Sweden/ 5.3 Sector specific legislation  

5.3.2 Performing arts and music

No specific legislation regulates the performing arts. Music is regulated by copyright legislation (see chapter 5.1.7). The Swedish Copyright Law (Swedish Code of Statutes 1960:729, chapter 3a, sections §42a–f) grants users (such as broadcasters) of works the right to use all works under a single contract with that organisation. The collected fees are, depending on the size of the audience but independent of the individual work or composer, set by an organisation, STIM. If the composer wants her share of the fees, she or he has to become a STIM member.

Chapter published: 16-05-2017