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25. November 2020

Negotiating in the age of corona … and with corona

Negotiating is one of SUISA’s key functions. SUISA negotiates tariffs and contracts inter alia. It must safeguard the interests of its members, ensure their legitimate demands are understood and accepted, and obtain the best possible terms for musical creation. It does this through discussion and compromise: in a nutshell, through human relations. But last spring, a new player invited itself to the negotiating table: Covid-19. (Photo: Tabea Hüberli & Dirk Hoogendoorn)

20. November 2020

Legal consequences of concert cancellations for Covid-19

Regrettably, owing to the coronavirus, some musical events have had to be cancelled. What are the consequences of such cancellations for the artists and organisers concerned? Is the artist still entitled to the contractual fee? (Photo: Disq)

29. October 2020

Online licensing activities require early work registrations

From a sales perspective, online music distribution provides enormous opportunities. With little effort, music can be made available to a global audience within an instant. The distribution of copyright royalties, however, is complex when it comes to online usages. This is also due to the fact that the processes differ from those for performing and broadcasting rights. The most important advice is: First, register the work with SUISA as early as possible, then publish it online. (Photo: Anutr Yossundara / Shutterstock.com)

21. October 2020

Income and expenditure, investments and an anniversary

A wide-ranging list of topics was on the agenda for discussion at the meetings of the SUISA Board on 28 and 29 September 2020. For the first time after the disruption caused by corona, a part of the meeting participants met in Lausanne while respecting the protective measures in person, while some members of the Board of Directors joined via videoconferencing from their home office. (Photo: Tabea Hüberli & Dirk Hoogendoorn)

23. September 2020

Swiss Congress on Film and Media Music

From 29 September to 2 October 2020, the film and media music congress “SoundTrack_Zurich” will take place during the Zurich Film Festival. Swiss film and media music professionals can use this event to expand their network, broaden their expertise and exchange ideas with experienced, internationally active business insiders. (Photo: SoundTrack_Zurich)


13. November 2020

Musicdirectory.ch: Having a beer with a music platform

Elia of Helvetiarockt [Helvetia rocks] met musicdirectory.ch for a pint of beer. Keeping your social distance under blue skies. The last few weeks have been turbulent. On 20 October 2020, the platform Music Directory was presented in public for the first time, after that, things went crazy. Both in terms of campaign work and inside the new database. So it was high time to raise a glass together.

06. November 2020

Corona pandemic: Offices in Lausanne will be closed to the public until further notice.

Since Friday, 6 November, the SUISA offices in Lausanne will, until further notice, be exceptionally closed to the public. There is also only limited access to the offices in Zurich and Lugano for visitors, masks are compulsory throughout the buildings, and the staff do, in line with the recommendation from the authorities, mainly work from home. If possible, visitors are asked to get in touch via telephone or email. SUISA shall of course continue its services in this situation.


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