1. MUSIC IS CREATED

A composer creates new music and agrees with Teosto on protection of copyright and collection of royalties.

2. MUSIC IS USED

Music users obtain the appropriate licence for their needs from Teosto enabling them to use the music. The cost of the licence depends on how the music is to be used in the users' business.

3. ROYALTIES ARE COLLECTED

Teosto collects data on the music used from music users and also collects royalties for the music used.

4. ROYALTIES ARE PAID OUT

Teosto passes the royalties on to the artists based on the data received. The artist then uses the money to live on.