Audio performers

Audio performersAudio performers
This category primarily includes musicians, conductors, choirmasters and singers.

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(musicians, singers, conductors, narrators etc.), who contributed to productions that are used by Swiss radio and TV stations have a right to receive remuneration from SWISSPERFORM.

 

Please read the following pages to find out how such remuneration is distributed and how you as a performer can participate in the distribution of the proceeds.

 

Extension of the term of protection in the Principality of Liechtenstein

The term of protection for owners or neighbouring rightsneighbouring rights
Also referred to as related rights, these are the rights for performing artists...
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on musical compositions with lyrics was extended on 01 September 2014 from 50 to 70 years. The legislative adaptation only applies to and exclusively in relation to the Principality of Liechtenstein (FL). Switzerland has not adapted its copyright act; the protection term for neighbouring rightsneighbouring rights
Also referred to as related rights, these are the rights for performing artists...
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applicable is still 50 years. » more

FAQ Audio performers

How long can I claim my remuneration?

All claims of right holdersright holders
Right holders are persons who are entitled to a share of the collected remuneration. The distribution rules distinguish between the following five right holder groups:...
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against SWISSPERFORM lapse after a period of five years after the main distributionmain distribution
Main distribution audio performers
The distribution always covers the previous (usage) year, not the current calendar year. Example: Our main distribution 2015 is the first time we pay out remuneration for broadcasts that took place in 2014.
 
Main distribution audiovisual performers
Films and series: Broadcasts that took place two years ago are included in this distribution. Example: Our main distribution 2015 is the first time we pay out remuneration for broadcasts that took place in 2013.
  * Sound tracks and other audiovisual performances: see main distribution audio performers

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has been run; however at the latest by 31 December of the sixth year following the respective usage (cf. item 1.5.7 distribution rules).