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Thursday, 30. March 2017

“As a songwriter, you’re some sort of a lone wolf”

Debrah Scarlett already enjoyed international fame before releasing her début EP “DYS(U)TOPIA” in mid-March. Prior to that, the Norwegian-Swiss musician joined SUISA. (Photo: Stian Foss)To notice

Monday, 27. March 2017

Call for candidacies: 2017 Film Music Prize (documentary)

FONDATION SUISA awards its Film Music Prize, worth 25'000 francs, for the second time in the category documentary.To notice

Thursday, 23. March 2017

Mint Digital Services: FAQs

SUISA and SESAC, a US collective management organisation, have established Mint Digital Services as a joint venture. Mint Digital Services will take over the invoicing and administration services for SESAC and SUISA's online licensing activities. The joint venture will also offer services to publishers and collective management organisations. Warner/Chappel Music, a major publisher, is already using Mint's services. Here the main FAQs. (Graphics: Hej - Büro für Strategie und Gestaltung in Kultur und Wirtschaft, Zurich)To notice

Thursday, 23. March 2017

SUISA and SESAC Launch Mint Digital Services and Join Forces with Warner/Chappell Music as its First Client

This March, the U.S. musical rights organization SESAC Holdings, Inc., and the Swiss authors’ rights society SUISA launched the joint venture Mint Digital Services, which was announced last August. The company will be responsible for invoicing and administration of multi-territorial license agreements with online service providers. To notice

Wednesday, 22. March 2017

SUISA member services: one look back, one look forward

Quicker pay-outs due to quarterly settlements, simpler data processing via online works registrations, digital access to statements via “my account”, more efficiency via online forms … What’s next – settlements in “real time”? Will there be no more paper dispatched in future? (Photo: Archimede / Shutterstock.com)To notice

Tuesday, 21. March 2017

Swiss Copyright Review: SUISA in charge of a working group

Given the diverging reactions to the preliminary draft for the copyright law review, Federal Councillor Simonetta Sommaruga consulted the AGUR12 again in the summer of 2016 – the latter is a working group consisting of representatives from the affected sectors. The working group had the goal to look for conjoint solutions. (Photo: Museum for Commnication / Hannes Saxer)To notice

Monday, 20. March 2017

Archipel Festival: Rendez-vous with contemporary music

Now for the 26th time, the Archipel Festival offers an opportunity for a rendez-vous with contemporary music creation between 24 March and 02 April 2017. For the first time, SUISA will be involved in the Archipel Festival this year. With SUISA’s support, an info day for young music creators will be held on 01 April 2017, as well as a public talk session with composers. More in the interview with festival director Marc Texier which has been carried out in writing. (Photo: Festival Archipel / Isabelle Meister)To notice

Friday, 17. March 2017

La Tessinoise: Much ado about the Ticino

Over the Easter period, it's not just the palm trees and nice weather that make the Ticino attractive: Over a three-day period, you can get a good impression of what the Indie-Pop-/Rock scene has on offer in the Ticino. (Photo: Robert Huber)To notice

Thursday, 16. March 2017

Marco Zappa: 50 anni di musica

A story of 50 years’ success: The only sustained career in Switzerland in relation to the “canzone italiana” – in all its dimensions. An undisputed, and undoubtedly significant fact about the singer songwriter Marco Zappa from Bellinzona, who has become the focal point of music culture in the Ticino again at the beginning of the year. This comes with the release of his new album “PuntEBarrier” which contains 18 unpublished songs, and a tour across Switzerland starting on 14 March 2017 in the Teatro Sociale Bellinzona. (Photo: Manu Leuenberger)To notice

Tuesday, 14. March 2017

20 years M4music – with SUISA in the midst of it

Over the last 20 years, the M4music festival has become an important get-together of the Swiss Pop music sector. In 2017, its anniversary, the festival offers numerous networking opportunities, information events, evening concerts as well as a showcase stage for young Swiss talents. Such a variety of activities enables the audience to catch a broader, sophisticated glimpse into current music affairs. (Photo: Alessandro Della Bella)To notice

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