Société des Editeurs de Musique, Belgium

SEMU cvba, Société des Editeurs de Musique, Belgium
Oude Molenstraat 27
De Klinge
9170
Belgium
Phone: +32 (0)3 296 33 67
Fax: +32 (0)3 288 52 42
E-mail: marc@semu.be
Web: http://www.semu.be

Chief Executive:
Director General: Marc Hofkens
Chief Executive Phone: 0032 3 2963367
Chief Executive Email: marc@semu.be

HISTORY OF ORGANISATION
Year of first distribution: 2001

ORGANISATION
Composition of Board:
Total number of Board Members: 4
How are Board Members elected: Elected by the Annual General Meeting of shareholders

Members:
Total number of Member Associations: 107
Remarks about the members: 107 Music Publishers

DATES OF FINANCIAL YEAR 1-31 December

MODEL OF RRO OPERATION
Type of National legislation :
Civil law: No
Common law: No

Licensing system:
Voluntary Licencing with legal back-up

LICENCES
Reprographic licences
Types of works licensed: Sheet music, musical works incorporated in books and other publications, song texts, other publications regarding musical content, both analogue and digital.
Types of uses licensed (including, where applicable, course packs, document delivery): Graphical reproduction, reprography, public lending, private copy, digital reproduction, cloud storing.
Types of institutions/sectors licensed: Conservatories and music schools, schools for general education (age 3 to 18), vocal and instrumental groups (choir, fanfare, big band, harmonie, string orchestra, chamber music ensembles. Religious use (churches & religious communities). Licenses for unique events. Digital licensing of complete works. Cloud storing.
Pilot Projects : Digital licensing of the graphical reproduction of complete musical works. Cloud storing.

Digital Licences
Types of works licensed: Sheet music, song texts, books and publication with musical content.
Types of uses licensed (including, where applicable, course packs,
document delivery and storage): Downloading, storing, printing and distribution among the students.
Types of institutions/sectors licensed: Educational sector All sectors where (graphical) musical content is used.
Pilot Projects: Digital licensing of the graphical reproduction of complete musical works: http://www.partitor.org http://shop.mypartitor.com

Other Licences
Public Lending Rights: No
Other areas of licensing: Public Lending (via Reprobel) Private copy (via Auvibel)

DISTRIBUTION
Title-specific distribution: Yes
Non title-specific distribution: No
Both title-specific distribution and non title-specific distribution: No
Full reporting: No
Sampling: No
Statistical surveys: Yes
Objective availability: Yes
Possibility to be copied: No

AGREEMENTS
Bilateral agreements type A with: SR (The Netherlands), CFC (France), Cedro (Spain), Copibec (Québec), Kopinor (Norway), VG Musikedition, MCSC (China), SEAM (France)
Bilateral agreements type B with: Copydan (Danmark), HKRRLS (Hong Kong, Fjolis (Island), Jamcopy (Jamaica), Kopjamalt (Malta), Cempro (Mexico);
Other agreements with RROs: SECLI (France)

FINANCIAL DATA

Total amount collected for all licensing:
€ 1,659,934.15
Total amount collected for reproduction licensing:
€ 1,659,934.15
Total amount collected nationally for reproduction licensing:
€ 1,659,934.15
Total amount received for licensing from other RROs world-wide:
€ 20,081.51
Total amount distributed to national rightsholders:
€ 1,309,718.61
Total Amount distributed to foreign RROs:
€ 238,892.51
Total amount distributed from all licensing:
€ 1.55