Starting today, video of Belgian artists, Selah Sue and fantasy character Mega Mindy, will now receive payments for allowing music lovers to listen to their music on YouTube, announced Julien Blanchez, Marketing Manager, Belgium.
“This breakthrough stems from the licensing agreement signed today between collecting society SABAM and YouTube. SABAM was founded in 1922; it represents 36,000 composers, lyricists, publishers, and music video makers,” said Blanchez.
“Until now, when Belgians visited YouTube, they were taken to our global site. The launch of YouTube in Belgium means Belgians will see a home page featuring a wealth of content from their home country.”
Partners are welcome to join us and we’re happy to learn that large Belgian media companies such as broadcaster RTBF are interested in having parts of their archives appear. For my part, I plan to catch up on Jacques Brel videos,” Blanchez said.