The STIM organisation

STIM is a Swedish collective management organisation for music creators and publishers.

On the behalf of its members, 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 organisation with more than 86.000 affiliated songwriters, composers, text authors and music publishers.

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


Democracy is important to STIM. Writers, composers and music publishers affiliated to STIM can become full voting members of the Society. This gives you the right to attend and vote at STIM's annual general meeting. Read more about the statutes.


Karsten Dyhrberg Nielsen has been the CEO of stim since 2014.

Other Top Management Positions

CFO – Jan-Christer Stoppel

COO – Mattias Wallman

General Counsel - Lisa Stålspets

Director Human Resources – Theres Annerstedt

Head of Members & Market – Peter Lindström

Head of PR & Communication – Eleonor Otterdahl

Partners and founding organisations

Board of Directors

STIM's board shall best serve the interests of its members. Therefore, it is composed of representatives active in the member associations FST – The Swedish Society of Composers, SKAP – 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.

STIM Board Of Directors (elected for / year for re-election)
Carina Brorman, Chairman (2021)
Rights Category: Independent
Hans Fahlin, Director (2021)
Linda Portnoff, Deputy (2021)
Rights Category: Independent
Hannah Gullander, Director (2020)
Annika Dellås, Deputy (2020)
Rights Category: Independent
Dror Feiler, Director (2020)
Marie Samuelsson, Deputy (2020)
Rights Category: FST
Martin Jonsson Tibblin, Director (2021)
Jenny Hettne, Deputy (2021)
Rights Category: FST
Douglas Carr, Director (2020)
Alexandra Nilsson, Deputy (2020)
Rights Category: SKAP
Alfons Karabuda, Director (2021)
Anders Wollbeck, Deputy (2021)
Rights Category: SKAP
Eric Hasselquist, Director (2020)
Kerstin Mangert Sturk, Deputy (2020)
Rights Category: Musikförläggarna
Director, vacant seat
Anette Hökengren, Deputy (2021)
Rights Category: Musikförläggarna
Susan Roberts, Director (worker representative)
Eva Botmar, Director (worker representative)
Viktor Sellgren, Deptuy (worker representative)
Mikael Alenmark, Deputy (worker representative)
Election Committee
Monica Ekmark, Chairman, independent
Fredrika Hörlin, independent
Thomas Lindahl, nominated by SKAP
Erik Peters, nominated by FST
Nutta Hultman, nominated by Musikförläggarna
Contact the Election Committee:
Håkan Reising (KPMG)
Hans Gefors
Ragnar Grippe, Deputy

Organizations that STIM collaborates with:

  • ICE is jointly owned with STIM's British and German counterparts PRS and GEMA.
  • Svensk Musik is owned by STIM with a mission to document and inform about copyright-protected Swedish music.
  • NCB is owned by STIM and its counterparts in Denmark, Finland and Norway.
  • STIM's Council for the Promotion of Swedish Music is a committee working to provide the conditions for future creativity in the field of music.

Other companies and foundations:

  • BIEM is an organization for recording rights.
  • CISAC is The International Confederation of Authors and Composers Societies.
  • GESAC represents European creators in fields such as music, literature and visual arts.
  • WIPO  is a UN body that focus on copyright.