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09. January 2018

Eurovision Song Contest: Swiss songwriting camp by Pele Loriano Productions and SUISA a huge success

The Swiss broadcaster SRF announced the six songs that will be in the running for the Swiss entry to the Eurovision Song Contest (ESC) 2018 today. Four of the six entries were created at the Swiss songwriting camp held by Pele Loriano Productions and SUISA at Powerplay Studios in Maur. (Photo: Manu Leuenberger)

20. December 2017

Subsidised broadcasters offer more variety and more SUISA repertoire

Subsidised radio and TV broadcasters in Switzerland and Liechtenstein tend to create more broadcasting space for the music of SUISA members than privately financed channels. Moreover, the majority of the broadcasters supported by the Swiss Federation play more diverse music titles than their counterparts which are focussed on advertising revenue. In the interest of our local music creation and the cultural diversity, we therefore have to reject an abolition of the solidarity-based fees for public service media. (Photo: Radio BeO)

01. December 2017

Copyright Act Review: Authors and publishers must benefit more from the online exploitation of their works

Last week, the Federal Council has adopted a dispatch on the new Copyright Act. SUISA is in principle content with the current version of the law. The solutions achieved in the working group for the Copyright Act (AGUR12 II) were implemented. In order for authors, performers, publishers and producers to benefit better from the digitisation, it is necessary to adopt important additions. The “Transfer of Value”, for example, is extremely disappointing for creators and artists: Internet giants’ platforms continue to be the ones that cash in on the online exploitation of music and films. Creators and artists - and thus the suppliers of the content - are almost left empty-handed. (Image: yaichatchai / Shutterstock.com)

24. November 2017

Blockchain - an ending or future for collective management organisations?

Dear members, everyone in the music industry is talking about “Blockchain” at the moment. It appears that this technology which is based on “smart contracts” gets away without intermediaries: The composer could therefore be paid for concert tickets or music streaming directly. There is even word in the street that this could be the end of collective management organisations. Same old story. (Photo: Screenshot ujomusic.com)

20. November 2017

SUISA remuneration is subject to AHV (pension) contributions

Copyright royalties paid out by SUISA are deemed as earned income from independent activities and therefore have to be taken into consideration for the Swiss Compensation Office (pension funds). That way, later claims and pension reductions at a later stage in life can be avoided. (Photo: Crafft)

NEWS

18. December 2017

Settlement statements made available via "My Account" starting December 2017

SUISA members can now keep an overview of their settlements and revenues through the password-protected members only "My Account" area. As a result, many members have asked us to stop sending them their statements by post. Taking their wish into account, members now have the possibility of waiving delivery by post.

15. December 2017

Pay-out for online collections planned for December 2017 postponed

The 4th distribution planned for mid-December 2017 of online collections arising from downloads and streaming could not be run as planned and therefore it had to be postponed.

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