Get a licence
We have different music usage licenses with different prices for different music usage needs.
The amount of compensation to be paid for using music, i.e. the price of Teosto’s licence, depends on the significance of the music to the business operations of its user: the compensation is smaller if you are playing the music as background music and larger if the music has a significant role in your business operations.
Most music usage licences are agreements that are valid until further notice. The agreement’s period of notice is usually one month.
FIND A LICENCE
If you need a licence for an event (live or dj gig, concert, festival or other event where you play music), please contact our customer service: email@example.com. Pricelists for different event licences below.
The Ten Licence for events (pdf)
Music at fairs and exhibitions
is licensed with Event Licence beginning January 2021
LICENSES FOR LIVESTREAMED EVENTS
If an event is also simultaenously livestreamed, a separate license for streaming needs to be purchased in addition to the live event license.
Please contact Teosto’s medialicensing team: firstname.lastname@example.org
A music usage licence is needed for distributing, spreading or performing music on the Internet and in online services. Private users also need the licence if they use music, for example, on their own websites or share it with others for downloading.
Audiovisual-content, consumer payable
Music streaming services, consumer payable
If you need a licence for playing background music in business premises (hair dresser, beauty parlor, shop, restaurant, café, taxi etc.), please go to www.musiikkiluvat.fi.
For recording licences (such as CDs), visual recordings (such as television shows, movies and DVDs) and commercial music, visit Nordisk Copyright Bureau NCB.
Radio channels pay performing rights royalties for the music they play that is protected by copyright. The sum payable by radio operators is affected by the amount of music they play and, in the case of commercial radio channels, the channel’s revenue.
The price of the licence is a certain percentage of the Internet radio’s revenue. If the radio has little or no revenue, they will pay a minimum fee, which is determined by the amount of music played and the number of potential simultaneous listeners.
Television companies broadcast content not only via free-to-air channels, but also via pay-TV channels and over Internet. The companies pay performing right royalties for any copyrighted music included in the content they broadcast. Teosto and television companies negotiate the terms and pricing of music use yearly.
The fee for distribution of a channel for testing and promotional purposes only (no loger than 2 months) is EUR 0.01/household/month or part thereof.
VAT at the current rate will be added to the fee.
Radio tariffs (pdf)
RIGHTHOLDERS GRANTING THE RIGHTS
Teosto rightholders (composers, lyricists and publishers) may also personally grant the use rights for their music in an individual use instance. Such instances include individual concerts, television shows or other performances.
When a rightholder grants use rights for their music in a certain instance, they shall agree on the use compensation for the work with the party using the music and invoice said party accordingly.
The granting of use rights for works also covers performing, mechanical reproduction and/or synchronisation rights or some of these rights. Once a rightholder personally grants use rights for their music, Teosto or NCB shall not license the use of the music or collect or distribute any royalties for the rights under self-administration to the rightholders.