How does STIM work?
For example, when a radio station plays music they report what has been played to us. So do bands, artists and orchestras performing live music. A business or organisation that wants to play music in public in its activities, signs a contract with STIM so that music creators and music publishers get paid for their work. How much the music user pays is based on how much music is used and what size and type of business they have. Background music in a hair salon is cheaper than music is played at a concert.
STIM cooperates with 98 corresponding societies around the world. That means that a music creator also gets paid when his or her music is played abroad.
STIM was founded in 1923 and is located since 2012 on Hornsgatan in Stockholm.