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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.


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: Pricelists for different event licences below.


Event Licence (concerts, festivals, individual events, pdf)

Live-stream licence
Licence in short and pricelist 2021 (pdf)
Special terms and conditions (pdf)

The Ten Licence for events (pdf)

Live music licences for restaurants (clubs, pubs, dancehalls etc., pdf)

Recorded music and karaoke licences for restaurants (clubs, pubs, dancehalls etc., pdf)

Background music at an event (pdf)

Music in staff premises and at staff events (pdf)

Music in stage performances (pdf)

Music at fairs and exhibitions
is licensed with Event Licence beginning January 2021

Please contact Teosto’s medialicensing team:

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.


Live-stream license
License in short and pricelist 2021 (pdf)
Special terms and conditions (pdf)
Template for reporting (excel)

License for live streaming from 1 September 2021 onward
License in short and pricelist (pdf)
Special terms and conditions (pdf)

Minor Media License from 15 June 2021 onward 
License in short and pricelist (pdf)
Special terms and conditions (pdf)

Audiovisual-content, consumer payable
Pricelist  (pdf)

Pricelist (pdf)

Music streaming services, consumer payable
Pricelist (pdf)

Music streaming services, ad based
Pricelist (pdf)


If you need a licence for playing background music in business premises (hair dresser, beauty parlor, shop, restaurant, café, taxi etc.), please go to

Information on performance licences of recorded music, please visit the Gramex website or call customer service +358 50 518 9893.

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.

Internet Radios

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.


Minor Media License
Pricelist 2021 (pdf)
Special terms and conditions (pdf)

Free to end user audiovisual content (pdf) 
AV-content, consumer payable  (pdf) 
AV-content, paid for commercial use (pdf) 

Cable distribution of a test channel
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)
Internetradios, webcasting (pdf)


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.

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