Jan Hautekiet has it in his goodbye to Radio 1 on several occasions said he would also after his retirement, yet in many areas remain active, and one of them is the collecting society Sabam. Hautekiet is by the Board of directors of Sabam was elected president. “I wish Sabam continue to evolve to an open and efficient organization. Especially in the field of communication to both authors, customers, press, politics and public opinion, there is still a lot of work on the shelf. We still need to better tell that Sabam of the authors and mission of their rights to manage them as a correct compensation to ensure,” said Hautekiet in The Newspaper.