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Wednesday, 25. November 2020

Negotiating in the age of corona … and with corona

Negotiating is one of SUISA’s key functions. SUISA negotiates tariffs and contracts inter alia. It must safeguard the interests of its members, ensure their legitimate demands are understood and accepted, and obtain the best possible terms for musical creation. It does this through discussion and compromise: in a nutshell, through human relations. But last spring, a new player invited itself to the negotiating table: Covid-19. (Photo: Tabea Hüberli & Dirk Hoogendoorn)To notice

Friday, 20. November 2020

Legal consequences of concert cancellations for Covid-19

Regrettably, owing to the coronavirus, some musical events have had to be cancelled. What are the consequences of such cancellations for the artists and organisers concerned? Is the artist still entitled to the contractual fee? (Photo: Disq)To notice

Friday, 13. November 2020

Musicdirectory.ch: Having a beer with a music platform

Elia of Helvetiarockt [Helvetia rocks] met musicdirectory.ch for a pint of beer. Keeping your social distance under blue skies. The last few weeks have been turbulent. On 20 October 2020, the platform Music Directory was presented in public for the first time, after that, things went crazy. Both in terms of campaign work and inside the new database. So it was high time to raise a glass together. To notice

Friday, 06. November 2020

Corona pandemic: Offices in Lausanne will be closed to the public until further notice.

Since Friday, 6 November, the SUISA offices in Lausanne will, until further notice, be exceptionally closed to the public. There is also only limited access to the offices in Zurich and Lugano for visitors, masks are compulsory throughout the buildings, and the staff do, in line with the recommendation from the authorities, mainly work from home. If possible, visitors are asked to get in touch via telephone or email. SUISA shall of course continue its services in this situation.To notice

Thursday, 05. November 2020

Extension of the emergency support scheme of Suisseculture Sociale until 31/12/2021

The emergency support via Suisseculture Social will be continued under the Covid-19 law. Full time creative professionals who have their residence in Switzerland, may submit a here request from Thursday, 5 November 2020. We recommend to all creators and artists who are entitled to make a claim and who are in a financial emergency situation, that they submit a request now, and not wait until all of the reserves have been used. To notice

Thursday, 29. October 2020

Online licensing activities require early work registrations

From a sales perspective, online music distribution provides enormous opportunities. With little effort, music can be made available to a global audience within an instant. The distribution of copyright royalties, however, is complex when it comes to online usages. This is also due to the fact that the processes differ from those for performing and broadcasting rights. The most important advice is: First, register the work with SUISA as early as possible, then publish it online. (Photo: Anutr Yossundara / Shutterstock.com)To notice

Monday, 26. October 2020

Medienmitteilung der Taskforce Culture: Der Kultursektor braucht Klarheit und einheitliche Regeln (not available in english)

Der Kultursektor kann nachvollziehen, dass zur Eindämmung der Covid-19-Pandemie einschneidendere Massnahmen notwendig sind. Diese werden aber viele Kulturschaffende und Kulturunternehmen endgültig existenziell gefährden. Staatliche Einschränkungen der wirtschaftlichen Tätigkeiten müssen mit rascher und unbürokratischer finanzieller Hilfe abgefedert werden. Der Einbezug der Kulturverbände auf allen Ebenen der Staatsorganisation (Bund, Kantone und Gemeinden) ist wichtiger denn je.To notice

Wednesday, 21. October 2020

Income and expenditure, investments and an anniversary

A wide-ranging list of topics was on the agenda for discussion at the meetings of the SUISA Board on 28 and 29 September 2020. For the first time after the disruption caused by corona, a part of the meeting participants met in Lausanne while respecting the protective measures in person, while some members of the Board of Directors joined via videoconferencing from their home office. (Photo: Tabea Hüberli & Dirk Hoogendoorn)To notice

Wednesday, 21. October 2020

SUISA reacts to massive surge in corona cases

Since Friday, 16 October, there is an obligation to wear a mask on the SUISA premises and staff are working predominantly from home in line with the recommendation of the authorities. Access to the office premises for visitors is limited. If possible, visitors are asked to get in touch via telephone or email.To notice

Tuesday, 06. October 2020

New Swiss folk music

Folk music in Switzerland has been booming in recent decades. In this dossier, we take a look at this new delight in tradition.To notice

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