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.

Through its international network, STIM also manages the rights to the worldwide repertoire of music. STIM is a non-profit organization representing 85, 000 songwriters, composers, text authors and music publishers worldwide.

STIM was founded in 1923 and has since 2012 had its headquarters in Hornsgatan, Stockholm.

How does it work?

Here you can read more about STIM's purpose and how the money we collect ends up where it should.

Who can join STIM?

All who wrote a song that has been played in public or been released can join STIM. If you signed a contract with a publisher, but your music has not yet been relesed, you can also join STIM.

How is STIM organized?

STIM is a non-profit organization built around music creators and their music publishers. STIM's board is composed of representatives active in the member associations FST - The Swedish Society of ComposersSKAP - The Swedish Society of Songwriters, Composers and Authors, and Musikförläggarna - The Music Publishers, and partly by independent members who contribute in various ways to business and culture. In addition, there is a worker representative. The Chairman of the Board is independent.

Learn more about STIM's governance and structure.

Read more

We produce an annual report that is available for reading online.