On May 1st, Buma/Stemra and Sena launched the Emergency Music Fund (Noodfonds Muziek). As of today, it is possible to apply to this fund for a donation. The fund was set up for beneficiaries who were most affected by the Corona crisis. Rights owners of Buma/Stemra who received a minimum of € 290 and a maximum of € 20,000 in 2018 or 2019 from Buma’s copyright proceeds as a composer or lyricist…
You can apply for a one-off donation via www.noodfondsmuziek.nl. There you will find all the criteria for an application and other background information. You can apply until 30 June 2020 and Buma/Stemra aims to pay out the donations by the end of July.
Who founded the Emergency Fund Music?
The Emergency Fund Music is a collaboration of Buma/Stemra, the Buma Social Fund and the Sena Social-Cultural Fund and receives a contribution from the Spotify COVID-19 Music Relief Fund.
What support does the Emergency Fund Music offer?
Financial support in the form of a contribution for the most seriously affected rightholders of Buma/Stemra and Sena.
Who can apply for a contribution from the emergency fund?
Authors, composers and publishers who are members of Buma and/or affiliated with Stemra and musicians and producers who are rightholders of Sena. An income test for the years 2018 and 2019 applies.