Music Users overview

Everyone who plays music or records or reproduces it is a ‘music user’. To be able to use music, you need the permission of the person who created it – the music author or music publisher. The level of remuneration depends on e.g. the way the music is used.

Buma/Stemra collects reimbursements from music users and distributes them among the music authors who are members. To keep this all as simple as possible, we sign contracts with umbrella organisations for music users and sometimes with the individual users. The money that we receive from them is distributed among the music authors whose creations have been used, as a function of the type of usage.