How to get a licence for
Subscription video on demand (SVOD) service

Licence managed by :


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.


The author’s remuneration is equal to 3.75% of the service subscription price which cannot be lower than a minimum fee of:

  • € 0.14 excl. VAT* per subscriber and per month for an offer allowing access to the service on a single screen simultaneously,
  • €0.20 excl. VAT * per subscriber and per month for an offer allowing access to the service on two or more screens simultaneously.
  • * plus current levies and taxes (VAT and social contributions).

    The 3.75% is reduced to 3% on the condition that the number of users of the service does not exceed 1.000.000 (one million) users.

    It is specified that the above mentioned 3.75% and 3% rates can not apply to a service dedicated to music videos and video recording of concerts.

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.


The audiovisual works you wish to make available in the context of your video-on-demand service may also belong to repertoires of the following authors’ societies:

We suggest you contact them to know their licensing conditions

You must also obtain prior consent from the audiovisual producers and distributors.

For answers to your questions, you can contact PROCIREP FermerProcirep (Société Civile des Producteurs de Cinéma et Télévision) is entrusted with defending and representing French producers in the area of copyright/authors' rights and neighbouring rights..