Music business organisations

Making music is so much more than just plug in a guitar, sing into a microphone or hit the drumheads. Making music equals hard work, takes time and costs money in the end. This website offers useful pieces of information: where you can get support when it comes to financing or promotion, which networks you can tap into and how collective management organisations such as SUISASUISA
Society for the collective management of rights relating to musical, non-theatrical works.
  * Contact and Website SUISA

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or SWISSPERFORM can assist you.

 

On top of this, the music business also has a political dimension. You can find helpful information on the joint website of the collective management organisations: www.swisscopyright.ch


Organisations providing support

Are you planning to go on tour, to record an album or settle down abroad? Several Swiss organisations can provide you with support for your endeavour.


Professional/trade associations - networks for music creators and event organisers

Just like there are trade unions for employees, there are professional and trade associations for musicians, publishers and event organisers. They support, advise and inform their membersmembers
Performers, producers and broadcasters can become members of SWISSPERFORM pursuant to Art. 3 of the Articles of Association (german version).

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and also get involved at political level for their membersmembers
Performers, producers and broadcasters can become members of SWISSPERFORM pursuant to Art. 3 of the Articles of Association (german version).

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' rights.


Swiss collective management organisations

The five Swiss collective management organisations ProLitterisProLitteris
Society for the collective management of rights relating to literature, photography and visual arts.
  * Contact and Website ProLitteris

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, SSASSA
Society for the collective management of rights relating to literary and musical theatrical works.
  *  Contact and Website SSA

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, SUISASUISA
Society for the collective management of rights relating to musical, non-theatrical works.
  * Contact and Website SUISA

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, SUISSIMAGESUISSIMAGE
Society for the collective management of rights relating to audiovisual works.
  * Contact and Website SUISSIMAGE

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and SWISSPERFORM are jointly involved in promoting fair remuneration for all creatives - from amateurs to international stars - when their works are used.


Partners and further information

Here is some more information and additional useful addresses where you can find further help as a performing artist or producer: