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Parliamentary Group “Rock/Pop in the Federal Palace”

In autumn 2013, SVP/UDC National Councillor Felix Müri and SP/PS State Councillor Anita Fetz founded the Parliamentary Group “Rock/Pop in the Federal Palace” in the presence of the Executive Committee of the Swiss Music Promoters Association (SMPA).


Support across party lines

The industry is facing rising costs and increasing regulation. “As the organiser of the Supermoto motorcycle race on the Emmen military airfield, I am familiar with these and other concerns”, says National Councillor and concert fan Felix Müri. As the initiator of the Parliamentary Group “Rock/pop in the Federal Palace”, he wishes to ensure that organisers are given the opportunity to express their views effectively, at national level, on the many relevant issues. To co-chair the Group, Felix Müri recruited SP/PS State Councillor Anita Fetz who says: “The rock and pop music scene has much to contribute to the economy. Local and regional companies benefit from the industry’s direct and indirect creation of value. SMPA events across the country presently account for no less than CHF 358 million per year in turnover”.


SMPA, a competent partner on music- and events-related issues

The Swiss political spectrum is not only reflected in the presidency of the Group: the members of the Parliamentary Group represent practically all the country’s political parties and geographical regions. The Parliamentary Group does not intend to confine its work to pop and rock events; it aims to concern itself with popular culture in general, which has few boundaries of style. For its part, the SMPA can offer the Group and its members know-how and competence in many music- and events-related areas (copyright, withholding tax, security, grey/black ticketing market, vocational training, event sponsoring by the tobacco and spirits industry, etc.) extending well beyond the live entertainment industry. The Association has proven this in the past, in particular through its active contribution to the preparation and implementation of the Noise and Laser Ordinance, a regulation internationally regarded as exemplary. 


Members Parliamentary Group “Rock/Pop in the Federal Palace”


Federal Councillor Viola CVP VS
Federal Councillor Ignazio FDP TI
State Councillor Fabio FDP TI
National Councillor Jean-Luc SVP VS
National Councillor Matthias SP BE
National Councillor Thomas SVP ZG
National Councillor Céline SVP GE
National Councillor Adrian SVP BE
National Councillor Guillaume CVP GE
National Councillor Martin GLP ZH
National Councillor Frédéric FDP VD
National Councillor Martin CVP GR
State Councillor Andrea FDP A.Rh.
National Councillor Raymond SVP NE
State Councillor Raphaël FDP NE
National Councillor Dominique CVP FR
National Councillor Thomas SVP BL
National Councillor Fathi RL VD
National Councillor Hans SVP ZH
State Councillor Daniel CVP AI
National Councillor Olivier FDP VD
National Councillor Yvonne SP AG
State Councillor  Anita SP BS
National Councillor Sylvia SVP AG
National Councillor Sebastian SVP BS
National Councillor Claudia SP SG
National Councillor Andrea Martina SVP BE
National Councillor Ida CVP LU
National Councillor Alice SVP VD
National Councillor Maya GPS BL
National Councillor Edith SP TG
National Councillor Jürg GLP BE
National Councillor Franz SVP LU
National Councillor Jean-Paul CVP JU
State Councillor Brigitte CVP TG
National Councillor Philipp SP SO
National Councillor Thomas SP ZH
National Councillor Alfred SVP ZH
State Councillor Peter CVP ZG
National Councillor Verena SVP TG
National Councillor Hugues FDP GE
State Councillor Claude SP BL
National Councillor Beat SP BS
National Councillor Matthias Samuel FDP AG
State Councillor Daniel SP ZH
National Councillor Peter SVP NW
National Councillor Barbara SVP SG
National Councillor Margret SP BE
National Councillor Martin BDP GL
State Councillor Christian SP FR
State Councillor Werner BDP BE
National Councillor Christa FDP BE
National Councillor Liliane SP GE
National Councillor Isabelle FDP VD
National Councillor Tiana Angelina GLP ZH
State Councillor Damian FDP LU
National Councillor Stefan CVP SO
National Councillor Felix SVP LU
National Councillor Philippe FDP VS
National Councillor Yves SVP GE
National Councillor Nadja SVP BE
National Councillor Valérie SP FR
National Councillor Rosmarie BDP ZH
National Councillor Lukas SVP SG
National Councillor Kathy CVP ZH
National Councillor Marco CVP TI
National Councillor Albert SVP BE
National Councillor Rebecca Ana SP VD
National Councillor Franz SVP VS
National Councillor Gregor A. SVP ZH
National Councillor Peter FDP LU
National Councillor Daniela FDP BL
National Councillor Elisabeth CVP BS
National Councillor Silva SP GR
National Councillor Sandra SVP BL
National Councillor Carlo SP GE
National Councillor Luzi SVP AG
National Councillor Marianne EVP BE
National Councillor Albert FDP LU
National Councillor Karl CSP OW
National Councillor Hans-Ueli SVP ZH
National Councillor Bruno SVP ZH
National Councillor Christian FDP BE
National Councillor Flavia SP BE
National Councillor Thomas GLP ZH
National Councillor Cédric SP AG
State Councillor Hans FDP NW

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In 1991, the main organisers of concerts, shows and festivals in Switzerland decided to join forces and create a trade association, the SMPA. The SMPA members: together they account for over 80% of all concert, show and festival tickets sold in Switzerland. Each year, they organise about 1,900 events of all kinds, drawing almost 5.5 million visitors, employing almost 3,200 artists in all and makes CHF 382 million with ticketing, catering and sponsoring.

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