A website specially for people involved professionally in copyright and neighbouring rights, and also for other interested parties.
Auteurswet (Copyright Act)
The complete Dutch text of the 1912 Copyright Act.
The official institute for the registration of trademarks and designs in the Benelux (Benelux Office for Intellectual Property, BOIP).
Wet op Naburige Rechten (Neighbouring Rights Act)
Wet op Naburige Rechten (Neighbouring Rights Act)
The complete Dutch text of the Neighbouring Rights Act.
The worldwide coordinating body for mechanical copyright (bodies such as Stemra).
CEDAR (Centrum voor Dienstverlening Auteurs- en aanverwante Rechten = copyright and associated rights service) is the service company for various copyright organisations.
The worldwide coordinating body for making public use of musical works (bodies such as Buma).
The European body that represents the interests of composers, lyricists and music publishers.
IRDA collects and distributes money for performing artists.
Musicopy represents the interests of music authors and publishers when sheet music is copied and used in public.
Norma represents the interests of all performing artists.
Pictoright occurs in the Netherlands on behalf of visual creators: illustrators, visual artists, graphic designers, photographers and other professional image makers.
Sekam collects remunerations for audio-visual work and distributes them amongst rightholders.
Sena is responsible for enforcing the Neighbouring Rights Act.
Stichting BREIN (the BREIN foundation) combats intellectual property fraud on behalf of authors, performing artists, music publishers, producers and distributors of music, film and interactive software (see “members”).
Stichting Burafo (Burafo foundation) protects and enforces photographic copyright.
Stichting de Thuiskopie
Stichting de Thuiskopie (the home copying foundation) collects levies for rightholders from manufacturers and importers of blank sound and image carriers.
Stichting Foto Anoniem
Stichting Foto Anoniem (the anonymous photo foundation) helps trace anonymous photographers when their work is used.
Stichting Leenrecht (the lending rights foundation) collects and distributes remunerations for lending and rental of protected works.
Stichting Lira (authors’ literary rights foundation) handles the rights of writers, editors and translators of literary works.
Stichting Nieuwswaarde (Nieuwswaarde foundation) distributes remunerations for lending and (home) copying of journalists’ work.
Stichting PRO (publication and reproduction rights organisation) handles the collective administration of copyright for publishers and their authors.
Stichting Reprorecht (replication rights foundation) collects and distributes remunerations for copying short extracts from protected written work.
VIDEMA arranges permits and remunerations for showing film and television images.
VIEUK is the association for the intellectual property of performing artists.
BV POP is the pop musicians’ section of FNV KIEM. Anyone who is active as a musician, vocalist or DJ can become a member of BV POP.
Buma Cultuur (the Buma cultural fund) organises a short course in music entrepreneurship at Fontys Rockacademie in Tilburg specially for musicians, producers, managers and other self-made professionals.
GENECO (Genootschap van Nederlandse Componisten = society of Dutch composers) is a professional association that protects the direct and indirect interests of Dutch composers.
Kunst en Cultuur
Kunst en Cultuur Pensions and Insurance is the name under which a number of funds and an insurance company work for the art and culture sectors.
Music Center the Netherlands
Music Center the Netherlands is the resource and promotion center for the professional music world.
The Dutch musicians’ union.
The NVPI (Dutch Association For Producers and Importers of Image and Sound Carriers) is the sector association for the entertainment industry.
Music promotion and events
Weekend van de Nederlandse Popmuziek (Dutch Pop Music Weekend): on the last weekend of March, 3FM organises the Dutch Pop Music Weekend jointly with Buma Cultuur (the Buma cultural fund) and the Nationaal Pop Instituut (National Pop Institute, NPI).
Amsterdam Dance Event
At Europe’s most important music conference for dance and electronic music, Dutch producers and DJs present their music to foreign companies.
Buma Cultuur (the Buma cultural fund) is a body that supports and promotes Dutch music.
Eurosonic Noorderslag is Europe’s main conference and showcase festival for European music.
Holland Festival lets you immerse yourself in a refreshing wave of dance, literature, visual arts, theatre, film, opera and music.
Midem, in the French coastal resort of Cannes, is the world’s best known music trade fair.
Europe’s largest music collection.
Muzikantendag on Tour
Buma and Sena present the Muzikantendag (Musicians’ Day) on Tour. The Muzikantendag is the place for you to be informed and inspired.
North Sea Jazz
A spectacular annual jazz event, featuring numerous Dutch jazz compositions as well.
Pinkpop is the oldest and best known pop festival in the Netherlands.
PopKomm in Berlin is the most important networking event for the German music industry. Buma Cultuur (the Buma cultural fund) represents the Dutch market there.
Radio 2 organises the Gala that focuses on Dutch songs and the works of one particular Dutch artist. In addition, there is the annual Radio 2 Zendtijdprijs (air play prize) and the Weekeinde van het Nederlandse Lied (Dutch song weekend).
The Music Zone
“The Music Zone” is a series of pop concerts for young people in general secondary education, by providing vouchers for cultural activities and teaching packages.
The Uitmarkt in Amsterdam is the biggest cultural event in the Netherlands. It is the annual curtain-raiser for the national cultural season.
The website of the Belastingdienst, the Dutch tax office.
eTonaal is the symposium about the consequences of the use of digital technology in music.