Teachers and school administrators use protected works such as texts, music, and pictures in many different ways. For uses in the classroom as well as at school camps, proms or PTA evenings, different tariffs apply.
For comprehensive questions and answers, visit: www.educa.ch. The following sections also contain important information on special aspects of music use.
Music in the classroom
Schools already have a legal licence to use protected works in the classroom. This privilege applies to schools whose main purpose is education and vocational training.
Notwithstanding, certain uses are subject to licence fees. These fees are charged in accordance with Common Tariff 7 (CT 7). The EDK (the federal conference of cantonal directors of public education) and private schools have concluded a contract with ProLitteris and generally do not need to undertake any further action. For further information, visit the ProLitteris website.
Outside the classroom
Additional licences are required in the following cases:
School celebrations, parties & proms, music entertainment in school camps and outside the school timetable
If you are organising a party or an event like a school celebration or prom, we will issue you a licence.
Concerts, stage performances like musicals, etc. for a public audience
When you organise a concert unrelated to school classes or with an external audience, we will issue you a licence for the music played.
Film screenings unrelated to classes
If you plan to screen a film outside the classroom, SUISA will issue you a licence for the music in the film.
Background music in common rooms / Music on hold
If you run background music or show broadcasts on your business premises, we will issue you a licence.