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Thursday, 12. May 2022

Background on SUISA Digital’s lawsuit against Snapchat operators

Today, SUISA Digital Licensing (SUISA Digital) announced that it is suing Snap for copyright infringement. Snap operates the successful platform Snapchat. In a written interview, Fabian Niggemeier, CEO of SUISA Digital, comments on the background of the lawsuit. (Photo: Postmodern Studio / Shutterstock)To notice

Tuesday, 10. May 2022

“Us composers, we are like surgeons for peopleʼs souls”

Romanian composer Sebastian Androne-Nakanishi attracted international attention at a young age. He moved to Switzerland in 2019 and recently joined SUISA. (Photo: Markus Ganz)To notice

Monday, 04. April 2022

Applications for the 2022 SUISA Songwriting Camp | plus video

For the fifth time, SUISA is organising a songwriting camp in collaboration with Pele Loriano Productions. It takes place from 4 to 6 July 2022 at the Powerplay Studios in Maur near Zurich. SUISA members can apply for participation. (Photo: Nina Müller)To notice

Tuesday, 22. March 2022

Small rights and grand rights: who does what?

If there is one matter that regularly triggers heated debate, it is the distinction between small rights and grand rights. Small rights relate to non-theatrical musical works and fall within SUISA’s sphere of competence, while grand rights relate to dramatico-musical works and certain types of ballet and are managed by the Société Suisse des Auteurs (SSA) or directly by publishers. (Photo: Elnur / Shutterstock.com)To notice

Friday, 18. March 2022

SUISA panel at M4music: What influence does streaming have on songwriting? │ plus video

Today, music is often consumed via streaming platforms. With millions of songs available, individual pieces quickly get lost in the crowd. And songs often have to grab the listener in the first few seconds – the next song is just a click away. Does the distribution channel for streaming influence songwriting? This question will be discussed at the SUISA panel at the 2022 M4music Festival. (Photo: Nina Müller)To notice

Monday, 28. February 2022

Midem (1967-2021) – the end of an era

Midem in Cannes was the embodiment of a flourishing music business for decades. A tribute to one of the most glitzy and important international music trade fairs. (Photo: Sanuy / Midem)To notice

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