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Thursday, 15. June 2017

To be continued: Our success story, spanning more than 90 years

The General Assembly of our Cooperative Society will take place on Friday, 23 June 2017, in Zurich. Members will have the opportunity during the General Assembly to co-determine the destiny of their cooperative society. Apart from the positive results of the annual accounts for 2016, SUISA is also going to report on the Joint Venture Mint Digital Services, co-founded with SESAC, plus on the developments regarding the copyright revision and the debate on the ‘service public’. (Photo: Hannah McKay)To notice

Tuesday, 13. June 2017

“Hands-on” – the new Common Tariff K

The new Joint Tariff K applies to events which have taken place since 01 January 2017. An overview of the changes to the concert tariff in force and some answers to frequently asked questions which have arisen based on the experience gathered with the new provisions in the first few months. (Photo: Tabea Hüberli)To notice

Monday, 12. June 2017

Career and calling | plus video

How do I found and run an ensemble for contemporary music? Where do I get subsidies for my music projects from? What is the purpose of SUISA and Swissperform? How do I distribute my works via the internet? Impressions gathered during the first ever “Journée d’orientation professionelle” at the Festival Archipel 2017. (Photo: Manu Leuenberger)To notice

Friday, 09. June 2017

The beats from others – but your own songs

The melody is a catchy tune but the groove just doesn’t match. For days, you haven’t got rhythm while some ingenious lyrics are on the tip of your tongue. There are many reasons why creators use someone else’s raw material for their own songs. The following legal and practical tips on how to deal with bought-out beats help you keep in sync with formalities. (Photo: PrinceOfLove / Shutterstock.com)To notice

Sunday, 04. June 2017

Publishers’ participation at SUISA not at risk

A decision by the European Court of Justice dating back to 2015 and two German court decisions made last year have challenged the basic principle of a participation of publishers with respect to remuneration paid out by collective management organisations. Here are the reasons why what happened at Gema cannot repeat itself at SUISA. (Photo: Niroworld / Shutterstock.com)To notice

Friday, 02. June 2017

Meeting of the SUISA Board – April 2017

During its spring meeting, the SUISA Board dealt with the financial results of the previous year. It approved SUISA’s annual accounts for 2016 as well as those of the Pension Fund for Authors and Publishers. Items on the agenda included the ratification of the 2016 annual report as well as the preparation of individual business items for the General Assembly on 23 June 2017 in Zurich. SUISA’s international involvement emerged during the discussion on the pricing of IPI subscriptions. (Photo: Manu Leuenberger)To notice

Tuesday, 30. May 2017

Commentary on SUISA’s annual results for 2016

SUISA can report a very successful financial year 2016. The result reflects an all-time high regarding the income from domestic copyright exploitation. In the Cooperative Society’s history of more than 90 years, this is a record sum in terms of remuneration that is due for distribution. The average cost coverage deduction remains low – about CHF 88 per CHF 100 of the income collected can be paid out to authors and publishers that are entitled to receive such remuneration. (Photo: SUISA)To notice

Tuesday, 30. May 2017

SUISA 2016 results: CHF 128.9 million for authors and publishers

For the 2016 financial year, SUISA will distribute CHF 128.9 million to composers, lyricists and publishers of music in Switzerland and abroad. This is the highest distribution settlement ever in the Cooperative's 90-year history. In 2016, SUISA's revenues reached a total of CHF 154.3 million. This is 1.6% more than in the prior year. The good results are mainly due to higher revenues from music usage on private TV and radio broadcasting stations, and to licence fees for private copying and income for online usages. In 2016 for the first time, streaming revenues exceeded revenues from downloading. Last year, SUISA managed to slightly reduce its cost-coverage deduction to 12.37%. This means that 88 of every 100 francs collected by SUISA is passed on to authors and publishers. SUISA's satisfactory 2016 results also evidence its success in negotiating tariffs and usage terms, and the reliability of its customers and partners.To notice

Sunday, 28. May 2017

Attend the SUISA General Assembly 2017 and take part in the decision-making process

SUISA’s ordinary General Assembly shall take place on Friday, 23 June 2017 in the Kaufleuten Festsaal in Zurich. How did financial year 2016 go? Who will be newly elected into the Distribution and Works Committee? What’s next for the “Service Public” at SRG? What are the aims of the recently created JV Mint Digital Services? (Photo: Juerg Isler, isler-fotografie.ch)To notice

Friday, 26. May 2017

Swiss music lives thanks to SRG’s special interest stations

The Transport and Telecommunications Committee of the National Council has moved to close down six SRG special interest stations and has filed a motion in this sense. For Swiss music creators the consequences would be devastating. These stations are precisely those that play and promote local Swiss music. Sign the online petition “Hands off special interest stations” now! (Photo: SRF)To notice

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