How to get a licence for
Audio podcast

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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.


1- Podcasts broadcasted by radio stations

The Agreements concluded between the Authors’ Societies (Sacem, SCAM and SACD) and the national radios cover, in part, the broadcasting of catch-up podcasts (replay of programs). Likewise, their broadcasting on local radio stations is also covered in the licenses (resulting of deal memos agreed with Cnra, Sirti and Snrl).

2- Podcasts broadcasted by internet radios, aggregators and podcast platforms

Concerning podcasts which are broadcasted by internet radio stations, aggregators or podcast platforms, Sacem has set up tariffs that take into consideration the duration of the Sacem Repertoire broadcasted but as well the commercial scheme and the type of entity that broadcast the podcast (association, private individual, business…)

See the tariffs

Licensing conditions

This licence does not concern, in particular, moral rights FermerMoral rights :
moral rights, which grant authors the right for their name, position and work be respected. They are perpetual, inalienable and imprescriptible.
, subsidiary rights, such as arrangement, adaptation and translation rights FermerAdaptation and translation rights :
A license must be obtained from rights holders before undertaking any arrangement, adaptation or translation, ie, or any other change in the original work (new version, remix, etc…).
, etc. Nor does it concern neighbouring rights FermerNeighboring rights :
Right recognized by the French Intellectual Property Code (Book II) relative to performing artists, producers of phonograms and videograms.

  • You must be of legal age or the legal representative of a minor or a person under guardianship or curatorship.
  • To get a licence to use podcasts for a small internet radio, please click here.
  • To get a licence to use podcasts for a local radio station, please click here.
  • To get a licence to use podcasts for a national radio station, please click here.

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.


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