SUISA is the Cooperative Society of Music Authors and Publishers in Switzerland. Established as a cooperative association in 1923, it now numbers about 39,000 composers, lyricists and music publishers. SUISA collects the remuneration to which its members are entitled for the public use of their works in Switzerland and Liechtenstein. Through reciprocity agreements with over 100 sister societies worldwide, SUISA manages the rights of 2 million rightholders. SUISA employs approximately 240 people in its offices in Zurich, Lausanne and Lugano.


In 2017, SUISA and US performance rights organisation SESAC founded the joint venture Mint Digital Services. The company manages invoicing and administration for the transnational music licensing businesses of SESAC, its subsidiary the Harry Fox Agency and SUISA with online providers, and also offers its services to publishers.


SUISA manages what are known as «small rights». These include non-dramatic musical works, concert versions of dramatic works and musical works for feature and television films. SUISA issues licences authorising its customers – concert organisers, record producers, broadcasting companies and other users – to perform, broadcast, disseminate and reproduce music. «Grand Rights», which include operas and musicals, are administered by SSA - Société Suisse des Auteurs.

SUISA's foundation


Mint Digital Services