Your music on iTunes, Spotify, Amazon and Google Play
Easier said as done. But we will explain to you how it works.
First a few things you should know:
Who is "right"?
Copyrights and SUISA
SUISA mediates between authors, publishers and music users such as concert organizers, television and radio broadcasters or online platforms and negotiates appropriate tariffs with user associations that determine how much money has to be paid to artists for the use of music.
Everybody knows this, at some gigs AHV contributions are paid, at some not. Whether the club, the orchestra or the organizer has to pay AHV contributions or not is a topic we discussed in our March newsletter.
Well, if you earn more than CHF 2300 a year with gigs where no AHV contributions are paid or where you are not employed, you MUST register as self-employed and have your new status recognized by the compensation office. Here you can find the contacts of the different
cantonal equalization funds.
Private account comparison and the 2-account method
If you were the owner of a store, you would never think of taking money from the store cash register to buy a new sweater. The money in the cash register belongs to your store, and you buy the new sweater with your own money.(more…)
Even with “only” short time jobs you can benefit
The subject of maternity compensation is complicated for female musicians. Usually, the activity consists of permanent employment (e.g. music school), temporary employment (e.g. short time jobs) and freelance work (e.g. own chamber music ensemble).(more…)
Imagine that you want to buy a beautiful set of plates for your grandmother in a porcelain store, knock over an expensive vase with your violin case and it breaks into 1000 pieces. Most people have liability insurance for this – a PRIVATE liability insurance. It covers damages caused by a PRIVATE person.
However, if a company or an employee of a company causes damage during his work, the company is liable. This does not only apply to large corporations, but starts already in the small: with the sole proprietorship or the self-employed gainful employment.(more…)
Kalaidos Music Academy offers two new event formats from July 2020. It is following the development of using electronic media as a mediation tool and organizes these events via zoom or Skype.
An Apéro with…
“An Apéro with …” is the name of a new project series in which the rector of the Music Academy, Frank-Thomas Mitschke, will be connected with a musical personality from Swiss musical life at an apéro at home in a private atmosphere. For about 20 minutes, both will talk about the music situation in Switzerland, especially about the future chances of young musicians and the challenges they have to face.(more…)