aiming to protect the value of music online for creators and publishers,
URights makes it possible to manage the exponential volume of exchanges of data for music online and improve the identification of rights linked to exploitation of works online.



It brings added value to creators and publishers
by optimising the analysis of data and recognition of their creations to guarantee fairer remuneration.

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BLOCKCHAIN PROJECT

An essential step with the promise of development and deployment of blockchain solutions in the music industry.


Technical staff from SACEM, ASCAP (American authors’ society) and PRS for Music (British authors’ society) work closely with IBM to exploit open-source blockchain technology Linux Foundation, Hyperledger Fabric.

This solution has great potential to improve data matching and optimise the identification of creators and publishers of the works, reduce the risk of errors, cut costs and eventually accelerate licensing.

The aim of this project is to perfect a prototype to enable societies to create and rely on a shared decentralised base of metadata of musical works with real-time monitoring and updating capacity.

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INNOVATORS, START-UPS, SCHOOLS, UNIVERSITIES

SACEM offers partnerships to develop innovative solutions in the service of creators, publishers and their works.

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