International collaboration

Users – radio and television broadcasters for example – wanting to purchase rights for a particular utilisation, do not wish to do so solely for Swiss works, but for any work irrespective of geographical origin. The collective rights management organisations in the different countries have therefore given themselves the task of mutual representation of their members' rights. In this way they also are able to grant users the rights to foreign works, to some extent even the entire so-called “world repertoire”. 

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."