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Thursday, 05. December 2019

10 years of Helvetiarockt: Amplify the voice of women*

For the last 10 years, the association Helvetiarockt has been fighting for a better representation of women* in the music scene. Time for a review. (Photo: Tabea Hüberli)To notice

Monday, 25. November 2019

Setting to music

Whether they write choir music or a pop-song, composers are often inspired by an existing text which they want to use or excerpt in their new composition or song. What should you be mindful of in the use of third-party texts? How do you obtain permission to set a text to music, and what points should the permission cover? (Photo: Tabea Hüberli)To notice

Thursday, 21. November 2019

Switzerland finally has a new copyright law!

On 27 September 2019, both the National Council and the Council of States at last held a final vote approving the partial revision of the Swiss Federal Copyright Act, ending a process initiated in 2010 with a postulate by Géraldine Savary. It is now for the Federal Council to determine when the modernised Copyright Act will come into force – unless a referendum is successful. (Photo: Parliament Services 3003 Bern)To notice

Monday, 18. November 2019

How SUISA distributes fees collected for background entertainment

More than 100,000 companies in Switzerland use music, TV and films for background entertainment purposes. For these usages, the companies pay a fee based on Common Tariff 3a to authors, publishers, performers or producers. How and to whom are these revenues paid? (Photo: Nomad_Soul / Shutterstock.com)To notice

Thursday, 14. November 2019

Two new faces for the Board meeting in autumn

At the General Meeting in June 2019, two new members were elected into the SUISA Board. At the first meeting after the elections in the course of the autumn meetings, the Board has reconstituted itself and dealt with cost unit accounting and business strategy. (Photos: Simon Tanner; Sibylle Roth)To notice

Tuesday, 12. November 2019

Videos with music on the internet: New offer for small enterprises

Until now, enterprises and individuals had to license each video with music on their websites and social media channels individually at SUISA. From November 2019 onwards, SUISA and its partner Audion GmbH offer an annual lump sum for online usage of music in web videos to small enterprises. (Photo: Rawpixel.com / Shutterstock)To notice

Tuesday, 05. November 2019

Finding her own universe

Cécile Marti is one of the most outstanding protagonists of contemporary music in Switzerland. In her work, the composer and sculptor tries to combine different forms of expression to make an impressive separate entity. In the near future, hopefully ballet will also be added to the dialogue between sound and sculpture. FONDATION SUISA is supporting the artistic vision of this Zurich resident with a Carte Blanche grant of 80,000 Swiss francs. (Photo: Suzie Maeder)To notice

Tuesday, 29. October 2019

“The Director’s Blog” – “We want to make our work more visible”

The FONDATION SUISA, a non-profit foundation, has been promoting the latest Swiss music creations since 1989. You can read about how this is done in detail in the newly launched “Director’s Blog”. Foundation Director Urs Schnell wishes to increase the “visibility of our activities” by doing so. (Photo: FONDATION SUISA)To notice

Friday, 25. October 2019

Valid 2020 Tariffs

Tariff negotiations took place this year as well. As soon as a new tariff is approved by the Federal Arbitration Commission for copyright and neighbouring rights, we make it available here for downloading. At the beginning of the year, the new tariff will also be available from the Download Center and the relevant tariff page.To notice

Wednesday, 23. October 2019

Distribution Rules: Decision of the Federal Institute for Intellectual Property

The Federal Institute for Intellectual Property has approved the following amendments to SUISA's Distribution Rules:To notice

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