Our
network

SACEM is part of a national and global network

SACEM in France

SACEM’s territorial presence is its most valuable asset,
which guarantees fair, efficient royalty collections and close relations with clients
and members in each and every region.

The SACEM network is made up of:

6 regional
offices

60
local offices in Metropolitan France
and Overseas

more than 630
co-workers

SACEM in France

SACEM maintains close ties with its members and clients, who have a single contact for licensing music.

For detailed information on delegations

SACEM abroad

SACEM represents 164,840 creators and publishers (more than 20,012 members of foreign nationalities from 166 countries).

Worldwide distribution to foreign SACEM members by nationality

7%
North
America
9%
South
America
36%
Europe
22%
North Africa
18%
Africa
6%
Middle East
1.6%
Asia
0.4%
Pacific

A global repertoire

121 million works worldwide.

In 2017,
84m royalties were collected abroad. It represents the fourth source of such revenue for SACEM.

SACEM has reciprocal agreements with 116 foreign societies:
164 contracts in 96 countries.

See the map showing the countries where our repertoire is protected.

SACEM has set up efficient methods
to protect and promote its repertoire

It can operate abroad either directly by creating a dedicated society, or by signing a representation agreement with a local authors’ society.

  • Creation by SACEM of a society or agency abroad:
    This is the case for example in Luxembourg, Monaco and Lebanon. Contracts are drawn up directly with operators in the country concerned; it collects payments, which it then distributes.
  • Signature of a representation agreement by SACEM with a local authors’ society:
    In this case, the associated authors’ society draws up contracts with operators in the country concerned, collects payment and transfers to SACEM the sums pertaining to its repertoire.
    SACEM then distributed the sums collected to its members. Representation agreements are usually reciprocal: each of the two authors’ societies represents the repertoire of the associated society in its jurisdiction.
    These agreements are based on the principle of equal treatment: the same rules apply to SACEM members as to members of the local society in its jurisdiction.
    Reciprocally, SACEM will apply the same rules to the foreign authors it represents in its territory as and to its own members.

Consult our representation agreements

INFORMATION ON PROCEDURES FOR
DISPUTE HANDLING AND MEDIATION

These procedures are open to collective management organisations and independent management entities :
  • For the dispute handling procedure under the conditions provided for by article L.328-1 of the French Intellectual property Code;
  • For the mediation mission of the “Commission de contrôle des organismes de gestion des droits d’auteur et des droits voisins” (also called the"CCOGDA") under the conditions provided for by articles L. 327-6 and R. 321-35 to R 321-44 of the French Intellectual Property Code.
For more details on these procedures :