Who we are
On 23.11.1987 the various problems with which publishers are confronted with were discussed in Berne for the first time on a broad level in the course of a meeting between SUISA and Swiss music publishers. In the course of numerous discussions with Swiss music publishers the need to handle the future problems jointly became evident.
From these meetings resulted the idea for the foundation of today's association of music publishes with the aim to represent the interests of the independent music publishers.
SVMV was founded at MIDEM in Cannes on 23rd January 1990 and it has since then become the leading association of independent music publishers in Switzerland. This year it celebrates ist 25th anniversary.
Due to the fast development in multimedia the publisher is continously faced with new problems and challenges. In addition, he increasingly acts as producers, A&R Manager, talent scout, agent, creative advisor, to name just a few. Furthermore, he is an important link betweenauthors, composers and artists.
On the othe hand more and more labels and producers create their own publishing company and are therefore faced with the tasks and demands of this side too.
It is the aim of SVMV to support this new multifunctional, creative and flexible generation of music publishers by word and deed in its demanding function.