Many artists are still suffering the consequences of the COVID-19-related performance bans and other measures. For this reason, SUISA has decided to continue the emergency support measures for its members.


SUISA can grant advances to its members. The amount of such advances is determined based on a member’s average royalty revenues from prior years. By way of additional relief, advances will first be offset against settlements in 30 June 2023 and later.

SUISA does not grant advances for less than CHF 500; this means that in order to apply for an advance, your average royalty revenues in prior years must exceed this limit.

Please send your applications for advances to

Support payments

Members experiencing hardship as a result of the pandemic can apply for a support payment. Only members who suffer significant pandemic-related losses in royalty revenues and are facing an existential threat, qualify for support payments.

Support for SUISA members during the corona crisis

Following the federal COVID-19 ordinances, music usage plummeted depriving authors and publishers of a significant portion of their royalty revenues. SUISA offers its members financial support to bridge the loss in earnings.

Information about federal measures

The website of the Federal Office of Culture (FOC) provides a general overview (in German, French and Italian) of the measures enacted to mitigate the economic consequences of the coronavirus for the cultural sector:

Information from SonArt

Musicians can also find helpful information for musicians on the website of SonArt.

Complete information about the Federal Government’s emergency fund for cultural workers and the link for submitting applications for emergency aid arer available on the Suisseculture website at

 In a short animated film, Suisseculture explains how artists can get help during the coronavirus crisis.


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