The purpose of the organisation
The purpose of the organisation is defined in the Teosto regulations: “Teosto is a non-profit organisation,whose purpose is to supervise and administer all matters concerning musical and the related literary copyright in Finland and abroad, while promoting Finnish creative music and its general preconditions.”
The General Meeting, convening twice per year, holds supreme decision-making power at Teosto. Around 760 of Teosto’s almost 30,000 music author and publisher members are also Teosto ordinary members.
Teosto’s member organisations include the Guild of Light Music Composers and Authors in Finland (Elvis), the Society of Finnish Composers and the Finnish Music Publishers Association.
Teosto's International Performance
Teosto is a small society and like other Nordics, effective and transparent. International rightholders’ rights are in good hands with us: Teosto has been able to increase its foreign distributions year-on-year.
Local Finnish market is small and Teosto collects its revenues from small streams. Teosto’s total distribution has been growing year-on-year. It is explained by good customer relations, negotiation skills and success in finding new collection sources.