When you want to stage an event (a gig, concert, music festival or other event where you play music) or use music to support your business, you need to obtain the correct music licence.
If you need a music licence for an event, please contact Teosto customer service.
If you need a licence for playing background music in business premises (hair dresser, bar, beauty parlor, shop, restaurant, café, taxi etc.), please go to Musiikkiluvat.fi.
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.
Use rights may only be granted if all the composers, lyricists and publishers of the work in question agree to it. Written confirmation of all rightholders’ consent is required by Teosto. Even if no notification of a work has been given, this does not automatically mean that the work is outside of Teosto’s mandate.
The granting of use rights is only available to rightholders who are Teosto members. Use rights cannot be granted for works whose rightholders include authors or publishers who are members of other copyright organisations, unless the membership agreements of these organisations also allow the granting of use rights for individual works.
Use rights granted for individual instances remain valid for a pre-determined period of time. For all other intents and purposes, the works shall remain under Teosto’s administration.