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 purchase a licence from STIM. The licence entitles the customer to use music in a specific area such as a restaurant, at a concert, a TV-production or on a website.
We distribute the revenue from licence fees to authors and publishers who own the rights to the actual music that has been played. This manner of operation is international. STIM is part of a worldwide network of corresponding organisations. This is why we can remunerate all creators whose music is played – even creators from other countries tied to other collecting societies.
Who can join STIM and how are the fees distributed to the music creators?