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Tuesday, 28. April 2020

“This situation will put everyone – musicians, technicians, insiders – to the test”

With the “Music for tomorrow” project, SUISA aims to support its members in these difficult times. We offer artists a platform where they can talk about their current situation while in lockdown and present one of their works. The prelude is made by the Ticino composer and harpist Kety Fusco. In a written interview she talks about her everyday life in lockdown and why not that much has actually changed for her. (Photo: Kety Fusco / Nina Müller)To notice

Friday, 24. April 2020

SUISA extends payment deadline for its customers

From April 2020 and until further notice, SUISA will grant an extension of the payment period on invoices issued from 30 to 90 days. For music not used in connection with the official regulations against the spread of the corona pandemic, copyright fees will be dropped. (Photo: Federal Office of Public Health)To notice

Tuesday, 21. April 2020

The revised copyright law has come into force

The coronavirus pandemic has naturally eclipsed this event. Yet the amended Federal Copyright Act came into force on 1 April 2020 after the Pirate Party failed its attempt to launch a popular referendum. (Photo: Manu Leuenberger)To notice

Tuesday, 14. April 2020

UNESCO is launching a global movement: ResiliArt. Take part at the inaugural debate on 15 April 2020.

ResiliArt sheds light on the current state of creative industries amidst crisis through an exclusive global discussion with key industry professionals while capturing experiences and voices of resilience from artists – both established and emerging – on social media. Together, it raises awareness about the far-reaching ramification of COVID-19 across the sector and aims at supporting artists during and following the crisis. The inaugural debate will take place on 15 April 2020, World Art Day, in partnership with CISAC.To notice

Thursday, 12. March 2020

Distribution Rules: Decision of the Federal Institute for Intellectual Property

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

Tuesday, 10. March 2020

Collective management is a service for music creators and music users alike

Whether it’s background music in businesses or the new blanket license deal covering videos with music on the internet for small businesses: In both cases, a lot of music by a lot of rightsholders (composers, lyricists, music publishers) is used by a large number of companies. SUISA acts as a point of contact for these companies as well as for the beneficiaries, simplifying the authorisation for the use of works and processing the due copyright royalties. (Photo: one photo / Shutterstock.com)To notice

Sunday, 08. March 2020

Penny-pinching in digital music distribution

Business in the online sector has been subject to constant change - not only for copyright societies. In the second part of the interview, SUISA CEO Andreas Wegelin reports on the status quo and provides an outlook on the scenarios that are being discussed. (Photo: LikeBerry)To notice

Saturday, 07. March 2020

Brave new world

There is hardly any other technical development that has turned the music business upside down as much as the success of platforms such as YouTube. And hardly any technical development has been as remiss in the treatment of authors’ rights as the internet. In this interview, SUISA CEO Andreas Wegelin explores opportunities and difficulties of this rather young business sector. (Photo: Günter Bolzern)To notice

Friday, 06. March 2020

Helvetiarockt: SUISA supports the voice of female musicians in Switzerland | plus video

Women are still underrepresented in music, on stage and as producers. For this reason, the association Helvetiarockt has been standing up for women in Pop, Jazz and Rock in Switzerland. Since 2019, SUISA is a partner to and supports Helvetiarockt and participated in the “Female* Songwriting Camp” at the Fri-Son, Fribourg, last August. (Photo: Sibylle Roth)To notice

Thursday, 05. March 2020

The Artist’s Agreement compared with the Publishing Agreement

The economic producer (a label, for example) finances the production of sound recordings containing performances by p artists with the intent to subsequently promote and exploit the recordings commercially. The artist’s agreement regulates the resulting rights between the performer and the producer. The artist’s agreement is often confused with the publishing agreement. An overview of the differences between the two contracts. (Photo: Tabea Hüberli)To notice

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