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 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 organizations

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 (2 years, 2019)
Rights Category: Independent
Hans Fahlin, Director (2 years, 2019)
Åsa Otterlund, Deputy (2 years, 2019)
Rights Category: Independent
Hannah Gullander, Director (1 year, 2018)
Annika Dellås, Deputy (1 year, 2018)
Rights Category: Independent
Dror Feiler, Director (1 year, 2018)
Marie Samuelsson, Deputy (1 year, 2018)
Rights Category: FST
Martin Jonsson Tibblin, Director (2 years, 2019)
Jenny Hettne, Deputy (2 years, 2019)
Rights Category: FST
Douglas Carr, Director (1 year, 2018)
Alexandra Nilsson, Deputy (1 year, 2018)
Rights Category: SKAP
Alfons Karabuda, Director (2 years, 2019)
Anders Wollbeck, Deputy (2 years, 2019)
Rights Category: SKAP
Eric Hasselquist, Director (1 year, 2018)
Åsa Enström, Deputy (1 year, 2018)
Rights Category: Musikförläggarna
Elisabet Widlund Fornelius, Director (2 years, 2019)
Anette Hökengren, Deputy (2 years, 2019)
Rights Category: Musikförläggarna
Annika Falkenäng, Director (worker representative)
Eva Botmar, Deputy (worker representative)
Ylva Nordenström, Deputy (worker representative)
Election Committee
Monica Ekmark, Chairman (1 year, 2018)
Fredrika Hörlin (1 year, 2018)
Thomas Lindahl, nominated by SKAP (1 year, 2018)
Erik Peters, nominated by FST (1 year, 2018)
Patrik Sventelius, nominated by Musikförläggarna (1 year, 2018)
Contact the Election Committee:
Anders Malmeby (KPMG)
Kettil Skarby
Fredrik Nilsson (KPMG), Deputy
Hans Gefors, Deputy
Stims nämnd för främjande av musikalisk mångfald och upphovsrätt
Eva Schöld, Chairman (2 years, 2019)
Maria Carlén, Deputy (2 years, 2019)
Kerstin Brunnberg, Director (1 year, 2018)
Sara Norell, Deputy (1 year, 2018)
Jonas Forssell, Director (2 years, 2019)
Ida Lundén, Deputy, nominated by FST (2 years, 2019)
Håkan Glänte, Director (1 year, 2018)
Lena Willemark, Deputy, nominated by SKAP (1 year, 2018)
Mats Bernerstedt, Director (2 years, 2019)
Hans Desmond, Deputy, nominated by Musikförläggarna (2 years, 2019)

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.