This is STIM
STIM is a Swedish collective management organization for music creators and publishers. On their behalf, STIM administers and licenses performing and mechanical rights to music and lyrics.
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.
Music especially composed for a film, TV show, radio show or commercials is known as commissioned music, and is generally treated by STIM in the same way as other compositions.
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.
Music in theatres
Music encompasses us in our everyday living, making it a natural feature of theatre performances. STIM offers a music licence that allows incidental music and music during intervals to be played during theatre performances.
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.
Make your voice heard! Writers, composers and music publishers affiliated to STIM can also become full voting members of the Society. This gives you the right to attend and vote at STIM's annual general meeting (AGM), where important decisions on the future of STIM are made.
Music in advertising
Anyone who uses music in advertising needs permission to do so. A synchronisation licence must be obtained, generally from the copyright owners directly or from STIM/NCB.
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