Thursday, 23. December 2021

Explanatory video about background music in companies

Many companies play music or show broadcasts for background entertainment. To do so requires a licence from SUISA. SUISA’s new explanatory video illustrates the main points.

Businesses that play background music on their premises, show broadcasts on screens, or play music for calls on hold are required to pay licence fees in accordance with Common Tariff 3a (CT 3a). SUISA has been responsible for the collection of such fees since 2019.

Many businesses do not understand when and why they have to pay. SUISA has now produced a short explanatory video illustrating the main aspects of the tariff for background music. The video also explains the difference between the licence fees for background entertainment and the radio and TV fees.

The proceeds of the fees are distributed to the relevant creators for the use of their works.

For more information about background music in companies see and the following articles on the SUISAblog:

o   Music in companies: What to consider

o   How SUISA distributes fees collected for background entertainment 

o   Common Tariff 3a: A hundred thousand new SUISA business customers




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