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New online services in “my account” for SUISA members

Since June 2015, SUISA members have access to new services via their personal online user accounts: “my account” now offers distribution statements in pdf format, access to personal data and an improved work search facility. Text by Claudia Kempf

New online services in “my account” for SUISA members

The member portal “my account” has been made mobile-friendly and future-proof. Our personal online user account gradually offers SUISA members new functions. (Photo: Manu Leuenberger)

SUISA is gradually extending its online services for its members. The password-protected members’ area “my account” has been entirely re-developed. The redesigned platform enables functionalities in future that require a smooth exchange with the back office and other IT systems at SUISA.

Distribution statements as pdfs and access to personal data

The first version of the re-programmed online portal offers SUISA members extended options in some areas:

Members can now access all their distributions from the last five years. These distributions shall be made available in pdf for downloading.

Personal data such as postal addresses and payment addresses can be displayed. Any pseudonyms registered and the relevant IPI numbers are listed in the “profile” area.

All details were summarised for publishing members with sub-editions or several main publishers. The merged data are clearly arranged and easily accessible via one login.

Optimised functions

In addition to the above improvements, further functions of the previous version have been revised and optimised. The search in the works database contains additional functionalities. It is now possible to specifically search for provisional/temporary works registrations. A work is deemed to have been registered provisionally if SUISA has found out about it due to a usage report, but if the work has not yet, only partially, or under a completely different title been registered with SUISA by the author or publisher.

Furthermore, sub-publishers are now also shown in the works database. Finally, the online works registration has been adapted and expanded by additional entry fields.

Mobile-friendly and future-proof

Of course, our “my account” platform is compatible with mobile devices such as tablets or smartphones. We are planning to continually extend the services in the online user account by further functionalities and additional services over the next 4 years. We shall keep you informed on any related news via SUISAblog.ch, suisa.ch or in our SUISAinfo magazine.

Access to “my account” is open to every SUISA member. You can order your login for your personal online user account under:

d: www.suisa.ch/mein-konto
f: www.suisa.ch/mon-compte
i: www.suisa.ch/il-mio-conto
e: www.suisa.ch/my-account

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Since June 2015, SUISA members have access to new services via their personal online user accounts: “my account” now offers distribution statements in pdf format, access to personal data and an improved work search facility. Text by Claudia Kempf

New online services in “my account” for SUISA members

The member portal “my account” has been made mobile-friendly and future-proof. Our personal online user account gradually offers SUISA members new functions. (Photo: Manu Leuenberger)

SUISA is gradually extending its online services for its members. The password-protected members’ area “my account” has been entirely re-developed. The redesigned platform enables functionalities in future that require a smooth exchange with the back office and other IT systems at SUISA.

Distribution statements as pdfs and access to personal data

The first version of the re-programmed online portal offers SUISA members extended options in some areas:

Members can now access all...read more

First distribution of collections arising from the Youtube agreement

With its online settlementof June 2015, SUISA distributes collections based on the Youtube agreement for the first time. Income from 5 quarters is included in the payout. The total distributed amount is roughly CHF 300,000. The aim is not just to pay out for titles with advertising turnover but for all used and identifiable works, depending on the click rate. Text by Andreas Wegelin, CEO

First distribution of collections arising from the Youtube agreement

According to the reports on music use by Youtube, music from SUISA members is mainly played in the following countries outside Switzerland: Germany, France, Poland, Italy and Great Britain. (Photo: Manu Leuenberger)

The agreement between SUISA and Youtube has now been running in its second year. The agreement covers direct licensing for exploitations in 43 countries. It does, of course, cover the usages in Switzerland. For the repertoire of SUISA members, the usage from 42 additional countries is being licensed. The territory covered by the agreement includes, apart from the whole of Europe, also countries in Asia and Africa.

With its online distribution of June 2015, SUISA distributes collections based on the Youtube agreement for the first time. These licence fees and usage reports have been submitted since the beginning of the agreement from autumn 2013 to the end of 2014. From the respective 5 quarters, a total amount of about CHF 300,000 is available for distribution.

Elaborate development of the reporting system

Videos with musical contents as well as films created by users themselves with music in the background (“user generated content”) are accessible via the Youtube platform. The elaboration of a suitable reporting system with the new contractual partner turned out to be complex. The basic principle of the reporting process applied at Youtube is explained in the SUISAblog article “Why SUISA members do not have to submit registrations, if their works are on Youtube”.

The main challenge for the processing of the usage reports submitted by Youtube is not just the enormous data volume but also the data quality – especially that of the “user generated content”. Videos by private users hardly contain information on the used (music) material. This segment, which Youtube calls “non music”, could not be identified due to a lack of exact data. As a consequence, no money will be allocated to these segments.

Things are different, however, for the so-called “music” segments: For the 15-month distribution period, SUISA has processed reports on music use by Youtube with approximately 3.2m different videos, with a total of 1.7bn clicks between them. Of the latter, 590.2m clicks relate to the repertoire distributed by SUISA.

Distribution of Youtube collections

Wherever it was possible to directly link advertising revenue to a video with identified music the income will be distributed for this video, resp. the music contained therein. This means: A music video has generated income via advertising. The video contains a single work which could be identified by a music usage report from Youtube and is has a complete registration in the SUISA works database. The income generated by the video will be paid out to the rights holders of the individual video.

Further works in videos from the “music” segment, which could be identified, obtain a share of the remaining income from the Youtube agreement in line with their click rate. The distribution amount per click for the distribution period is CHF 0.0008. In comparison, SUISA could pay out an average amount of CHF 0.0018 per stream in the second Spotify distribution which is also taking place now, i.e. more than twice as much.

Just like the contracts with other online music providers, the Youtube agreement will be subject to a periodic review. The impending negotiations to renew the agreement will provide an opportunity to hold discussions on the reporting of data for the identification of the music contents of our repertoire and of course the financial conditions of the licence for Youtube. So that authors will get their fair share for the usage of their works on the biggest global video platform.

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With its online settlementof June 2015, SUISA distributes collections based on the Youtube agreement for the first time. Income from 5 quarters is included in the payout. The total distributed amount is roughly CHF 300,000. The aim is not just to pay out for titles with advertising turnover but for all used and identifiable works, depending on the click rate. Text by Andreas Wegelin, CEO

First distribution of collections arising from the Youtube agreement

According to the reports on music use by Youtube, music from SUISA members is mainly played in the following countries outside Switzerland: Germany, France, Poland, Italy and Great Britain. (Photo: Manu Leuenberger)

The agreement between SUISA and Youtube has now been running in its second year. The agreement covers direct licensing for exploitations in 43 countries. It does, of course, cover the usages in Switzerland. For the repertoire...read more

Musik, ein internationales Geschäft! Auch für SUISA-Mitglieder?

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Distribution calendar 2015 with additional dates in the 2nd semester

SUISA’s settlement dates for 2015 contain some new features: Apart from the usual dates, two additional distributions are scheduled for the 2nd semester. One of SUISA’s highest priorities is to shorten the time between payouts to its members. Text by Wolfgang Rudigier and Manu Leuenberger

Distribution calendar 2015 with additional dates in the 2nd semester

SUISA wants the money it collected to get into its members’ savings boxes as quickly as possible. (Photo: HomeStudio / Shutterstock.com)

Thanks to the optimisation of the distribution processes, the collected copyright remuneration is expected to be distributed faster to SUISA members. The additional dates in mid-September and mid-December are, after the improved display, the latest result of the enhancements in the field of distributions. The intended objective is to distribute all monies on four distribution dates per year.

Distribution calendar 2015

Settlement Date
Supplementary settlements, 1st settlement end of April
Mechanical rights and online usage, 1st settlement mid-May
Settlements from abroad:
Performing and broadcasting rights, 1st settlement
Mechanical rights, 1st settlement
end of May
Main settlement:
Domestic performing rights, 1st settlement
Domestic broadcasting rights (SRG, 1st settlement)
mid-June
Central licensing, 1st settlement end of June
Publishers’ pension benefits beginning of July
Pensions / Author’s pension benefits mid-July
Mechanical rights and online usage, 2nd settlement
Domestic performing rights, 2nd settlement
mid-September*
Supplementary settlements, 2nd settlement end of September
Blank media levy (CT 4) end of October
Sub-publisher share cable networks end of October
Re-recording rights end of October
Swiss TV advertisting windows mid-November
Settlements from abroad:
Performing and broadcasting rights, 2nd settlement
Mechanical rights, 2nd settlement
end of November
Central licensing, 2nd settlement end of November
Mechanical rights and online usage, 3rd settlement
Domestic performing rights, 3rd settlement
Domestic broadcasting rights (SRG, 2nd settlement)
mid-December*

New settlement dates are marked in the table with an “*” next to the date.

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SUISA’s settlement dates for 2015 contain some new features: Apart from the usual dates, two additional distributions are scheduled for the 2nd semester. One of SUISA’s highest priorities is to shorten the time between payouts to its members. Text by Wolfgang Rudigier and Manu Leuenberger

Distribution calendar 2015 with additional dates in the 2nd semester

SUISA wants the money it collected to get into its members’ savings boxes as quickly as possible. (Photo: HomeStudio / Shutterstock.com)

Thanks to the optimisation of the distribution processes, the collected copyright remuneration is expected to be distributed faster to SUISA members. The additional dates in mid-September and mid-December are, after the improved display, the latest result of the enhancements in the field of distributions. The intended objective is to distribute all monies on four distribution dates per year.

Distribution calendar 2015

Settlement Date
Supplementary settlements, 1st settlement end of April
Mechanical rights and...read more

Verteilung: Abrechnungstermine der SUISA für das Jahr 2014

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