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?
Protection against plagiarism and theft?
You or your music publisher is responsible for safeguarding against plagiarism, misrepresentation, theft or use of your music in contexts that could be considered offensive.
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.