Ships, domestic: Compensation for use of background music (TV/video, CD, radio etc.) in cafeterias and/or other common rooms calculated based on the following rates: [table width=”70%” colalign=”left|right” align=”center” delimiter=”|”] Average number of passengers|NOK per month Up to 50|121,- From 50-75|202,- From 75-100|279,- From 100-125|367,- Over 125|542,- [/table] Ships, foreign: [table width=”70%” colalign=”left|right|right|right|right|right” align=”center” delimiter=”|”] Number […]

Phone/holding music

Calculated based on the switchboard capacity; number of lines or maximum number on hold. Holding music over telephone, compensation per year [table delimiter=”|” colalign=”left|right” align=”center” width=”70%”] Up to 25 lines/number on hold:|NOK 1 304 Over 25/number on hold, per line:|NOK 39,03 [/table]


Circus Applies to the use of music in circus acts Compensation per act [table width=”70%” colalign=”left|left|right” align=”center” delimiter=”|”] Group|Number of seats|NOK per act 1|Up to 500|NOK 164,- 2|501 – 1 000|NOK 263,- 3|1 001 – 2 000|NOK 345,- 4|Over 2000|NOK 448- [/table] Circus owners normally have central agreements with TONO. Carnival/Traveling funfair Pr year: 3 […]

Alpine skiing facility

TONO prices for background music at sports/alpine skiing facilities [table delimiter=”|” width=”70%”  colalign=”left|right” align=”center”] Number of visitors per year/season|Compensation per year/season (NOK) Max 10 000|NOK 1 954- 10 001-100 000|NOK 9 754,- 100 001-200 000|NOK 14 304,- 200 001-300 000|NOK 20 802,- 300 001-400 000|NOK 28 604,- 400 001-500 000|NOK 36 406,- 500 001 or […]

The work place

Music at the work place Radio, TV/video, CD, or similar entertainment in meeting rooms, offices, canteens, or break areas. Applies to businesses with at least 50 employees, of which 30 have access to the music. TONO rates [table delimiter=”|” width=”70%”  colalign=”left|right” align=”center”] Number of employees|NOK per month 0 – 30|0 31 – 50|112 51 – 75|166 […]

Movie theatre

Applies to the use of music during movie showings and in movie advertisements. Movie showings: 1 % of gross revenue from ticket sales. The theatre pays compensation to TONO in arrears either quarterly, every six months, or annually by agreement with TONO.  


For less independent clubs (e.g. youth clubs, retiree clubs, etc. that are not under the auspices of the municipality), 4.5% of the box office takings (total sales) must be paid to TONO. Our minimum compensation fee per club, per year, is NOK 1088


The state has drawn up an agreement with TONO for musical performances that take place within the Church of Norway and other religious communities. The agreement covers performances for all church services and devotional music. For devotional music, church concerts are understood to offer free admission and religious preaching. In May 2021, TONO launched a […]


TONO and KS (Municipal Sector Organization) has negotiated a model agreement for municipalities in Norway that use music that is approved under the auspices of the municipalities. Examples of music usage that are covered by this type of agreement include music at youth clubs, indoor swimming pools and sports centers, playing fields, work places, nursing […]

Fitness center

Fitness centers must pay a TONO compensation fee for the following uses of music: Background music in common areas (weight-lifting rooms, locker rooms, reception areas, etc.) Background music is calculated with a fixed rate of NOK 10.06 per m2 per year. Note: The group exercise area shall not be included in this category. Group exercise sessions […]