You can upload your music on your website for listening or small-scale sales. Apply for a licence for free and commercial distribution in Teosto web service. Before uploading works online for listening or purchasing, make sure you have the consent of other potential authors of the works.
Presenting your works in the profile site of a community service or your website
You can offer your works or parts of them for listening or free downloads on a website of which you are the administrator. Acquire the usage licence for this in Teosto web service.
Please remember that the licence only applies to your rights concerning the work(s) and it is your responsibility to make sure you have the consent of other authors of the work and other rightholders of the recording.
Small-scale sales of your works in your website
You can sell your works without the NCP recording licence in a small scale (max. 1,000 downloads) in your website. You will need a usage licence which you can acquire in Teosto web service. Please note that the usage licence does not cover selling the work in community services.
Teosto requires the information of works intended for selling and the written consent of other rightholders of the works for selling the works. Only music authors, i.e. composers, lyricists, arrangers and translators, can receive a licence. Music publishers, record companies or online stores cannot apply for a licence. However, an author can sell their published works with the permission of the publisher.
Digital publication of your works in downloading sites and streaming services
If you are publishing your music personally in a digital format, such as online downloading sites or streaming services, remember to send an e-mail notification to NCB (email@example.com). This helps you make sure that the authors of the work will receive the proper income when the work is sold or performed.
For the notification form and further information, visit the website of NCB.
If you are publishing your music as a recording, apply for a recording licence on the NCB website. If you are applying for a licence for your own music, you will only pay the administration fee for the recording licence.
Find the NCB logo and information on the markings to be added to the recording on the NCB website. Teosto logo is not required on the recordings.