Covid-19 vaccines may be starting to roll out, but there are still a tough few months (at least) for artists and songwriters ahead. Not just because concerts aren’t up and running again in any countries, but also because of the delayed hit to their royalties from sources like public performance. It’s no surprise, then, to see French collecting society Sacem extending its relief measures for its members.

Its rescue fund will now be taking applications until December 2021, while its licensing system for free livestreams – intended to generate royalties for those members from use of their work in livestreams on Facebook, Instagram, YouTube and Twitch – has also been extended, to 31 March.

Sacem has also introduced new “exceptional royalty advances” for hard-hit songwriters, which will be repayable from January 2023, with payments spread over five years.

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