Apply for a licence

Apply here for a licence to use music in film, slide show and video screenings

If you plan to screen a film outside the classroom, you have to apply directly to the film production company for a licence or, in the case of non-commercial screenings, to the MPLC. In addition, SUISA will issue you a licence for the music in the film.


The licence fee is calculated based on Common Tariff E. The fee for authors’ rights is 1.39%; for neighbouring rights, the fee is between 0.03% and 1.39% of the revenues depending on the type of event. If you are showing the film for free, a daily or monthly flat fee will be charged. For more details, please consult the relevant im fact sheet and the tariff.

How to proceed:

Please send us the duly completed questionnaire. Please also send us the particulars of the films you are showing. We will then issue the licence and invoice. Once your payment is received, we distribute the remuneration to the beneficiary composers, lyricists, and publishers.