Distribution example: concert

Concert distribution is made to the rightholders of the protected works performed.

Distribution example: concert receipts (Tariff Ka)

Concert with 1000 spectators, admission CHF 30.–,
concert organiser’s receipts
CHF
30'000.–
Authors’ rights remuneration10% of the receipts
(Tariff Ka)
CHF
3'000.–
Deduction for copyright-free works CHF
0.–
Payment to SUISA CHF
3'000.–

Calculation of the amount to be distributed

Authors’ rights remuneration paid to SUISA CHF
3'000.–
SUISA administrative costs (15%) CHF
450.–
Subtotal, rounded off CHF
2'550.–
Deduction for authors’ and publishers’ welfare
fund (7.5%)*
CHF
191.25
Deduction for FONDATION SUISA (2.5%)** CHF
63.75
TOTAL amount distributed CHF
2'295.–

*The pension fund contribution benefits SUISA’s direct members

**The deduction for cultural promotion serves to finance the music projects of Swiss artists.



Settlement per work

Distribution amount CHF
2'295.–
Protected music according to the programme: 100 minutes
Amount per minute (rounded off) CHF
23. –
Amount for a 4 minute song CHF
92.–

Individual distribution to the rightholders

The entire distribution amount is now distributed to the rightful authors, in each case in accordance with the documented shares in each listed work. In this example, the composer of a work receives CHF 46.– (50%), the lyricist CHF 23.– (25%) and the publisher CHF 23.– (25%).

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."