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.


News

Session letter june 2018

Swisscopyright, the umbrella organisation of the five collecting societies in Switzerland, presents the session letter june 2018 with short articles about the copyright (the letter is available in German and French). 

» moreto article: Session letter june 2018

The Gambling Act secures contributions from legal gambling that are important for Swiss artists. The law ensures that profits can be used for charitable purposes such as social projects, sport and culture, and to finance the OA-SI/DI.

» moreto article: YES to the Gambling Act - make worthwhile use of profits to support art and culture

Ph!l!pp Schweidler

"SWISSPERFORM ensures that performing artists are fairly and equitably remunerated for their work. Given today's tight production budgets, its contribution to Switzerland's musical creation is essential."