We collaborate with our member organisations to provide services for music authors and publishers
We cooperate with our member organisations to protect the interests of music authors, composers and music publishers and support their professional careers.
As our member organisations focus on different aspects of the music industry, we are able to build a full picture to comprehensively plan our activities and services for all of our members.
Our member organisations are the Finnish Music Creators’ Association, the Society of Finnish Composers and the Finnish Music Publishers Association. The organisations offer networks, counseling and supervision of interests. Learn more about the organisations below.
The Society of Finnish Composers
Established in 1945, the Society of Finnish Composers is the oldest of Teosto’s member organisations. Its membership consists of about 220 art music composers. The society represents Finnish art music and oversees the artistic, professional and financial interests of composers.
The Society of Finnish Composers supports Finnish contemporary music festivals and concerts produced by independent groups. The society acts as a point of contact for its members, offering them consultation services in questions of agreements, taxation and social security, among other things. The society publishes a journal called Kompositio. The society’s Board of Directors approves new members based on applications.
Finnish Music Creators’ Association
The Finnish Music Creators’ Association is the largest of Teosto’s member organisations in terms of membership and promotes the rights of creators across music genres. Its membership consists of more than a thousand lyricists, composers and arrangers.
The association’s vision is to ensure that creating music is financially meaningful and socially respected profession based on a functional copyright system.
The Finnish Music Creators’ Association offers consultation services, promotes its members’ interests in politics, organises mentoring services and distributes grants and awards. The journal of the Finnish Music Creators’ Association is called Musiikintekijä.
The Finnish Music Publishers Association
The members of the Finnish Music Publishers Association, also known as MPA Finland, are businesses and NGOs operating in the music publishing industry. Established in 1976, the association has about 40 members.
The Finnish Music Publishers Association aims to secure and promote the members’ prerequisites for profitable business operations. The work includes supervising the members’ interests and developing the industry. More generally, the association aims to improve awareness and appreciation of music publishing. The association also offers its members practical support, such as publishing agreement templates, guidelines on good practices and statistical data.
MPA Finland also supervises the use of published works. The association provides instructions and information on publishing and distributing lyrics and sheet music.