Distribution of share splits for a musical work
When a work that has been written by more than one person is registered with STIM, there are a number of different ways the copyright can be split.
Music creators are entitled to compensation when their music is played live. For us to be able to send money to the right authors, we need to know that the show took place, as well as what music was played.
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.
Would you like to start a service that provides downloadable songs? Do you want to create an app that contains music, start a podcast or publish music on your blog? For the composers to be compensated, you need a license from STIM.
Using music is beneficial
The days of radio domination are over. Most businesses today use music in a more deliberate manner. No matter if you have a shop or a clinic, considering your choice of music will serve you well.
More about music reporting
To receive the royalties you are entitled to, you must register all public performances and concerts with STIM, so make sure you've made a note of what songs were played at each performance.
The Stim process
How does STIM work? Here is a description of the process from licence to distribution.
Report live shows
Creators are entitled to royalties when their music is played live. STIM needs to be informed of which music has been played in order to forward royalties to the right author.
ICE - the jointly owned licensing and processing hub
Ice is the joint venture of STIM, PRS for Music and GEMA.
Services and ceremonies (Copyright Control works only), church concerts and services with music.
Logged live music
Concerts of primarily popular music and other performances where the music is reported. In terms of the number of performances, this is STIM's largest live music category.
This refers to music that is not specially composed for the performance, i.e. music used for effect, during intervals, in connection with changing scenes or as intermission music. STIM is unable to give permission for music that is specially composed for theatre plays because this involves Grand Rights.
Logged background music
Refers to recorded music that is played in public areas, and where the music is reported. For example, music that is played in department stores and in conjunction with boarding aircraft, in corporate videos, slide shows, etc.
Sveriges Radio - public service radio in Sweden
Recorded music, live music and background music in radio programmes.
SVT - Public service television in Sweden
Refers to live performances, background music in TV programmes, and vignettes.
This category includes private radio stations as well as nationwide networks of radio stations funded by advertising. It also includes theme songs and vignettes.
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