Authors gain foothold in online business – modest success for now

Over the past year, SUISA again experienced an increase in revenue from copyrights. Overall, copyright earnings from domestic and international business totalled CHF 141.3 million, which equates to an increase of 4.1% over the previous year.

Trends in the digital sphere have also contributed to this increase, including additional receipts from the smartphone compensation tariff, growing revenue from the online segment and the widespread use of digital and time shifting TV. Thus, technological advancements are gradually having a positive, albeit modest, impact on authors as well. That said, there is still a need for action, especially in the online segment, to ensure that music rights holders receive fair compensation.

A detailed analysis of the SUISA Annual Report is available on the SUISAblog  (in German).