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15. February 2019

“Adiós”: Caribbean-style summer hit with a cembalo | plus video

At the “Swiss Music Awards” 2019, together with four co-composers Loco Escrito can hope for the sought-after concrete blocks in the category “Best Hit” for the song “Adiós”. The musician and music university lecturer Hans Feigenwinter talks about where the strengths of the song lie in a video with his song analysis. (Photo: Sibylle Roth)

13. February 2019

“Us Mänsch”: Last minute hit with loads of energy | plus video

“Us Mänsch” by Bligg and Marc Sway was one of the most successful Swiss songs last year. This despite the fact that the song only made it to the Bligg album “KombiNation” last minute. Now, the song is nominated for the “Best Hit award at the “Swiss Music Awards” 2019. Musician and music university lecturer Hans Feigenwinter has analysed the composition of “Us Mänsch”. (Photo: Manu Leuenberger)

11. February 2019

“079”: A tragicomic hit story | plus video

Lo & Leduc and their co-composer Maurice “Dr Mo” Könz have made history with “079”: Last year, the song stayed an entire 21 weeks at the top of the national charts – and thus broke a Swiss record. “079” is one of the three nominated songs for the “Best Hit award at the “Swiss Music Awards” 2019. Musician and lecturer for musicology, Hans Feigenwinter, analysed the hit composition. (Photo: Sibylle Roth)

08. February 2019

Income from performing rights set to rise in 2019

SUISA’s December Board meetings usually focus on the figures for the coming year. Budgets, staffing plans and cost coverage deductions for business year 2019 were thus the central discussion point. (Photo: Anne Bichsel / Label Suisse)

31. January 2019

Michel Legrand, a life for music

Michel Legrand died on January 26th 2019. He was 86. The composer leaves behind a prestigious career spanning 60 years that earned him a worldwide reputation. The maestro with a fiery temperament conducted his life by the baton. (Photo: Regis Duvignau / Reuters)

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27. January 2019

SUISA mourns the passing of member Michel Legrand

On Saturday morning, the French composer, pianist, singer and arranger Michel Legrand passed away at the age of 86. Legrand was one of the world’s most important film score composers and won three Oscars and five Grammys, among other awards, for his compositions. In addition to film scores, he was passionate about jazz music and worked together with artists such as Edith Piaf, Ray Charles, Barbara Streisand and Frank Sinatra. Legrand had been a member of SUISA since 1998.

14. November 2018

Valid 2019 Tariffs

Tariff negotiations took place this year as well. As soon as a new tariff is approved by the Federal Arbitration Commission for copyright and neighbouring rights, we make it available here for downloading. At the beginning of the year, the new tariff will also be available from the Download Center and the relevant tariff page.

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