SUISA is where the music is new.


15. June 2017

To be continued: Our success story, spanning more than 90 years

The General Assembly of our Cooperative Society will take place on Friday, 23 June 2017, in Zurich. Members will have the opportunity during the General Assembly to co-determine the destiny of their cooperative society. Apart from the positive results of the annual accounts for 2016, SUISA is also going to report on the Joint Venture Mint Digital Services, co-founded with SESAC, plus on the developments regarding the copyright revision and the debate on the ‘service public’. (Photo: Hannah McKay)

13. June 2017

“Hands-on” – the new Common Tariff K

The new Joint Tariff K applies to events which have taken place since 01 January 2017. An overview of the changes to the concert tariff in force and some answers to frequently asked questions which have arisen based on the experience gathered with the new provisions in the first few months. (Photo: Tabea Hüberli)

12. June 2017

Career and calling | plus video

How do I found and run an ensemble for contemporary music? Where do I get subsidies for my music projects from? What is the purpose of SUISA and Swissperform? How do I distribute my works via the internet? Impressions gathered during the first ever “Journée d’orientation professionelle” at the Festival Archipel 2017. (Photo: Manu Leuenberger)

09. June 2017

The beats from others – but your own songs

The melody is a catchy tune but the groove just doesn’t match. For days, you haven’t got rhythm while some ingenious lyrics are on the tip of your tongue. There are many reasons why creators use someone else’s raw material for their own songs. The following legal and practical tips on how to deal with bought-out beats help you keep in sync with formalities. (Photo: PrinceOfLove /


30. May 2017

SUISA 2016 results: CHF 128.9 million for authors and publishers

For the 2016 financial year, SUISA will distribute CHF 128.9 million to composers, lyricists and publishers of music in Switzerland and abroad. This is the highest distribution settlement ever in the Cooperative's 90-year history. In 2016, SUISA's revenues reached a total of CHF 154.3 million. This is 1.6% more than in the prior year. The good results are mainly due to higher revenues from music usage on private TV and radio broadcasting stations, and to licence fees for private copying and income for online usages. In 2016 for the first time, streaming revenues exceeded revenues from downloading. Last year, SUISA managed to slightly reduce its cost-coverage deduction to 12.37%. This means that 88 of every 100 francs collected by SUISA is passed on to authors and publishers. SUISA's satisfactory 2016 results also evidence its success in negotiating tariffs and usage terms, and the reliability of its customers and partners.

09. May 2017

Advertising principals and SUISA agree on licensing terms and conditions for online advertising campaigns

Composers of advertising music want to get a fair payment for the online use of their works. After lengthy negotiations, SUISA and the Schweizer Werbe-Auftraggeberverband (Swiss Advertising Principals’ Association) have agreed a set of licensing terms and conditions for online advertising campaigns.


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