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.


The Swiss Federal Audit Office (SFAO), the highest supervisory body of the Federal Parliament, audited the Institute of Intellectual Property's (IPI) supervisory activities over the collecting societies in summer 2022. (text in German)

» moreto article: SFAO report on the supervision of collecting societies

Session letter june 2022

Swisscopyright, the umbrella organisation of the five collecting societies in Switzerland, presents the session letter june 2022 with short articles about the copyright (the letter is available in German and French).

» moreto article: Session letter june 2022

Philippe Saire

"The SSA takes great care in analysing the author's creative process and often anticipates the needs that may arise when an author asserts his rights."