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Professional organisations and trade associations

Swiss Music Promoters Association - SMPA: The SMPA is the Swiss trade association for the organisers of concerts, shows and music festivals. In 1991, the main organisers of concerts, shows and festivals in Switzerland decided to join forces and create a trade association, the SMPA. The SMPA's members account for 80% of Switzerland's concert, show and festival ticket sales. Each year, the members of the SMPA organise about 1,400 events of all kinds attended by 4.9 million visitors; altogether, they sign up about 2,500 artists each year, generating annual sales of approximately CHF 310 million. SMPA

IFPI Switzerland: IFPI Switzerland is the trade association of Swiss music labels (manufacturers of sound and audiovisual recordings). As a not-for-profit organisation, the IFPI supports its members' interests in economic and legal matters concerning the music industry. IFPI Schweiz

Sonart: The object of this association is to promote the interests of Swiss musicians, particularly with regard to the legal framework conditions which have far-reaching implications for musical creation and the dissemination of musical recordings, and to further the implementation and societal acceptance of these framework conditions. The association also acts as a forum for exchanges between its members and as a platform for various actions. In principle, all active lyricists, composers, producers, musicians and performing artists in Switzerland may apply for membership.


SIG: The Swiss cooperative society for performers is the only interest group representing Swiss performing artists. It has over 4,000 members making it one of the largest organisations on the Swiss cultural scene where it has established an extremely strong network. SIG

Swiss Association of Music Publishers - SVMV: The SVMV is the leading association for Swiss music publishers. The SVMV sees it as its mission to support, advise and guide the new multifunctional, creative and flexible generation of music publishers in their challenging functions. SVMV

Swiss Musicians’ Union SMV-USDAM: For 100 years, the Swiss Musicians’ Union SMV-USDAM has brought together musicians employed with the Swiss professional orchestras and free-lance professional musicians from all musical walks of life.  It is dedicated to improving working conditions in the music industry, protecting and promoting the intellectual and material interests of its members and offering comprehensive services. The Union also plays an active role in Swiss cultural policy. SMV

IndieSuisse ist der Verband unabhängiger Musiklabels und -produzenten. Die Schweiz hat seit dem 17.02.2014 einen Independent Musikverband. Der neu gegründete Verband mit dem Namen «IndieSuisse» ist Sprachrohr für unabhängige Musiklabels und -produzenten. Die Schweiz ist eines der wenigen Länder, welches der lokalen Szene bislang keinen vergleichbaren Verband geboten hat. Dies veranlasste die Initianten und Initiantinnen von IndieSuisse, zur Tat zu schreiten und einen unabhängigen Verband zu gründen. IndieSuisse

Swiss Media Composers Association – SMECA: the professional association of Swiss media composers. SMECA offers its members comprehensive support in their activities, providing information and guidance to composers, as well as to their clients in the film, TV, documentary, multimedia, games and advertising fields. Visit SMECA.




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