On 3 April 2013, the French music collecting society SACEM, Universal Music Publishing International and YouTube have announced to have entered into a new agreement on artists' remuneration and conditions of use of videos hosted on Youtube.

This agreement is a prolongation of the one concluded between YouTube and SACEM in 2010. It will be in force for a period of three years and aims at "ensuring a fair remuneration of the right holders who are associated to the revenues generated by the platform”.

This agreement covers any types of videos, including user-generated contents, and authorises YouTube, on an international level, to use SACEM and Universal Music’s collections, through the videos hosted on YouTube.