For creators, by creators

We stand up for your rights, in Sweden and around the world.

Next payment
18 August 2020

This is how it works


You start by joining STIM, either as a music creator or a publisher. Submit the application form online and complete your registration by sending in a signed copy of the contract.
If you have been affiliated for five years, and have received royalty payments for three years, you can apply to become a member and vote at STIM´s AGM.

Register your work

When we have reviewed and accepted your application, you can log in to My Pages. There you register your work, which is a prerequisite to get paid.

Report performances

STIM collects reports when your music is played on TV, Radio or via Streaming. If your music is performed live you have to report the music on My Pages

You get paid

When all parts are in place we should have received money from music usage that can be traced to your songs. Make sure that we have your account number registered in My Pages. Payments are made throughout the year on fixed dates. 

Your rights as a music creator are split in two parts - economic rights and moral rights. When you join us, we will help you protect your economic rights.

We make sure that you get paid for your efforts when your music is streamed, listened to or broadcasted, in Sweden and all around of the world.

It's hard to stand up for your rights all by yourself. You are not alone though, within Stim there are more than 90 000 other rights holders backing you up.


The number of STIM affiliated songwriters who received our annual stipend in 2019. 

We stand up for your rights

Every individual music creator, or their music publisher, is entitled to payment when their music is played in public in Sweden and the rest of the world. You are also entitled to payment when the music is released on albums, streamed online, or used as part of a soundtrack. With our feet firmly rooted in the law of copyright we pledge to uphold and defend your rights as a music creator. We are a non-profit organization working to ensure that music creators and music publishers are paid for their work, and this is why all music publishers and anyone who has created or written music that has been released commercially should join STIM. This also applies to those who have signed a contract with a music publisher, but not yet made their work available to the public.