Teosto distributes royalties for works in accordance with the principles determined in the Division Rules. The General Meeting makes decisions concerning the Division Rules.
The composer, lyricist, arranger, translator and publisher may agree among themselves on the division of the shares for a work they have co-written. Such an agreement must, however, comply with the maximum and minimum percentages defined below under ‘Share sizes’. If the authors consider that this range is not sufficient, the Division Rules may be deviated from in accordance with a decision by the Repertoire Committee. The publisher’s share is determined in the publishing agreement.
The division of mechanical reproduction royalties follows the rules for the division of performing rights royalties.