Music authors are entitled to performance royalties when the music they have written is played live in public. This applies to all performances regardless of who is playing the music: the music authors themselves or someone covering their works.
Performers are responsible for submitting performance notifications on all their performances. This is necessary in order to enable collecting societies to correctly distribute the copyright royalties for concerts and live music. Finnish Composers’ Copyright Society Teosto collects and distributes copyright royalties in Finland. We distribute performing rights royalties collected from Finland on the basis of the music-related performance information received by us.
Finnish event organisers report ticket revenue and numbers of visitors to Teosto, but performers are in the best position to report to us the set list of their performance at an event. The information in performance notifications is combined with work notifications and the ticket-revenue and audience number information reported by event organisers, making it possible to calculate performance distributions.
Please fill in the Music Report - Set List form (link below) as completely as possible and submit the completed form to Finnish Composers' Copyright Society Teosto.
Definition of performance types
Concert = performance in a concert hall, church, outside venue etc.
Live gig = performance in a restaurant, club, bar, pub etc.)
Submitted information is used solely for distributing royalties accurately. Thank you for your help!