Copyright for music users
Under the Copyright Act, the individuals who write music and lyrics - authors - are entitled to remuneration when their music is performed in public. You need the author's permission to play music at your place of business - permission is obtained via a music licence from STIM.
How should the copyright be split when a band writes songs together?
Deceased songwriters where Stim lacks information
On this page, you will find a list of rightsholders who passed away, with outstanding royalties attached to their songs. However, we miss further information.
Copyright, in Europe also called authors´rights, is designed to give rights owners, exclusive rights to their work and performances. Their economic and moral interests are thus safeguarded.