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Monday, 18. September 2017

“Intuition and emotional effect are more important to me than inflexible concepts”

FONDATION SUISA awarded Balz Bachmann the Film Music Prize 2017 for his original compositions for Wilfried Meightry’s film documentary “Bis ans Ende der Träume” (Until the end of dreams). Guest author Markus Ganz in an interview with Balz Bachmann. (Photo: Patrick Hari)To notice

Thursday, 14. September 2017

Composition in time and space

On Saturday, 23 September 2017, during the Basel Biennale Zeiträume (‘spaces in time’), which unifies new music and architecture, one female and three male composers will discuss at an open platform how their works are created. (Photo: Anna Katharina Scheidegger)To notice

Friday, 08. September 2017

SUISA members are committed to a strong public service

Around 1,500 composers, lyricists and publishers of music in Switzerland have committed to public service. In a resolution, the Swiss parliament emphasised the importance of the fee-financed TV and radio bill. The resolution was launched at the SUISA annual general meeting in June 2017. SUISA is the cooperative society for composers, lyricists and music publishers in Switzerland and Liechtenstein. To notice

Friday, 08. September 2017

Application process for the Schedler Music Songwriter Camp 2018 now open to SUISA members

For the sixth time now, Rudi Schedler Musikverlag GmbH is organising the international “Pop & Schlager Songwriter Camp” between 13 and 18 January 2018. SUISA members may submit their application for a place in the Schedler Music Songwriter Camp 2018 until 31 October 2017. (Photo: Ratko Photography)To notice

Wednesday, 30. August 2017

First Swiss songwriting camp for the Eurovision Song Contest

The Powerplay Studios in Maur recently played host to renowned songwriters and producers from Switzerland and abroad as they attended a songwriting camp to write entries for arguably the most famous music competition in Europe – the Eurovision Song Contest. This is the first time that a songwriting camp like this for the ESC has taken place in Switzerland. The camp was supported by SUISA, the cooperative society for composers, lyricists and publishers of music in Switzerland and Liechtenstein.To notice

Sunday, 13. August 2017

Toni Vescoli: A year full of vitality and anniversaries

Toni Vescoli was born on 18th July, 75 years ago. 55 years ago, on 19th September, the musician from Zurich founded the legendary beat music band Les Sauterelles. It is celebrating its anniversary with a tour that starts during the “Beatles week” in Liverpool. At the same time, Toni Vescoli continues to perform with his dialect projects “MacheWasiWill” (dowhatilike), “imDUO” and “Toni VESCOLI&Co”. (Foto: Kessler)To notice

Friday, 28. July 2017

SUISA, an attractive employer

One day ahead of the General Assembly 2017, SUISA’s Committees for Tariffs and Distribution, for Organisation and Communication as well as the entire SUISA Board held their respective meetings. Agenda items for discussion included the auditors’ report, a new set of staff regulations for SUISA employees and a resolution for a strong public service, among others. (Photo: SUISA)To notice

Wednesday, 26. July 2017

SUISA Senior Vice President Vincent Salvadé elected Vice President of CISAC's Legal Committee.

The annual meeting of CISAC's Legal Committee took place on 27 and 28 June 2017 in Warsaw, Poland. The Committee serves as a forum for CISAC members to exchange information on legal developments in the area of copyright and collective management in their respective countries. To notice

Wednesday, 19. July 2017

The Power of Music

What would life be without music? Zurich-based music studio Spacetrain produced a music short film “An Ode to Music”. SUISA members Dean Montenegro and Dave Macloed composed the music for this production. It tells the stories of people whose lives only make sense due to the sound of music.To notice

Monday, 10. July 2017

Great Garbo nominated for the 2017 Music & Sound Awards

Great honour for SUISA members Diego, Nora and Lionel Baldenweg (Great Garbo Music). The three Swiss composers have been nominated for the international Music & Sound Awards for their film score for the short film "La Femme et le TGV" in the category Best Original Composition - Short Film Score. (photo: Eduard Meltzer) To notice

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