Prior to the distribution process, SWISSPERFORM deducts the shares for the funds and the shares for administration costs from the (gross) annual tariff income.

Funds for cultural and social purposes

Pursuant to Art. 48 para. 2 of the Swiss Copyright Act (CopA), Swiss collective management organisations are entitled to deduct a portion of their tariff income "for social welfare purposes and for the appropriate promotion of culture". Said deduction must not exceed 10% of tariff income.


Recipients of such allocations are the Swiss Performers' Foundation (SIS), the Swiss Foundation for Phono Producers, the Swiss Foundation for Radio and Culture, the Swiss Cultural Foundation for Audiovision, Suisseculture Sociale, Fondation Artes et Comoedia, the CAST welfare foundation and the foundation for film and audiovision (VFA/FPA).


Further information on cultural and social entities can be found here cultural and social funds.

Allocations to cultural and social funds 2012 - 2019

Administration costs

The administration cost rate defines the deduction that SWISSPERFORM calculates and executes from its 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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' income for the rights it administers on their behalves. Administration costs are used to cover SWISSPERFORM's expenses (such as salaries, rent etc.). Administration costs in 2020 amounted to CHF 5'138'410.73 which is the equivalent of an administration cost rate of 8.68%.

Administration costs 2011 - 2019
Administration costs 2012 - 2020

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