SABAM is the Belgian Society of Authors, Composers and Publishers. Its object is the receipt, the redistribution, the administration and the management (in the widest sense of the word) of all copyrights in Belgium and in other countries where reciprocity agreements are entered into (with their sister societies, that is to say, with the collective management societies throughout the world). SABAM is a private collective management society whose legal form is an SCRL. In no event is it a ministry or para-governmental undertaking. Founded in 1922 upon the initiative of authors. SABAM currently has thousands of authors in all disciplines. SABAM is proud of its multidisciplinary nature and jointly represents composers, lyricists, publishers, dramatic authors, choreographers, directors, screenwriters, dialogue writers, radiophonic creators, sub-title authors, translators, novelists, poets, comic strip authors, illustrators, journalists, sculptors, painters, videographers, artists, photographers, graphic designers, etc. This singularity makes their Society an almost unique case in the world.