Buma Social Fund

What is the Buma Social Fund?

Music authors who are in financial distress can appeal to the Buma Social Fund. They may agree a loan, or, in extreme cases, may even obtain debt restructuring, a donation or a transitional payment. It is important that the assistance offered also leads to a structural solution.

How much money does Buma/Stemra spend on social and cultural purposes?

It was agreed at an international level that music copyright organisations may appropriate up to 10% of the collected fees for social and cultural purposes for the benefit of its own members. Buma also makes use of this possibility. This includes supporting the Buma Social Fund and Buma Cultuur. Please view this page for more information about social and cultural support.