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Friday, 04. October 2019

Wanted: New member for the Distribution and Works Committee

How are collections distributed to authors and publishers? Who receives how much and from which usages of their works? Such questions are the focal points of the specification of duties of SUISA’s Distribution and Works Committee. In this governing body, suggestions are worked out which influence the allocation of the collections. Are you interested in co-determining the business and to sit on the committee? If that’s the case, we look forward to your application by 30 November 2019. (Photo: Sibylle Roth)To notice

SUISAnews
Thursday, 03. October 2019

Information regarding the September 2019 online distribution

Remuneration collected for various usage periods relating to downloads and streaming from several digital service providers (DSPs) will be paid out with the September 2019 online distribution.To notice

SUISAblog
Tuesday, 01. October 2019

Where there is no love, everything is in vain

Zurich composer and music journalist Rolf Urs Ringger passed away on 26 June 2019 aged 84. (Photo: Keystone / Gaëtan Bally)To notice

SUISAnews
Monday, 30. September 2019

Revised copyright law approved after nine years

Parliament passed the revised Copyright Act in its final vote on 27 September 2019. Now, after nine years’ work, it finally comes into effect. Swisscopyright is glad that the law reflects the compromise of the copyright working group (AGUR 12). The revised Copyright Act means that authors, performers, publishers and producers can profit from digitalisation. Action is still required regarding the transfer of value for internet platforms.To notice

SUISAblog
Friday, 13. September 2019

Intriguing insights and concerts at the Zeiträume Festival

Would you like to look over composers’ shoulders while they are working? Would you like to ask them what inspires and incites them to open new worlds for us with their works? The biennial ‘Zeiträume Basel’, a cooperation with SUISA, provides you with the opportunity to have a personal chat with authors of the works which are performed during the festival. (Photo: Johanna Köhler)To notice

SUISAblog
Wednesday, 11. September 2019

Changes in distribution for Common Tariff K and Z revenues

The CHF 20 limit for the distribution of revenues under Common Tariffs K (concerts) and Z (circuses) has been eliminated. As a result, amounts previously allocated to distribution category 4C will be otherwise regulated. The changes concern points 4.1, 4.2, 5.4 and 5.5 of SUISA’s Distribution Rules. (Photo: Tabea Hüberli)To notice

SUISAnews
Monday, 09. September 2019

No subsidies for hoteliers at the expense of artists – call for fair play from parliament

On 10 and 12 September, the Swiss parliament will be clearing up the last remaining issues in its revision of the Copyright Act (CopA). One of those issues is an idea that would favour hoteliers by putting Swiss artists at a disadvantage. It would see hotel operators and holiday apartment owners being able to use the copyright-protected works of artists without payment – even though they allow their guests to consume film and music on receivers in hotel rooms and holiday apartments as part of their commercial services. Swiss artists refuse to accept this coercion on the part of the hospitality industry and, in an open letter, are calling on the President of HotellerieSuisse and National Council candidate Andreas Züllig to play fair.To notice

SUISAnews
Thursday, 05. September 2019

SUISA Digital Licensing to manage online business for Slovakian copyright society SOZA

Slovakian copyright society SOZA has entrusted SUISA Digital Licensing with worldwide licensing and management of its members’ online music rights. For SOZA, this simplifies the management of online rights of its members - composers, lyricists and publishers of music.To notice

SUISAblog
Thursday, 05. September 2019

A tribute to Claudio Taddei

On 9 August this year, singer-songwriter and painter Claudio Taddei passed away at the age of 52. Born in Uruguay to parents from Ticino, Claudio grew up between Switzerland and South America, where he embarked on a glittering musical career that took him to the top of the South American charts. (Photo: Alejandro Persichetti)To notice

SUISAnews
Wednesday, 28. August 2019

Distribution Rules: Decision of the Federal Institute for Intellectual Property

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

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