COVID-19: SACEM IS LAUNCHING A PLAN WITH EMERGENCY MEASURES FOR ITS MEMBERS

27 march 2020

Faced with the gravity of the health crisis and its dramatic consequences for authors, composers and publishers of music, Sacem remains committed to its members.

On Thursday, March 26, the Sacem board of directors adopted a plan with emergency measures to assist and accompany authors, composers and publishers of music. It includes a rescue fund, exceptional advances on royalty payments, and a reinforcement of the support program for publishers. 

> Consult the Q&A on Sacem’s emergency measures

> Need help for your request ? Consult the tutorial

RESCUE FUND

A Rescue Fund has been set up to meet the needs of those of you who are in situations of great distress because of the effects of the health crisis.

Personal circumstances are very different from one member to another. Thus, in order to respond to each situation, non-recoupable financial reliefs of €300, €600, €900, €1500, €3000 or €5000 are being set up.

Each request will be analysed by the Comité du Cœur des Sociétaires de la Sacem and, within the member relations department, by the social affairs department. You will be asked to provide supporting documents that explain the urgency of your personal situation.

This exceptional rescue fund is open until the end of the year 2020.

To submit a request:

REQUEST FOR AID

- By clicking on « REQUEST FOR AID », you will be directed to our « Support for projects » website.
- Click on « Your account ».
- Click on « To apply for support or manage your online applications ».
- Click on « New application ».
- Select “Emergency relief fund” in the scrolling menu.

EXCEPTIONAL ROYALTY ADVANCES

A programme for exceptional royalty advances has also been put into place. These advances can be reimbursed from January 2022, with instalments spread out over 5 years. 

The advances will be available from May 2020, in the knowledge that the impact of the current crisis, in terms of royalties paid out, will be felt principally from January 2021.

To submit a request:

REQUEST FOR ADVANCE

- By clicking on « REQUEST FOR ADVANCE », you will be directed to our « Support for projects » website.
- Click on « Your account ».
- Click on « To apply for support or manage your online applications ».
- Click on « New application ».
- Select “Exceptional advances” in the scrolling menu.

Procedure

You can make a request for a reimbursable advance if you generated at least €2,700 in royalties over 2019 (net amount distributed). The advance is then calculated as 10% of the average of your royalties over the last three years.  After the examination of your application, the advance will be automatically paid to you.

For example:  You generated €9,000 in royalties in 2019, €10,000 in royalties in 2018 and €8,000 in 2017. The annual average of your royalties over these three years amounts to €9,000. You request an exceptional advance in July 2020. The advance that will be paid out will amount to 10% of this average, or €900. You will not begin to make reimbursement payments until January 2022, meaning there will not be any deductions over the year 2021. Reimbursement will be spread out over 5 years via automatic deduction from your royalty allocations.

This exceptional advance system is open until July 2021.    

AID FOR PUBLISHERS

The existing aid programme for publishers is getting additional funding of €1 million, and its criteria are being broadened.  This aid programme for publishers’ development, managed by Sacem’s Action Culturelle group, is intended to accompany you during the crisis period and help you relaunch your business.

 

Request for aid
(Contemporary Music)

*By clicking on « REQUEST FOR AID (CONTEMPORARY MUSIC)», you will be directed to our « Support for projects » website. The form will be availabe in English shortly. We are sorry it is only in French for the moment.
Click then on « Déposer une demande d'aide ».
Click on « Nouvelle demande ».
Select “ Aide au développement éditoriale _ Musique Contemporaine” in the scrolling menu.

 

Request for aid
(Modern Music)

*By clicking on « REQUEST FOR AID (MODERN MUSIC)», you will be directed to our « Support for projects » website. The form will be availabe in English shortly. We are sorry it is only in French for the moment.
Click then on « Déposer une demande d'aide ».
Click on « Nouvelle demande ».
Select “ Aide au développement éditoriale (Musiques actuelles)” in the scrolling menu.

 


IMPORTANT

To submit a request:

> Go to https://aide-aux-projets.sacem.fr/en
> Click on “Identify yourself” using your Sacem’s Id and password
> Click on “new application” button
> Select either “Emergency relief fund” or “Exceptional Advances” in the scrolling Menu

Sacem’s team are available by email at societaires@sacem.fr or by phone on +33 (1) 47 15 47 15

For additional information, consult our press release

 

 

Published April 02 2020