Basic payment

What if I earn less than the money that I pay to Buma/Stemra as membership contribution?

If no money, or less than € 70 (€ 140 for publishers) is distributed to members or affiliates in a given year, Buma/Stemra tops this up to an amount of € 70 (for composers and lyricists) or € 140 (for publishers, excluding VAT) at the end of the year.

In this way, members and affiliates never lose money to Buma/Stemra. If the income in one year falls to zero, the basic payment follows.