Welcome to the website of the five Swiss collective rights management organisations!

As self-help organisations established under private law, we make it our task to ensure that all artists – from amateurs to world stars – are fairly remunerated for the use of their works. The basis for this is provided by the tariffs that we negotiate with industry, the scientific community and broadcasters. On the strength of these, we collect the payments and distribute them among the rightholders in Switzerland and abroad.

Our tasks, rights and duties are set out in detail in the Federal Copyright Law and in international agreements. We are supervised by the Federal Government. The members of our cooperatives and associations, that is to say the artists themselves, have the final say in the management.


Session letter june 2016

Swisscopyright, the umbrella organisation of the five collecting societies in Switzerland, presents the session letter june 2016 with short articles...» more

2015 at a glance

At 6.57%, collections reached a record level of CHF 22,734,527.-. Even with a very slight increase of CHF 39,363 (+1.17%) which was mainly due to the...» more

Copyright: against greater state oversight, for fair compensation

Swisscopyright, the association of the five Swiss collecting societies, is only partially satisfied with the Federal Council's proposed revision of...» more

Stellungnahme zum Entwurf für die Urheberrechtsrevision (URG)

This statement is only available in German and French. Stellungnahme zum Entwurf für die Urheberrechtsrevision (URG) Prise de position sur le...» more