Radio and TV
Apply for a licence
Apply here for a licence for radio and TV broadcasts
Payments on account
Determination of the payments on account 2023
Whether television or radio makes no difference: radio and television broadcasters must also pay authors’ rights.
As a rule, the licence fees are set as a percentage of the broadcaster’s revenues. For this purpose, revenues are understood to mean all services with a monetary value paid in connection with broadcasting activities (which includes simulcasting and webcasting) and making-available.
The percentage rate also depends on the share of protected music in the programmes. SUISA’s repertoire encompasses all works for which SUISA is empowered to manage at least one of the rights covered by the tariff (recording or re-recording right, broadcasting right or right to make available).
How to proceed:
Please send us the duly completed questionnaire. We will then issue the licence and invoice. Once your payment is received, we distribute the remuneration to the beneficiary composers, lyricists, and publishers. To do so, we need the list of the music broadcast.
For radio broadcasters
The broadcaster must report any music, sound and audiovisual recordings played in its broadcasts, including any musical “tapestries” and jingles. Reports must be filed in accordance with Annex 1 of the Tariff.
For TV broadcasters
Television broadcasters must report to SUISA all the productions they broadcast - especially third-party works, and any feature films, television films, documentaries and series that were not commissioned by them.
Application forms and documents
Tariff information: Common Tariff S
(available in German, French and Italian only)180 kB
Tariff information: Common Tariff S, Principality of Liechtenstein
(available in German only)123 kB
Template for transmission messages: Common Tariff S13 kB
Fact sheet: Common Tariff S
(available in German, French and Italian only)82 kB
Fact sheet: Common Tariff Y
(available in German, French and Italian only)121 kB
Tariff information: Common Tariff Y
(available in German, French and Italian only)115 kB