SACEM is a private entity; it is a non-trading company [“société civile”] directed by authors, composers and publishers. The Board of Directors is elected every year by the Annual General Meeting and is comprised of six authors, six composers, one author/film director and six music publishers. The Executive Board administers Sacem; the CEO of the Executive Board is appointed by the Board of Directors and manages SACEM.

The chief duty for SACEM is

  • to collect payments of authors’ rights and redistribute them to the original authors and composers and the publishers.

SACEM also conducts:

Cultural initiatives and programs :

>to encourage the emergence of new repertoires
>to support live performances
>to help young authors, composers and performing artists be trained to professional standards.

  • Social initiatives helping members who are elderly or are experiencing difficulties, via mutual aid payments.
  • Professional initiatives to promote original work and help the music sector operate more efficiently.
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Associated Partners

The ULYSSES network works with a second circle of international professionals, that contributes to promote and disseminate the actions developed through the network.

Ensembles, festivals, concert halls, cultural events

Ars Musica (BE)

Ars electronica (A)

Biennale Musiques en scène (FR)

Brussels Philarmonic – Vlaams Radio Orkest (BE)

Cité de la Musique (FR)

Curious Chamber Players (SE)

Defunensemble (FI)

deSingel, Campus international des Arts (BE)

Donaueschinger Musiktage (DE)

Ensemble Court-Circuit (FR)

Ensemble Ictus (BE)

Ensemble intercontemporain (FR)

Ensemble l’instant donné (FR)

Ensemble Modern (DE)

Ensemble Mosaik (DE)

Ensemble Recherche (DE)

Expo Milan 2015 (IT)

Festival Archipel (CH)

Festival Musica (FR)

Festival Novelum (FR)

Festival Ultima (NO)

Helsinki Chamber Choir (FI)

Helsinki Festival (FI)

Holland Festival (NL)

Klangforum Wien (A)

International New Music Festival Arena (LV)

Intro/In Situ (NL)

Kampnagel (DE)

Latvian Radio Choir (LV)

Lucerne Festival and Academy (CH)

Milano Musica (IT)

Mons le Manège (BE)

Musica Insieme (IT)

Musikprotokoll (A)

– Rondo (IT)

– Tampere Film Festival (FI)

Traiettorie (IT)

Warsaw Autumn Festival (PL)


Academies, universities, art schools, research centers

AGON Ars Magnetica (IT)

– Conservatorio G. Verdi (IT)

– Conservatory of Utrecht (NL)

– Dance Academy teatro Scala (IT)

Domaine Forget International composition course (CAN)

Ensemble Ictus Advanced Master (BE)

European Musical Creation Workshop (ES)

GRAME – centre national de recherche musicale (FR)

– HfMT Hamburg (DE)

– HKU / Arts, Media and Technology (NL)

– Hochschule für Angewadte Theaterwissenschaften in Gieben (DE)

– Hochschule für Musik und Darstellende Kunst Frankfurt (DE)

– KUG (University of music and performing arts / Graz) (AUS)

La Muse en Circuit (FR)

Le Fresnoy – Studio National des arts contemporains (FR)

– Music Academy Tallinn (EST)

TivoliVredenburg (NL)


– Takefu International composition course and seminar (J)

ZKM Zentrum für Kunst und Medientechnologie  (DE)


Cultural institutions, information centers, author societies

– Arts Council England (UK)

– Buma Cultuur (NL)

– Centre Culturel Français de Milan (IT)

Centre Georges Pompidou (FR)

Centre Henri Pousseur (BE)

– Cinematek (BE)

ChampdAction (BE)

– Gema-Stiftung (DE)

– Goethe Institut Helsinki (FI)

– Goethe Institut Mailand (IT)

– Grame, centre national de création musicale (FR)

IEM Institut für Elektronische Musik und Akustik (A)

– Institut français de Helsinki (FI)

– Instituto Italiano di Cultura Helsinki (FI)

IETM International network for contemporary performing arts (EUR)

– Musée du Louvre (FR)

Music:Lux (LU)

/nu/thing (IT)

– Orgelpark Amsterdam (NL)


Soniq Performing Arts (DE)

Tenso Network (EUR)



– BBC radio (UK)

– Deutschlandfunk (DE)

– Finnish Broadcasting Company (FI)

– Hessischer Rundfunk (DE)

– NDR Kultur (DE)

– Radio France (FR)

– Radio Klara (BE)

– Radio Musiqu3 (BE)

– RAI Radio 3 (IT)

– Sky Classica (Italian Digital Satellite Television) (IT)

– VPRO Radio 4 (NL)


Public Authorities

– Bund Österreich (A)

– City of Graz, Departments of Stadt Graz (A)

– City of Utrecht (NL)

– City promotion Utrecht (NL)

– French Cultural Ministry (FR)

– Fund for Performing Arts (NL)

– Graz Tourism (A)

– Kulturfonds Frankfurt Rheinmain (DE)

– Kulturstiftung des Bundes (DE)

– Land Steiermark (A)

– Milano Municipality (IT)

– Ministero attivita culturali (IT)

– Ministry of education, culture and science (NL)

– Province of Utrecht (NL)

– Regione Lombardia (IT)


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