SUISA represents the authors' rights of music creators and publishers. This means that we ensure that composers, lyricists and publishers worldwide are remunerated when their works are used in public.
A strong national and international stand for music
We work hand in hand with sister societies abroad. In 2017, together with SESAC, the US organisation, we founded the Mint Digital Services alliance.
SUISA manages what are known as "small rights". These include all non-theatrical musical works, as well as TV and film music and many concert versions of theatrical works. The "grand rights", which include musicals and operas, are managed by the Swiss Society of Authors SSA.
Mission Statement, Annual Report & Articles of Association
We actively support Swiss music and musicians through two foundations:
- The Pension Fund for Authors and Publishers contributes to the retirement pensions of its members. Moreover, it offers social advice and support, as well as financial assistance to creative artists in situations of hardship.
- FONDATION SUISA promotes musical creation throughout Switzerland with 2.5% of SUISA's revenues from performance and broadcasting rights. It supports music projects and gives grants to music publishers who are committed to the Swiss music scene.
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