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Tuesday, 09. January 2018

Eurovision Song Contest: Swiss songwriting camp by Pele Loriano Productions and SUISA a huge success

The Swiss broadcaster SRF announced the six songs that will be in the running for the Swiss entry to the Eurovision Song Contest (ESC) 2018 today. Four of the six entries were created at the Swiss songwriting camp held by Pele Loriano Productions and SUISA at Powerplay Studios in Maur. (Photo: Manu Leuenberger)To notice

Wednesday, 20. December 2017

Subsidised broadcasters offer more variety and more SUISA repertoire

Subsidised radio and TV broadcasters in Switzerland and Liechtenstein tend to create more broadcasting space for the music of SUISA members than privately financed channels. Moreover, the majority of the broadcasters supported by the Swiss Federation play more diverse music titles than their counterparts which are focussed on advertising revenue. In the interest of our local music creation and the cultural diversity, we therefore have to reject an abolition of the solidarity-based fees for public service media. (Photo: Radio BeO)To notice

Friday, 15. December 2017

Pay-out for online collections planned for December 2017 postponed

The 4th distribution planned for mid-December 2017 of online collections arising from downloads and streaming could not be run as planned and therefore it had to be postponed. To notice

Friday, 01. December 2017

Copyright Act Review: Authors and publishers must benefit more from the online exploitation of their works

Last week, the Federal Council has adopted a dispatch on the new Copyright Act. SUISA is in principle content with the current version of the law. The solutions achieved in the working group for the Copyright Act (AGUR12 II) were implemented. In order for authors, performers, publishers and producers to benefit better from the digitisation, it is necessary to adopt important additions. The “Transfer of Value”, for example, is extremely disappointing for creators and artists: Internet giants’ platforms continue to be the ones that cash in on the online exploitation of music and films. Creators and artists - and thus the suppliers of the content - are almost left empty-handed. (Image: yaichatchai / Shutterstock.com)To notice

Wednesday, 29. November 2017

Migros Kulturprozent and FONDATION SUISA to award CHF 50,000 to Swiss live music clubs

Migros-Kulturprozent and FONDATION SUISA are honouring small and medium-sized Swiss music clubs for the first time. To notice

Monday, 27. November 2017

Martin Korrodi to head the performance rights department

Martin Korrodi will take over as head of the performance rights department in Zurich and Lausanne on 1st December 2017. By designating Martin Korrodi, who joined SUISA in 2013 and works in the legal department, to replace Chantal Bolzern, SUISA has opted for an in-house solution.To notice

Friday, 24. November 2017

Blockchain - an ending or future for collective management organisations?

Dear members, everyone in the music industry is talking about “Blockchain” at the moment. It appears that this technology which is based on “smart contracts” gets away without intermediaries: The composer could therefore be paid for concert tickets or music streaming directly. There is even word in the street that this could be the end of collective management organisations. Same old story. (Photo: Screenshot ujomusic.com)To notice

Monday, 20. November 2017

SUISA remuneration is subject to AHV (pension) contributions

Copyright royalties paid out by SUISA are deemed as earned income from independent activities and therefore have to be taken into consideration for the Swiss Compensation Office (pension funds). That way, later claims and pension reductions at a later stage in life can be avoided. (Photo: Crafft)To notice

Tuesday, 14. November 2017

“I think it’s particularly exciting when I don’t know which direction a song is going to take”

James Gruntz recently released his new album “Waves”. An important role in the creation of this album is the composer in residence year that the 30-year-old songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, producer and singer has been granted by FONDATION SUISA. (Photo: Gregor Brändli)To notice

Saturday, 11. November 2017

Julien-François Zbinden: 100 years’ old!

Julien-François Zbinden is a pianist, composer, writer and ... 100 years’ old. On 11 November 2017, the honorary member of SUISA will celebrate his centennial birthday. For the occasion, the author Jean-Pierre Mathez has been invited to review the jubilarian’s life and work. (Photo: Yvan Ischer)To notice

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