AGICOA Europe Brussels

Secondary rights are often discrete,
requiring true vision to notice them

As an independent producer of audiovisual works, it is recommended that you join a Collective management organization that represents you. Indeed, under Belgian law, the licenses of use of your works with operators in Belgium can be negotiated only by such organization.

AGICOA Europe Brussels is a collective management company that negotiates such licences in Belgium and oversees all legal matters. Furthermore it tracks the use of your works and collects on your behalf payment of royalties resulting from such use not only in Belgium but also abroad through the AGICOA Alliance and other partner organizations. AGICOA Europe Brussels works for rightsholders in an efficient, professional, and transparent manner.

AGICOA Europe Brussels

Trusted by the largest community
of producers worldwide

By registering with AGICOA Europe Brussels, Belgian producers of audiovisual works join a global community of about 20,000 worldwide rightsholders who benefit from AGICOA’s 40 years of experience innegotiating rights, obtaining licenses, collecting and distributing royalties. The AGICOA Europe Brussels’ team assists producers in every aspect of the royalties’ collection and distribution process, in Belgium and abroad.

A four-step process

Your trusted partner, from
collection to payment

AGICOA Europe Brussels assists producers in all aspects of their secondary rights management, from the declarations of the works through negotiating and licensing until final payment.

Step 1

Register with AGICOA Europe Brussels

As a producer of audiovisual works, your registration with AGICOA Europe Brussels is the first step towards payment of secondary rights by operators.

Step 2

Declare your works

If you choose to declare your works with AGICOA Europe Brussels, we shall manage your rights, provided that their management falls within the scope of our activity.

Step 3

We collect your royalties

With our expertise, experience, and solid international network, we track the use of your audiovisual works contained in TV programs and collect royalties on your behalf.

Step 4

Allocation and payment

If there are royalties due to you, we calculate allocations based on objective criteria according to our distribution rules and send you an invitation to invoice the allocated amount along with detailed supporting documents.

Management fees

How much does it cost?

Registration is free
and the management fees are less than 10%.

There are no application fees when registering with us. In order to finance its activities, AGICOA Europe Brussels charges a fee on the total amount of royalties distributed to the rightsholders.

This management fee is set and agreed upon annually by the General Assembly; it always remains under 10%. In 2021, the fee was 7.56%. The management fee for voluntary mandates is 10%. Each rightsholder receives a net payment.