Bridge between you and music
it is a collective management society of authors and publishers of musical works, a non-profit company founded pursuant to Act No.83/1990 Coll. It represents authors and publishers, who, as property right holders administer and pursue the property interests of the society as a whole via their elected bodies.
since Jan. 1,1998 it has operated as a collective managment society of copyright of musical works in accordance with Authorisations issued by the Slovak Ministry of Culture (MK SR) no.1/1998, and 1/2004. Being as a collective administrator it issues licences to users of musical works authorising them to use the musical works. It also collects royalties and distributes them to eligible rights holders (pursuant to §40, §81 of the Slovak Copyright Act No.618/2003 Coll).
based on copyrights representation agreements it administers property rights of domestic authors and publishers of musical works
based on 62 reciprocal agreements with sister societies abroad it represents foreign rights holders in our territory and sister organizations represent our rights holders abroad
it is an fully internationally integrated entity. It is a full member of three large world-wide organizations, namely CISAC, BIEM, GESAC
SOZA issues licences for using of musical works:
for public performances
via technical equipment
in juke - boxes
for radio and television broadcasting
via cable retransmission
on audio and audio - visual carriers
in theatres (archived music)
in public film screening
via internet and other similar networks
SOZA collects remunerations of blank tape levies and recording devices on behalf of other Slovak collective managment societies.