Tools & Tips

Being a member of BumaStemra has many advantages for all music creators, whether you’re an experienced music professional or are just starting out. This page shares news about upcoming events and other useful tools and tips.

Events: benefits for members

Every year there are lots of interesting events supported by BumaStemra for music creators. Events like Musicians’ Day (Muzikantendag). At this event, musicians can learn more about both the creative and business aspects of being a musician. This is organised by Buma Cultuur and is free for BumaStemra members. Yet another reason to join the fantastic masterclasses and workshops by artists and experts. Check out this page for more information.

Here are more events that you might like.

Our events. Come and join us!

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Useful tools and apps

All about music rights

In 2019, the Collective Management Organisations BumaStemra, NORMA and Sena joined forces to create the Music Rights on Tour initiative. This is designed to reach as many students, young musicians, producers, composers and authors as possible and explain in an easy way how you can claim your money with us.

Insights in MijnBumaStemra

In MijnBumaStemra, you can control everything concerning your music. It gives you unique insights into your music data and your finances.

BumaStemra newsletter for members

Are you a BumaStemra member? Then we regularly send you a newsletter to keep you up to date with all the latest developments. You can also find good deals for affiliated events. So keep a close eye on the newsletter!

Submitting setlists in MijnBumaStemra

In MijnBumaStemra, we offer an intuitive way to create setlists. You can find the functionalities under the ‘Live’ tab. You have the option to manually add works to your setlist, or you can import an Excel list.

Manually creating a new setlist is simple: you can add works from your own repertoire, or you can search for works in our extensive Title Catalog or in the Spotify database. Your setlist will be ready in just a few clicks. The handy copy function allows you to reuse existing setlists, saving a lot of work after future performances.

Watch the video below for an introduction to the functionalities.

Submitting setlists after a live performance is crucial. This ensures that the songs played are linked to registered works, thereby ensuring that rightsholders are fairly compensated for the use of their music.

Setlists app

You can also submit your setlists in the Buma Setlists app. Click on the link below to see how this works.

Download the app for iOS or Android here.

If you can’t install the app, you can use this Excel sheet to submit your setlist. Please send the completed form to

Do you have any tips for fellow music creators or someone starting out? Share them with us at and maybe you’ll see it on this page soon!


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