SUISA strengthens its position in the online music business

SUISA has joined Armonia, the world's largest network for international music licences. By becoming a member of the network, SUISA has strengthened its bargaining power over online service providers in the music industry. This will benefit the members of SUISA as well as cre-ators and publishers of music in Switzerland.

SUISA, the Cooperative Society of Music Authors and Publishers in Switzerland, signed an agreement last week in Brussels to join Armonia, the world's largest network of copyright societies, which enables online music services to acquire licenses to use music throughout Europe. Founded by the collecting societies Sacem (France), Sgae (Spain) and Siae (Italy), the network now represents a repertoire of more than 12 million works in 33 countries.

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