In addition to the radio and television fees, companies that use musical or audiovisual works outside of the private sphere must pay royalties to the Cooperative Society of Music Authors and Publishers in Switzerland (SUISA). Billag collects copyright royalties on behalf of SUISA in accordance with the Common Tariff 3a (available in german).
Using musical or audiovisual works for teaching purposes as part of compulsory education and in state secondary schools is not subject to these royalties.
The law protects the rights of authors of works, as well as those of performers, producers and broadcasters. These are known as related rights.
|BASIC ROYALTIES FOR RADIO|
|Copyrights *||CHF 12.30||CHF 147.60|
|Related rights **||CHF 4.30||CHF 51.70|
|Total radio||CHF 16.60||CHF 199.30|
|BASIC ROYALTIES FOR TELEVISION|
|Copyrights *||CHF 13.30||CHF 159.60|
|Related rights **||CHF 4.65||CHF 55.90|
|Total television||CHF 17.95||CHF 215.50|
All fees include VAT (*: 2.5%, **: 7.7%) and have been rounded in accordance with standard commercial practice
These amounts are only applicable to audible areas of up to 1000 square metres. These provisions apply to companies with larger audible areas.