In 2022, Sabam will celebrate its 100th anniversary.
Lodewijk Mortelmans was founder, founding member and first president of the authors rights association NAVEA in Belgium, actually named SABAM,
and had the membership Nr. 1.
Co-foundors of Navea are : Emiel Hullebroeck, Lode Bakelmans, Lode Monteyne, Edward Verheyden, Frans Van Dyck, Flor Alpaerts, Jan Broeckx.
He was member of the Royal Flemish Academy for Sciences, Literature and Fine Arts.
Photos: Navea Membernummer 1 - Lodewijk Mortelmans and Emiel Hullebroek