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Ten Licence

Purpose of the licence

  • The Ten Licence is suitable for companies, corporations, societies or private individuals who organise small events such as those described below.
  • With the licence, you can organise a total of ten events during a calendar year, with a maximum potential audience of 200 attendees per event.
  • The licence is not bound to a specific venue but it is customer-specific.
  • The licence only covers gigs and events, not concerts or festivals.

Large or Small licence?

  • There are two licence scopes: Ten Licence Large and Ten Licence Small.
  • The Large licence gives you the right to live music (artist, band, orchestra), recorded music (such as CDs and digital recordings) and background music.
  • The Small licence gives you the right to recorded music (such as karaoke, DJ performances, CDs, digital recordings) and background music.

Licence application, pricing and reporting

  • The licence applicant does not need to separately report the event information (date, number of attendees, proceeds from ticket sales) or submit performance notifications (set lists) to Teosto.
  • Performers submit performance notifications as usual via Teosto’s web service for performers.
  • An operator may obtain only one Ten Licence during one calendar year.
  • The licence is valid until further notice and is be invoiced one calendar year at a time.
  • Operators who already have a valid licence for live or recorded music for a restaurant cannot obtain a Ten Licence for the same venue in addition to the restaurant licence.
  • The licence is paid for with a single invoice. No payment refund is given even if the number of events organised is less than ten.

Other things to consider

  • If the music at the events also includes recorded music, i.e. one or more events have DJs or background music, a Gramex Event Licence is required in addition to the Ten Licence. You can purchase it together with the Ten Licence.
  • The Ten Licence also does not cover stage performances. For these, you need a separate Music in Stage Performances licence.
  • Background music can be played at the venue before the start of the actual event and during intermissions. Playing background music at other times or in other premises requires a separate music licence, which is sold by Musiikkiluvat.fi
  • If necessary, a licence for copying music to be used at an event and using recordings intended for private use at a public event can be purchased as a separate licence from Musiikkiluvat.fi.

Who is the licence for?

The licence is intended for any event organiser (company, association or private individual) who organises 1–10 events during a calendar year where music is played and the maximum potential audience is 200 attendees per event.

The obtainer of the licence can only have one valid Ten Licence at a time. Restaurants and dance venues that have a valid licence for live or recorded music for a restaurant cannot obtain a Ten Licence for the same venue in addition to the restaurant licence.

What does the licence cover?

The licence covers the public performance of music at events such as gigs, singing and playing events, karaoke, disco and DJ concerts.

The event may be intended for the audience and/or the event organiser’s own personnel and may be subject to admission fees or free of charge. The licence does not cover concerts.

There are two licence scopes: Large and Small. The Large licence covers the use of live music, karaoke recorded dance music and recorded background music.

The Small licence covers the use of karaoke, recorded dance music and recorded background music.

Background music can be played at the venue before the start of the actual event and during intermissions. Playing background music at other times or in other premises requires a separate music licence.

If the music at the event also includes recorded music (for example from a CD or a digital file), you also need a Gramex Event Licence, which is sold together with the Ten Licence.

How is the price of the licence formed and when is it paid?

The licence has a so-called lump-sum price in accordance with the price list valid at that moment. The licence for each calendar year is invoiced automatically in February, unless you have terminated the licence. Events that have already been organised before the licence is obtained cannot be included in the licence retrospectively.

No licence fee refund is given even if the number of events organised is less than ten.

How long is the licence valid for?

Once you have signed the agreement with Teosto, the licence is automatically valid until further notice, one calendar year at a time, until you terminate it. The notice period of the licence is one month.

Ten Licence 2023
Number of events Number of event attendees Method of music use at the event Price: EUR per year
Large 1–10 events per calendar year Max. 200 Live music, karaoke, recorded music and background music 124.30
Small 1–10 events per calendar year Max. 200 Karaoke, recorded music and background music 61.63
VAT of 10% is added to the prices.
If the music at the event also includes recorded music (for example from a CD or a digital file), you also need a Gramex Event Licence. The licence is sold together with the licence from Teosto.
Gramex Event Licence 2023
  Number of event attendees  Number of event attendees  Method of use Price: EUR per year
Large and Small 1–10 events per calendar year Max. 200 Recorded music 92.77
Hintaan lisätään arvonlisävero 10 %.
Ten Licence 2024
Number of events Number of event attendees Method of music use at the event Price: EUR per year
Large 1–10 events per calendar year Max. 200 Live music, karaoke, recorded music and background music 130.27
Small 1–10 events per calendar year Max. 200 Karaoke, recorded music and background music 64.59
VAT of 10% is added to the price.
If the music at the event also includes recorded music (for example from a CD or a digital file), you also need a Gramex Event Licence. The licence is sold together with the licence from Teosto.
Gramex Event Licence
2024
Number of events Number of event attendees  Method of use Price: EUR per year
Large and Small 1–10 events per calendar year Max. 200 Recorded music 97.59
VAT of 10% is added to the price.

Ten Licence special terms and conditions specific to the method of use

The right to use music under the licence is governed by these special terms and conditions for individual methods of use, as laid down by Teosto, and Teosto’s General Terms and Conditions (hereinafter referred to collectively as “licence”).

Should a conflict arise between these special terms and conditions and Teosto’s General Terms and Conditions, these special terms and conditions have first priority, while Teosto’s General Terms and Conditions have second priority.

Definitions used in these special terms and conditions

Event refers to a non-recurring event organised by the customer that includes the use of music. The event may be subject to admission fees or free of charge and intended for the audience and/or the customer’s own personnel.

Rights granted by the licence and period of validity

When applying for the licence, the customer must indicate whether the licence is obtained as a Large licence (methods of use listed in section A below) or a Small licence (methods of use listed in section B below).

According to how the customer has obtained the licence, it covers the non-exclusive right to use music represented Teosto at any given time as follows:

  1. Large licence
    Public performance of music at the event as music played or sung by an orchestra or soloist, mechanically reproduced dance music and karaoke as well as mechanically reproduced background music
  2. Small licence
    Public performance of music at the event as mechanically reproduced dance music and karaoke as well as mechanically reproduced background music.

The right under sections A and B applies to 1–10 events organised during the same calendar year with a maximum potential audience of 200 attendees per event.

The licence is valid until further notice and is be invoiced one calendar year at a time.

Prices and invoicing

The price of the licence is specified according to Teosto’s licence price list effective at that moment.

No licence fee refund is given even if the number of events organised is less than ten.

Teosto invoices the fee payable for the licence in accordance with its invoicing policy effective at that moment.

Other terms and conditions

The customer may hold only one valid licence subject to these special terms and conditions at a time.

The licence does not cover the public performance of music in other contexts (such as concerts). The licence also does not cover the transmission of music to the audience or the reproduction of music.

The licence is not bound to the designated venue. Multiple simultaneous events are not considered a single event.

Events that have been organised before the licence is obtained cannot be included in the licence retrospectively.

For the use of mechanically reproduced music (for example from radio, TV, CD or digital files), the customer must obtain, in addition to this licence, a separate licence from Gramex, which covers the rights of music performers and producers.