How to get a licence for
Subscription music streaming service

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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.


For a subscription streaming (audio and/or video) service, the tariffs are as specified below:

15% of income by subscription, plus a minimum of:

- €1.20 (exc VAT)* per subscriber and per month for a service which includes portability and offline listening and viewing.

For a service also including access to works in the form of pre-listening and pre-viewing of excerpts, there is an additional monthly charge of €100 (exc VAT)*. For services whose offerings differ from the above-mentioned functionalities, the tariffs vary according to your project.

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

Licensing conditions

Getting a licence

  1. Describe your project using 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:

SCPP (Société Civile des Producteurs Phonographiques)

SPPF (Société Civile des Producteurs de Phonogrammes en France)