The STIM organization

STIM is a Swedish collective management organization 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 organization representing 75, 000 songwriters, composers, text authors and music publishers worldwide.

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 – Eva Jonbacker

COO – Mattias Wallman

Director Corporate Affairs – Kristina Walles

Director Human Resources – Sara Davidsson

Head of Members & Market – Peter Lindström

Head of PR & Communication – Eleonor Otterdahl


STIM is owned by three associations:

Board of Directors

STIM's board consists of representatives of our owners' associations, three jointly appointed representatives (including the Chairman) and a representative of the staff of STIM.

Stim Board of Directors

Kjell-Åke Hamrén, ordförande

Martin Q Larsson, Chairman (FST)

Martin Johnsson Tibblin, Chairman (FST)

Marie Samuelsson. Deputy, (FST)

Dror Feiler, Deputy, (FST)

Alfons Karabuda, Chairman (SKAP)

Douglas Carr, Chairman (SKAP)

Elise Einarsdotter, Deputy (SKAP)

Anders Wollbeck, Deputy (SKAP)

Monica Ekmark, Chairman (Musikförläggarna)

Eric Hasselqvist, Chairman (Musikförläggarna)

Lars Karlsson, Deputy (Musikförläggarna)

Elisabet Widlund, Deputy (Musikförläggarna)

Hannah Gullander, Chairman (extern)

Hans Fahlin, Chairman (extern)

Eva Botmar, Chairman (Union representative)

Annika Falkenäng, Deputy (Union representative)

Victor Larsson, Deputy (Union representative)

Organizations that STIM collaborates with:Other companies and foundations:

  • 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.
  • Stims promotionnämnd is a committee working to provide the conditions for future creativity in the field of music.
  • 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 copyright.