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13. September 2019

Intriguing insights and concerts at the Zeiträume Festival

Would you like to look over composers’ shoulders while they are working? Would you like to ask them what inspires and incites them to open new worlds for us with their works? The biennial ‘Zeiträume Basel’, a cooperation with SUISA, provides you with the opportunity to have a personal chat with authors of the works which are performed during the festival. (Photo: Johanna Köhler)

11. September 2019

Changes in distribution for Common Tariff K and Z revenues

The CHF 20 limit for the distribution of revenues under Common Tariffs K (concerts) and Z (circuses) has been eliminated. As a result, amounts previously allocated to distribution category 4C will be otherwise regulated. The changes concern points 4.1, 4.2, 5.4 and 5.5 of SUISA’s Distribution Rules. (Photo: Tabea Hüberli)

05. September 2019

A tribute to Claudio Taddei

On 9 August this year, singer-songwriter and painter Claudio Taddei passed away at the age of 52. Born in Uruguay to parents from Ticino, Claudio grew up between Switzerland and South America, where he embarked on a glittering musical career that took him to the top of the South American charts. (Photo: Alejandro Persichetti)

28. August 2019

“Ab is Wälschland – off to the Valais” to the Swiss Folk Music Festival

In May, five young folk music performers under the direction of Dani Häusler in Crans-Montana in order to compose a hymn for the Swiss Folk Music Festival 2019 (EVMF). The composition weekend, initiated by SUISA and run in collaboration with the organising committee (OC) of the EVMF was a complete success. (Photo: Sibylle Roth)

20. July 2019

A look back at the SUISA General Meeting 2019

Around 150 voting SUISA members attended the annual General Meeting on 21 June 2019 at the Kongresszentrum in Biel to help determine the direction of their cooperative. Among their decisions was the election of Sylvie Reinhard and Grégoire Liechti to the Board of Directors. SUISA members also passed a resolution for fair conditions for music creators in connection with the revision to the copyright law. (Photo: Sibylle Roth)


09. September 2019

No subsidies for hoteliers at the expense of artists – call for fair play from parliament

On 10 and 12 September, the Swiss parliament will be clearing up the last remaining issues in its revision of the Copyright Act (CopA). One of those issues is an idea that would favour hoteliers by putting Swiss artists at a disadvantage. It would see hotel operators and holiday apartment owners being able to use the copyright-protected works of artists without payment – even though they allow their guests to consume film and music on receivers in hotel rooms and holiday apartments as part of their commercial services. Swiss artists refuse to accept this coercion on the part of the hospitality industry and, in an open letter, are calling on the President of HotellerieSuisse and National Council candidate Andreas Züllig to play fair.

05. September 2019

SUISA Digital Licensing to manage online business for Slovakian copyright society SOZA

Slovakian copyright society SOZA has entrusted SUISA Digital Licensing with worldwide licensing and management of its members’ online music rights. For SOZA, this simplifies the management of online rights of its members - composers, lyricists and publishers of music.


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