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

Parliament passed the revised Copyright Act in its final vote on 27 September 2019. Now, after nine years’ work, it finally comes into effect. Swisscopyright is glad that the law reflects the compromise of the copyright working group (AGUR 12). The revised Copyright Act means that authors,...

» moreto article: Revised copyright law approved after nine years

On 10 and 12 September, the Swiss parliament will be clearing up the last remaining issues in its revision of the Copyright Act (CopA). One of those issues is an idea that would favour ho-teliers by putting Swiss artists at a disadvantage. It would see hotel operators and holiday apartment owners...

» moreto article: No subsidies for hoteliers at the expense of artists – call for fair play from parliament

Adrian Frutiger

"If it weren't for SUISA, I wouldn't be able to do what I love doing. Producers do not generally pay much for the music. So rights management accounts for a large portion of my income."