Teosto represents more than 33,000 Finnish and almost three million foreign composers, lyricists, arrangers and music publishers. We collect and distribute royalties to the music authors we represent, for the public performance and mechanical reproduction of their music in Finland.
We act as a link between two customer groups, music authors on the one hand and companies and communities that use music on the other. We make life easier for users of music by providing music licences in a centralised manner at Teosto, eliminating the need to make individual agreements with each music author.
Giving voice to authors
Our basic duty is to enable successful professional music-making in Finland. Part of our work involves promoting the rights of music authors and music publishers, as well as diversity in and awareness of Finnish music in Finland and abroad.