Membership

It makes sense to become a member of Buma/Stemra if your self-written works are regularly broadcast on radio or TV, if you regularly perform with your own works or if your works are recorded on CDs or DVDs. If you do not create many compositions or lyrics and you can easily check where and when these are used, you can exploit your rights yourself instead of becoming a member of Buma/Stemra. In that case, you could determine the terms and collect a remuneration when your work is used.

Besides this, you will also have more choices when managing your copyrights with Buma/Stemra using the so-called opt-out system. Rightholders may exclude the exploitation of their copyrights by Buma/Stemra in five different categories using the opt-out system.

Composer / author

To become a member, please fill in the registration form (including attachment), print it out, and send it to Buma/Stemra along with a copy of your ID. When we have received your registration form (and attachment), you will be sent a giro slip for the payment of your registration fee and the annual contribution. After payment, you will receive the exploitation contracts, two from Buma and/or two from Stemra. Once we have received both signed copies, Buma/Stemra will sign the contract. One copy will be returned for your records, while the other copy is for our administration. The agreement will then be final. Finally, you will receive a letter with your account number and the login details for the portal.

Through the portal, members of Buma/Stemra can view online financial transactions, register new work and provide specifications about live performances at any time. Members can also check and modify personal data.

Your membership with Buma/Stemra applies retroactively from January 1 of the calendar year in which you join.

Registration form for composers/authors.

Cost of membership
One-time registration fee € 45.76
Annual contribution € 63.55

 

Publisher

In order to become a member of Buma/Stemra as a music publisher, fill in the registration form (including attachment), print it out, and send it to Buma/Stemra along with an original extract from the Chamber of Commerce. When we have received your registration form (and attachment), you will be sent a giro slip for the payment of your registration fee and the annual contribution. After payment, you will receive the exploitation contracts, two from Buma and/or two from Stemra. Once we have received both signed copies, Buma/Stemra will sign the contract. One copy will be returned for your records, while the other copy is for our administration. The agreement will then be final. Finally, you will receive a letter with your account number and the login details for the portal.

Through the portal, members of Buma/Stemra can view online financial transactions, register new work and provide specifications about live performances at any time. Members can also check and modify personal data.

Your membership with Buma/Stemra applies retroactively from January 1 of the calendar year in which you join.

Registration form for publishers

Cost of membership
One-time registration fee € 91.51
Annual contribution € 127.10