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Music- and film rental

In Switzerland, you can rent original audiovisual recordings (e.g. DVDs, Blue Ray discs) or sound recordings (e.g. CDs and LPs). The authors (composers, scriptwriters, film directors, etc.) and artists (musicians, actors, etc.) are entitled to remuneration which SUISA collects on their behalf.

If you rent DVDs etc. on your premises, through vending machines or over the internet, licence fees are charged in accordance with Common Tariff 5. A one-time fee of CHF 7.30 is payable for each film purchased, subject to a minimum fee of CHF 18.40 per quarter.

You can benefit from a reduction of up to 10% if you conclude a contract with SUISA covering the rental of works provided you comply with the contractual terms, or if you are a member of a Swiss video rental association.

Please send us the duly completed questionnaire. Once your payment is received, we shall distribute the collected amounts to the beneficiary composers, lyricists and publishers.

Fact Sheet, questionnaire and Tariff

If you do not rent physical carriers but make the films available to your customers online for a limited period of time via downloading or streaming, please contact us.

NB: Computer games are equated with computer programmes and cannot be rented without the consent of the producer.


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