I’m a composer, songwriter and/or music publisher. Why do I have to register my work with BumaStemra?
All music creators are entitled to fair payment from anyone who uses their music. BumaStemra handles these payments worldwide. But we can only do that if we know who created the music. You should always register your musical work. We need to know who owns the copyright shares so we can pay all rightsholders correctly.
What to register with BumaStemra:
- The musical work
- The title of your work
- An audio file of the work you want to register
If you don’t register a work or title, then no claims can be raised at a later stage.