How do I cancel my membership?

Membership runs for a full calendar year and is automatically renewed each year. You can cancel your membership no later than three months before the start of the new calendar year. After you cancel your membership, you will retain a number of rights. And any money you earn from your music remains yours.

We’ll continue to pay you up to three years after you cancel your membership. This relates to fees for the use of your music during the period you were a member of BumaStemra. You can also submit claims or complaints up to three years after your contract ends.

Cancelling your membership: step-by-step

  1. Please inform us of your cancellation by email to stating the reason
  2. Make sure we have the correct address and bank details for you. We can pay you up to three years after your cancellation (for rights income). Your annual statement will indicate if we are unable to distribute the money to you due to out-of-date information