I make commissioned music. Do I have to cancel my membership with BumaStemra?

No, you don’t have to cancel your membership. As a member of BumaStemra, you are obliged to include a ‘deviating clause’ in your employment contract. This is an additional clause in your contract with your employer that states that you retain your copyright. Check your employment contract if you work as a permanent music creator employee as this additional clause may already be included.

This clause allows BumaStemra to assign your copyright. As a member of BumaStemra, we protect the exploitation rights of your existing and future musical works.