How to get a licence for
a branded internet radio

Licence managed by :

Répertoire des œuvres - La Sacem

A rich repertoire of works

SACEM gives you access to its repertoire of 90 million French and foreign musical works.

Consulting our repertoire

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.


Tariffs vary according to your project

Licensing conditions

Your licence is granted for reproduction rights FermerReproduction rights:
for recording works on media for the purpose of communicating them to audiences (CD, CD Rom, LP, multimedia, etc).
and performing rights FermerPerforming rights:
for communication of a work to audiences, in particular by playing music in public places (shops, cinemas, discotheques, concerts, etc) and through media (radio, television, Internet, etc).
for streaming purposes. Your listeners will be unable to:

  • download the works in the programme,
  • alter the composition of the programme to change or customize it,
  • select parts of the programme to have access to the works included in any individualized way at a time of their choice.

This licence does not concern, in particular, moral rights FermerMoral rights:
moral rights, which grant authors the right for their name, position and work to be respected, are permanent, inalienable and imprescriptible.
, subsidiary rights, such as arrangement, adaptation and translation rights FermerAdaptation, arrangement and translation rights:
a licence must be obtained from rights holders before undertaking any arrangement, adaptation or translation, i.e., any change in the original work (new version, remix, etc)
, etc. Nor does it concern neighbouring
rights FermerNeighbouring rights:
rights recognized by the French Intellectual Property Code (Book II), for performers and phonogram and videogram producers, in particular.

  • The licence is valid in France, Luxembourg and Monaco.
  • You must be of legal age or the legal representative of a minor or a person under guardianship or curatorship.

Getting a licence

  1. Describe your project by filling in our online form.
  2. A SACEM consultant will contact you to finalize your licence request.


  • 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 :
  • The works you intend to offer in the context of your web radio may also belong to the repertoires of the following authors’ societies :

We invite you to contact them to be informed of their licensing conditions.