Basic Payment

When nothing or less than € 70 (140 for publishers) is distributed to members and affiliates in a given year, Buma/Stemra will supplement this up to the amount of € 70 (for composers and lyricists) or € 140 (for publishers, excluding VAT) at the end of the year.

This way, members and affiliates will never lose money to Buma/Stemra. If the income of a certain year turns out to be zero, a basic payment follows.