On 7 and 8 March 2023, SWISSPERFORM had the privilege of hosting a VRDB workshop for AV societies initialized by the international umbrella organization SCAPR (the «Virtual Recording Database» (VRDB) developed by SCAPR serves to facilitate international exchange between collective management organizations).

From SWISSPERFORM’s point of view, the event can be considered successful in two respects. On the one hand, the majority of AV societies should be able to exchange their data via VRDB by mid-year at the latest. On the other hand, SWISSPERFORM was able to upload its AV repertoire to the VRDB after the official part. SWISSPERFORM is now considered fully «onboarded» in the AV field, with SCAPR status «adopted». In other words, SWISSPERFORM can now work on the VRDB and exchange data with other collective management organizations.