Apply for a licence

Apply here for the licence to use music for professional orchestras

Concert societies which regularly organise concerts by their own professional orchestra will be issued a licence under Tariff D. To qualify for such a licence, the concert society must also receive significant public subsidies.


The licence fee is normally set as a percentage of the total revenues of all concerts. Total revenues consist of the proceeds from ticket and subscription sales, members’ contributions and concert subsidies. The maximum rate is 10% of total revenues or the costs for the use of music (Tariff D, point 10).

Reductions for contract customers

If the concert society concludes a long-term contract with SUISA, it will be entitled to a reduction in fees.

Do lists of the performed works have to be furnished?

Customers are required to remit two copies of their general programme and annual report to SUISA upon publication. Moroever, customers must provide SUISA, within two months of the end of their financial year, a list of all music works performed so that SUISA can calculate the remuneration due and distribute the revenues to the entitled parties.

How to proceed:

Send us the duly completed questionnaire together with your list of works. We will then issue the licence and invoice. Once your payment is received, we distribute the remuneration to the beneficiary composers, lyricists, and publishers.