Our assignment

We are tasked by our members to monitor their economic rights according to the Swedish Copyright Act, when it comes to their music being recorded, played publicly, downloaded and streamed.

We protect their rights by giving businesses and organisations permission to use music when they apply for a licence from STIM. The licence entitles the customer to use music in a specific area such as a restaurant, at a concert or on a website. 

Who needs a music licence and how much does it cost?


We distribute the licence fees our customers pay to authors and publishers who own the rights to the music. The system also functions internationally since STIM is part of the worldwide network of corresponding organisations. This is why we can remunerate all creators whose music is played – even creators from other countries.

Who can join STIM and how are the fees distributed to the music creators?