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Teosto’s members receive EUR 20.7 million in June’s distribution


Teosto will pay a total of EUR 20.7 million* to music authors and publishers on 13 June 2019. Of the total, EUR 11.1 million will be paid to Teosto’s Finnish customers.

*Final pay-tv royalty changed on June 12th from prevously notified EUR 1,0 million to EUR 0,80 million. The total sum  paid changed accordingly (EUR 20,9 million > EUR 20,7 million).

The distribution includes royalties from the following categories and dates as planned (click the picture to enlarge it):

Royalties to Teosto members by category of rights  

Category of rights Performance area Performance period Royalty distribution (M€) 06/2019
Radio & TV Yle TV & Yle Areena Q4/2018 1,70
Commerical TV Q4/2018 2,38
Network personal video recorder services 2018 1,12
Pay-TV 2018 0,80
Yle radio Q4/2018 1,18
Commercial radio Q4/2018 0,86
Public performance Concerts and festivals 2018 3,91
Live music 2018 1,87
Background music (distrubuted based on events) 2018 1,36
Background music (distrubuted based on radio broadcast) Q4/2018 1,20
Stage 2018 0,14
Cinema 2018 0,64
Internet Commercial VoD 2017, 2011  – 2017 0,30
Online streaming (NMP) Largest shares: Spotify 11/2018, YouTube Q4/2018 (not including Premium SVOD). 0,34
Reproduction Mechanical reproduction royalties (NCB) Collected by 31.12.2018 1,16
Yle recordiings 2018 0,42
Multiple Distributions from abroad Paid by 31.3.2019  1,18
Rectifying royalty distribution: missing work notifications, resolved disputes Accumulated/resolved by 31.3.2019 0,12


**The invoicing and processing of the international online music services licensed by Teosto are carried out by Network of Music Partners A/S, or NMP. NMP is a joint venture owned by Pan-Nordic Nordisk Copyright Bureau NCB and the English collection society PRS for Music. 

About June’s distribution

Network personal video recorder services

Royalties for Network personal video recorder services that have been previously distributed as part of TV distributions are now visible as a separate distribution category.
Operators (such as Elisa and Telia) pay these royalties for the recordings they make so that the consumers can stream TV programmes to watch them after the actual TV broadcast.

Video on Demand royalty distribution

The Viaplay 2017 and iTunes Video on Demand royalties that were moved from the December 2018 distribution will be paid in the June distribution. The iTunes distributions include performing right royalties and mechanical reproduction royalties from 2011–2017.

Distributions from abroad

Royalties also from GEMA, Germany, will be paid as part of the Distributions from abroad. Of these royalties, 87% are collected from mobile platforms in Germany for 2011–2016 and 13% from YouTube.

YLE Elävä arkisto

Due to an error in Teosto’s distribution collection regarding the YLE Elävän arkisto category, the distribution of this category will be moved to be paid in the September 2019 distribution. The total amount of the distribution to be moved is EUR 130,000.

Equalisation distributions of the quarterly distribution categories

Equalisation distributions of the quarterly distribution categories (radio, television and background music played in radios) concerning 2018 will be paid in the September 2019 distribution.

Preliminary distribution data available in the online service

The distribution data will be available for our members in the online service approximately 10 – 7 days before the actual payment date. Please note that at this point, the service includes preliminary distribution figures that can be changed before the payment date. The figures do not contain NMP’s Online or NCB’s Offline royalties. The royalties from these categories are available only in the final payment information.

The minimum sum paid in the distribution is EUR 25. If the distribution comes to less than this, no payout will be made until subsequent distributions bring the total up to EUR 25. The royalties will then be paid at the next distribution.

Teosto distributions to VAT-registered publishers are subject to VAT.

Categories of use for music in the June’s distribution

Distribution category Performance area Notes
Yle’s national radio channels  Yle Radio 1, Yle Radio Suomi, YleX, Radio Extrem, Radio Vega, Yle Yöradio, Ylen Klassinen, Yle Puhe Includes royalties for Internet radio. 
Local Yle radio stations  Yles landskapsradiokanaler (sändningar på finska, svenska och samiska) Includes royalties for Internet radio. 
Commercial radio stations Each separately: Radio Nova, City-radios (Bauer), Radio Rock, Radio Aalto, Radio Dei, SuomiPOP, NRJ Energy, Iskelmä (Bauer) + partners KissFM, Radio Pori, NRJ Nostalgia, Loop, Helmiradio, Hitmix, SuomiRock, small commercial stations  Includes royalties for Internet radio. 
Yle TV1, Yle TV2, Yle Teema & Fem, MTV3, MTV3 Ava, MTV3 Juniori, MTV3 Max, Sub, Nelonen, Jim, Liv, 4Prime, TV5, TV7, Kutonen, Fox, Hero, Frii, TV Finland, TLC, National Geographic This group includes royalties for pay-TV channels and online TV.
Network personal video recorder services Yle TV1, Yle TV2, Yle Teema & Fem, MTV3, Ava, Sub, Nelonen, Jim, Liv, TV5,  Kutonen, Fox, Hero, Frii, TLC, National Geographic Operators pay royalties for Network personal video recorder services for the TV programme recordings made by them.
Yle online services  Yle Areena Performing rights royalties paid by Yle for the use of music in online services. 
Commercial VoD-services iTunes, Viaplay
LIVE music Live music, minor events
Live music, distribution based on the total amount of royalties collected
Live music, distribution based on the number of audience members
Mechanically reproduced music, DJ
Incl. music performed in restaurants and
onboard ferries. Royalties in respect of ferries
are included under small events and events where distribution is based on the total amount of royalties collected.
Concerts Conservatoires, music institutes, Sibelius Academy, concerts of the Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra, other concerts organised by YLE, concerts of garrison wind bands, concerts of the Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra, concerts of the Lahti Philharmonic Orchestra, concerts of Tampere Philharmonic orchestra, concerts of other municipal orchestras, concerts organised by local authorities, concerts organised by parishes, other concerts for which the invoiced performing rights royalties are below EUR 1,200.
Festivals Pori Jazz, Provinssirock, Ruisrock, Ilosaarirock, Tuska Festival Flow Festival, Himos Festival (midsummer), Qstock, Rock the Beach, Suomipop Jyväskylä, Rockfest, Iskelmäfestivaali, Tikkurila Festivaali
Major concerts Concerts for which the invoiced performing rights royalties amount to EUR 1,200 or more: distributed on a case-by-case basis according to the royalties invoiced.  
Theatre This group includes royalties for music used in plays.  
CINEMA Royalties for music contained in films screened at cinemas. Distributed on a case-by-case basis, according to the box office receipts.
Yle recordings,  
Ersättningar som Yle betalar för inspelning av musik för radiobruk.
Yle recordings,  
AV productions 
  Mechanical reproduction royalties paid by YLE on its own TV productions and for productions co-produced by YLE with a third-party producer, the broadcasting rights for which are solely held by YLE.
  Background music, radio Radio reports used to calculate background music distribution (see table below)
  Background music, live Concert and live music reports used to calculate background music distribution (see table below)


Background music as well as the radio and live distribution category include the use of music in the following areas:

• Restaurants, mechanically reproduced background music
• Customer premises
• Beauty and health care services
• Taxis
• Restaurants, mechanically reproduced dance music and karaoke
• Accommodation facilities
• Jukeboxes
• Personnel music
• Buses, coaches and trains

Did you find something in the distribution statement that should be corrected? Make a claim in the online service

If you find any errors or omissions in your royalty distribution statement, please report them to us through the Complaints section in the online service by 31 August 2019. We will process any distribution-related messages in the order of arrival as soon as possible.

Please note that we have added a new section to our online service where you can find information on unidentified works that have been performed in Finland. You will find the list from the side bar of the Works section of the online service under the heading “Unidentified works”. If you find any of your works in the list, it means that the rightholder information for that work is not complete. In this case, please follow the instructions found in the online service and contact Teosto.

Please remember to send a work notification as soon as a work is completed

Remember that we can only pay royalties for works for which we have received a work notification on time. Please always file the work notification as soon as possible in connection with completing the work. This ensures that the work is in our database and we are able to target the announced performances and the work’s distributions as early as possible. This also reduces the need to rectify distribution and process complaints.

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