How to get a licence to
Background music for a website

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SACEM repertoire includes the world’s broadest selection of music.

  • The works you use were created by authors and composers and are protected by law.
  • You must get a licence from SACEM to use them.
  • SACEM collects royalties and distributes them to creators and publishers, to remunerate
    their work. Paying royalties entitles you to use these works in full respect of
    copyright/authors’ rights.

Getting a licence

  1. Fill in your licence request online. Get a licence.
  2. When you validate your licence request, you will receive a registration number by e-mail.
  3. You are notified of your licence by quarterly invoice.
  4. On your website, you must display in a clearly identifiable way the SACEM logo, Internet address and the following mention: « This site respects copyright/authors’ rights. All rights reserved for the authors of the protected works reproduced and communicated on this site. Except with express permission, all use of the works other than the consultation in the context of the family circle is strictly forbidden. »


If you use commercial recordings (singles, albums, including those which are self-produced), you must also apply for a licence from the producers of such recordings. For answers to your questions, you can contact:

La SCPP (Société civile des producteurs phonographiques)

La SPPF (Société civile des producteurs de phonogrammes en France)