What is an ICE agreement (for publishers)?

Publishers must register musical works with BumaStemra themselves. As a publisher, if you have a share in someone else’s work, then it is important that you claim this share with us yourself. This doesn’t happen automatically. To register musical works, you need an ICE agreement. This is a number that indicates the agreement between two parties (e.g. between the publisher and music author). If you represent multiple authors as a publisher, you only need to apply for the ICE agreement number once. It only needs to be registered once.

After you apply for an ICE agreement number, you will receive an email within one to two weeks. The number is also automatically saved in your MijnBumaStemra account.