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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

Friday, 23. June 2017

SUISA resolution for a strong public service

SUISA’s resolution asks Swiss Parliament members to keep in mind the role of reception fee-financed broadcasters and to maintain their position in the debate over the ‘No Billag’ (no radio and television fees) initiative and other motions attempting to restrict the SRG SSR. (photo: SRF)To notice

Friday, 23. June 2017

SUISA members sign off on resolution for a strong public service

At SUISA’s general meeting, composers, lyricists and music publishers adopted and signed off on a resolution to strengthen the public service. In the resolution, SUISA members ask the Swiss Parliament to take into account the key role of reception fee-financed TV and radio broadcasters. For music professionals in particular, the Swiss Broadcasting Corporation (SRG SSR) represents a vital platform thanks to its high proportion of Swiss music. SRG SSR broadcasters help people discover Swiss music and bring it to the attention of a wide audience. To notice

Thursday, 15. June 2017

To be continued: Our success story, spanning more than 90 years

The General Assembly of our Cooperative Society will take place on Friday, 23 June 2017, in Zurich. Members will have the opportunity during the General Assembly to co-determine the destiny of their cooperative society. Apart from the positive results of the annual accounts for 2016, SUISA is also going to report on the Joint Venture Mint Digital Services, co-founded with SESAC, plus on the developments regarding the copyright revision and the debate on the ‘service public’. (Photo: Hannah McKay)To notice

Tuesday, 13. June 2017

“Hands-on” – the new Common Tariff K

The new Joint Tariff K applies to events which have taken place since 01 January 2017. An overview of the changes to the concert tariff in force and some answers to frequently asked questions which have arisen based on the experience gathered with the new provisions in the first few months. (Photo: Tabea Hüberli)To notice

Monday, 12. June 2017

Career and calling | plus video

How do I found and run an ensemble for contemporary music? Where do I get subsidies for my music projects from? What is the purpose of SUISA and Swissperform? How do I distribute my works via the internet? Impressions gathered during the first ever “Journée d’orientation professionelle” at the Festival Archipel 2017. (Photo: Manu Leuenberger)To notice

Friday, 09. June 2017

The beats from others – but your own songs

The melody is a catchy tune but the groove just doesn’t match. For days, you haven’t got rhythm while some ingenious lyrics are on the tip of your tongue. There are many reasons why creators use someone else’s raw material for their own songs. The following legal and practical tips on how to deal with bought-out beats help you keep in sync with formalities. (Photo: PrinceOfLove / Shutterstock.com)To notice

Sunday, 04. June 2017

Publishers’ participation at SUISA not at risk

A decision by the European Court of Justice dating back to 2015 and two German court decisions made last year have challenged the basic principle of a participation of publishers with respect to remuneration paid out by collective management organisations. Here are the reasons why what happened at Gema cannot repeat itself at SUISA. (Photo: Niroworld / Shutterstock.com)To notice

Friday, 02. June 2017

Meeting of the SUISA Board – April 2017

During its spring meeting, the SUISA Board dealt with the financial results of the previous year. It approved SUISA’s annual accounts for 2016 as well as those of the Pension Fund for Authors and Publishers. Items on the agenda included the ratification of the 2016 annual report as well as the preparation of individual business items for the General Assembly on 23 June 2017 in Zurich. SUISA’s international involvement emerged during the discussion on the pricing of IPI subscriptions. (Photo: Manu Leuenberger)To notice

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