Frequently asked questions
Below you will find a list of frequently asked questions (FAQ). If you cannot find your question, please do not hesitate to contact us via the Sena help desk.
- I am registered collectively through our choir. I also work as a session musician. Do I receive these payments separately?
- Yes, however you do need to register … Read more for them separately. The quickest and easiest way to do this is via this website. Click here to register. The fees that you are entitled to as a session musician will then be transferred separately to your own bank account.
- I registered with Sena some time ago, but have still not received any payments even though my CD has experienced good sales.
- Sena does not make payments based on … Read more sales figures, but based on the number of times your title has been broadcast on radio and/or television.
- Our band performed live at Lowlands. Do we get paid for this too?
- The Sena fee relates exclusively to the … Read more broadcasting of ‘phonograms released for commercial purposes’ via radio and/or television. In other words, only repertoire that has appeared on CD or as a commercial download and has been put onto the market for this purpose. This does not include live performances.
- I am already registered as an artist, but financed and released my most recent CD myself. Can I now also be paid as a producer?
- Yes. Provided you are registered as a … Read more producer and the repertoire has actually been broadcast on radio or television, you are also entitled to producer’s fees. The criteria for qualifying as producer are that you are responsible for the recording in both a financial and an organisational sense, and that you are the owner of the master recording.
- When are artists/producers paid?
- Payments are made four times a year: in … Read more March, June, September and December.
- On the itemised account, the figures for 'main artist' and 'studio activities' do not match with the number of band members, nor were there any session musicians involved.
- As long as the exact composition of a … Read more band or group has not been reported to Sena, a standard make-up is assumed: 6 main artists and 2 session activities. Once you inform us of the (possibly altered) composition of your group, the figures will be corrected.
- Do I need to pay tax on the payments I receive?
- Yes. The payments are subject to income … Read more tax.
- Will I automatically receive an annual income statement showing my Sena payments?
- Sena will not automatically send an … Read more annual income statement of your received payments. Your income for the whole year is printed at the top of the payment slip that you receive with your payment. You can also request this from the Sena help desk.
- There are still some titles missing on my statement, even though I have already registered all of my repertoire.
- Your statement only shows those titles that have been broadcast on radio/television and for which you receive a fee. If you cannot find titles that have been broadcast, it could be that the repertoire as registered by you does not correspond to the submissions in the playlists from the radio/television stations. This means that a few matters will need to be looked into before payment can be made.
- I have heard my music on local/regional/other radio stations, but still have not received any payments. How can this be?
- Although Sena does process playlists, … Read more unfortunately we cannot process the playlists of every radio station. It could also be that certain music use does not appear on your itemised list because the payment has not yet been issued. Sena issues payments four times per year. The payments for music use in one year are therefore not distributed until the next year.
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