Composer and trumpeter Verneri Pohjola, Teosto member since 2002. Photo by Juha Törmälä.
If music is part of your business, then you will need a licence from the original authors of the music.
Without Teosto, you would have to request for a permission to use the music and negotiate the price of the music with each individual music author separately.
There are different music usage licences with different prices for different music usage needs. The amount of compensation to be paid for using music, i.e. the price of the 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 contanct Teosto customer service to obtain one.
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.
Information on performance licences of recorded music, please visit the Gramex website.
For recording licences (such as CDs), visual recordings (such as television shows, movies and DVDs) and advertisements, visit Nordisk Copyright Bureau NCB.