How to get a licence for
a ringtone and ringback tones service

Licence managed by :

LOGO SACEM

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

For a service providing ringtones and ringback tones for mobile phones in the context of single-track sales

Remuneration of 12% of income plus a minimum** of €0.10 (exc VAT)* per work used and per download.

For a service providing ringtones and ringback tones for mobile phones in the context of the sale in packs or by subscription

Remuneration of 12% of income plus a minimum** of €0.07 (exc VAT)* per work used and per download.

In the context of the above-mentioned tariffs, when the service also provides access to works in the form of pre-listening and/or previewing of excerpts, a monthly flat fee of €100 (exc VAT)* for every type of access (interactive voice server, fixed and mobile Internet site) applies in addition to the tariff per download.

* plus current levies and taxes (VAT and contributions payable to AGESSA)

**The amount of remuneration per download cannot be less than the minimum amount.

Licensing conditions

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.

Remember

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: