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Tuesday, 22. March 2022

Small rights and grand rights: who does what?

If there is one matter that regularly triggers heated debate, it is the distinction between small rights and grand rights. Small rights relate to non-theatrical musical works and fall within SUISA’s sphere of competence, while grand rights relate to dramatico-musical works and certain types of ballet and are managed by the Société Suisse des Auteurs (SSA) or directly by publishers. (Photo: Elnur / Shutterstock.com)To notice

Friday, 18. March 2022

SUISA panel at M4music: What influence does streaming have on songwriting? │ plus video

Today, music is often consumed via streaming platforms. With millions of songs available, individual pieces quickly get lost in the crowd. And songs often have to grab the listener in the first few seconds – the next song is just a click away. Does the distribution channel for streaming influence songwriting? This question will be discussed at the SUISA panel at the 2022 M4music Festival. (Photo: Nina Müller)To notice

Monday, 28. February 2022

Midem (1967-2021) – the end of an era

Midem in Cannes was the embodiment of a flourishing music business for decades. A tribute to one of the most glitzy and important international music trade fairs. (Photo: Sanuy / Midem)To notice

Friday, 11. February 2022

More efficiency and back to a degree of normality

“A crisis is a productive state, you just have to take away the taste of disaster.ˮ This quote from the Swiss author Max Frisch can be referred to as the guideline for SUISAʼs objectives over the past two years. Today, we can establish that: The cooperation with our customers has been strengthened and the efficiency of our services is steadily increasing. 2022 may well bring us all a little more normality again. (Photo: Lisa Burth)To notice

Thursday, 10. February 2022

Endo Anaconda forever!

Poet, composer and musician Endo Anaconda passed away on 1 February 2022. The singer of the Berne dialect band Stiller Has (“silent hare”) had been a SUISA member since 1990. Obituary by Jürg Halter. (Photo: Nina Rieben)To notice

Tuesday, 08. February 2022

Going through times of crisis with strong cooperational partners

At a round table discussion, Christoph Bill and Alexander Bücheli, two representatives of SUISA customers from the promoter and event organising sector, and Irène Philipp Ziebold, SUISA COO, spoke about crisis management during the pandemic. Cooperation with SUISA was also a topic. (Photos: Manu Leuenberger)To notice

Friday, 28. January 2022

Board meetings December: Budget established for the year 2022

The meetings of SUISA’s Board of Directors on 12 and 13 December 2021 had unfortunately to be held in the form of a video conference again due to the recommended protective measures. Among other things, the budget for 2022 was approved at the last meetings of the year. (Photo: Tabea Hüberli & Dirk Hoogendoorn)To notice

Friday, 07. January 2022

“Musicians in Conversation”: Podcast by Helvetiarockt

Under the title “Musicians in Conversation”, Helvetiarockt – the Swiss coordination office and networking platform for female musicians in jazz, pop, and rock, launched a podcast series in December 2020. The second series starts on Friday 7 January 2022. The focus is on fostering the visibility of role models and on networking within the Swiss music scene. SUISA is a partner of the new podcast series. (Photo: Valentina Mahler)To notice

Thursday, 23. December 2021

Explanatory video about background music in companies

Many companies play music or show broadcasts for background entertainment. To do so requires a licence from SUISA. SUISA’s new explanatory video illustrates the main points.To notice

Monday, 20. December 2021

New features in member services of SUISA

SUISA has been enhancing its online service for years now, especially for music authors and music publishers. Self-service is key: It should be easy and comfortable for members to access all SUISA services online. This does not just save time for members: SUISA can thus also increase its efficiency and therefore distribute more money to rightsholders. In 2022, the conditions for membership will also be amended. (Photo: PopTika / Shutterstock.com)To notice

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