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Sunday, 27. January 2019

SUISA mourns the passing of member Michel Legrand

On Saturday morning, the French composer, pianist, singer and arranger Michel Legrand passed away at the age of 86. Legrand was one of the world’s most important film score composers and won three Oscars and five Grammys, among other awards, for his compositions. In addition to film scores, he was passionate about jazz music and worked together with artists such as Edith Piaf, Ray Charles, Barbara Streisand and Frank Sinatra. Legrand had been a member of SUISA since 1998.To notice

Wednesday, 14. November 2018

Valid 2019 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

Tuesday, 04. December 2018

“Get Going” contributions and “Carte Blanche” awarded for the first time

As part of its new funding policy, FONDATION SUISA made four “Get Going!” and one “Carte Blanche” grants for the first time. A “Get Going!” start-up funding of CHF 25,000 each is allocated to Beat Gysin, Bertrand Denzler, Michael Künstle and the Duo Eclecta. The “Carte Blanche” amounting to CHF 80,000 is bestowed to Cécile Marti. (Photo: Ingo Höhn)To notice

Thursday, 29. November 2018

When SUISA does politics

SUISA and the other Swiss rights administration societies have never been as actively involved in politics as in 2018. This shows that music, and culture in general, have become ubiquitous in our society. Music and culture are multi-faceted and are affected by a great number of political issues. But is it really justified for SUISA to become engaged in politics? (Photo: Trybex / Shutterstock.com)To notice

Tuesday, 27. November 2018

Arrangement of works in the public domain

Seeking inspiration from others, arranging existing works for different instrumentation, incorporating all or part of existing compositions into new works … these are age-old practices. What pitfalls have to be avoided when you undertake a musical arrangement? (Photo: Tabea Hüberli)To notice

Sunday, 25. November 2018

SUISA membership in numbers

More than 38,000 authors and publishers have instructed SUISA with the management of their rights. Where are they from, how old are they and are there more men or women who are composers? (Graphics: Crafft Communication)To notice

Friday, 23. November 2018

Personnel changes in SUISA’s Music Department

At the end of September 2018, Ernst Meier, Head of the Music Department, retired after 33 years’ work for authors and publishers. His successor is Andres Pfister. (Photo: Sibylle Roth)To notice

Tuesday, 20. November 2018

Introduction of a process-oriented organisation chart at SUISA

SUISA’s organisational structure changes from 01 January 2019 onwards. The Board had decided to implement the project “Horizon 2019” upon the request by General Management. (Graphics: Crafft Communication)To notice

Wednesday, 14. November 2018

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

Tuesday, 13. November 2018

Invoicing licence fees for background music and TV reception in businesses as of 2019

Businesses that play background music on their premises or show broadcasts on screens are required to pay licence fees in accordance with Common Tariff 3a. As of 2019, SUISA will once again manage all customers under this Tariff directly. (Photo: Unsplash, Victor Xok)To notice

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