Debate – 17/06/2019 – Focus on the artist

17 June 2019 - 17:30

To end our next General Assembly, PlayRight is pleased to invite all its affiliated artists as well as any organisation active in the industry to a debate about the rights of artists. This will take place on Monday 17 June 2019 at the Beursschouwburg in Brussels at 17h30.

The debate will be divided into two themes:

5:30 pm [Panel 1]: Which contract for which artistic performance?

There are many different types of contracts and forms of invoicing for the realisation of a paid artistic performance. How do you know what to opt for as a performing artist? Are some types better than others? What is the role of intermediators? And what are the consequences for your income, your social rights and your right to the artist statute?


  • Selim Gharbi (SMartbe)
  • François-Xavier Kernkamp (AMPLO)
  • Tom Kestens (GALM)
  • Julie Basecqz & Jacques Monseu (Union des Artistes)

6:15 pm [Panel 2]: Copyright/neighbouring rights: income or salary?

Although copyrights and neighbouring rights are considered movable income, there are many different opinions about and practices regarding the nature and treatment of these rights. What is the point of view of employers and clients, trade unions, public administration organs and performing artists on this matter? And what is done in case of disagreement?


  • Philippe Schoonbrood (CGSP Culture)
  • Johan Van Assche (De Acteursgilde)
  • Fernand De Vliegher (Commission Artistes)
  • Romain Leloup (B49 Avocats)

Moderator: Ioan Kaes, Advisor PlayRight+

7pm: Conclusion, by Luc Gulinck, President of PlayRight

19h15 : Drink

The debate will be held on 17 June 2019, starting from 17h30, at the Beursschouwburg (Silver room, 5th floor), Rue Auguste Orts 20-28, 1000 Brussels. Afterwards there will be a drink to which you are, of course, also warmly invited.

Thank you for confirming your presence via the link above, or by sending an e-mail to before 10 June 2019.

In case of any other question, please do not hesitate to contact us.

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